Museum hours: Mon-Sat: 10a.m. - 5p.m. | Sun: noon - 5p.m.

Making History: Heirloom Art Series

Put history in your hands with this Saturday series of workshops exploring heritage crafts. Each workshop is taught by an experienced instructor; materials and a light lunch are included.

The Lost Art of Calligraphy

June 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

In an age of computer fonts and text messaging, handwriting is no longer at the forefront of communication. Let’s dust off the cobwebs and revive an ancient, elegant art form that’s so enjoyable, you may find it becoming addictive. Appreciate handwritten communication in the midst of an era of digital media. Calligraphy is fun, relaxing, and rewarding!  Click here to register for the June 17 event.

Making History: Sweet Blooms

July 15, 10 a.m.1 p.m.

When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840, the cake weighed 300 pounds, measured 3 yards in circumference, and was festooned with every kind of sugar flower imaginable. From this, a tradition was born! The Victorian era is known for its love of arts and crafts, and creating flowers made of sugar quickly became a favorite pastime. Please join us for a unique experience and craft your own sugar confection! Click here to register for the July 15 Making History event.

Beginning Crochet

August 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Do you remember those beautiful doilies your grandmother or aunt made as table mats or coasters? In this beginner’s crochet class, you’ll learn a little history along with a new skill. No experience is necessary to make a phone case or cover for your e-reader or tablet. Join us and experience the satisfaction of creating something useful with your hands.  Click here to register for the August 19 event.

Registration: The cost of each workshop is $15 ($10 for members). Register in advance to guarantee your space. Members: Please sign in to apply your discount.

Workshop instruction is designed for adults; teenagers accompanied by an adult are welcome.

For questions and more information, email Cynthia.Tomerlin@ocfl.net or call 407-836-8580.