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Making History: Family History 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.

Out of the Shoebox on a Shoestring Budget!

March 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Everyone has a box of treasured family photos tucked away in a closet or in the attic. Bring your “shoebox” of family photos, and we’ll learn how to organize and label them properly. We’ll also talk about environmental issues and deal with difficulties such as odor and deterioration. Click here to register for the March 25 Making History event.

Recording the Past: An Oral History Workshop

April 22, 10 a.m.1 p.m.

Many of us have wanted to preserve the life stories and memories of our parents, grandparents, neighbors, and community members in their own words and voices. At this workshop, we’ll focus on what makes a good oral history and also look at some of the equipment that’s helpful in conducting an interview. Click here to register for the April 22 Making History event.

Preserving Family Photos in a Digital Age

May 20, 10 a.m.1 p.m.

This workshop offers instruction on digitizing your photographs, including techniques about the best ways to scan, store, and add historical information and references to your family archives. Bring a few of your photos to be scanned and stored! Click here to register for the May 20 Making History event.

Registration: The cost of each workshop is $15 ($10 for annual pass holders). Register in advance to guarantee your space. Annual pass holders: 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.

Sugar Flowers

Making History: Heirloom Art Series

Sweet Blooms

April 22, 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 April 22 event.

Silk Painting 101

May 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Welcome to the world of painting on silk! Leave your cares at the door, bring a friend, and step into a creative atmosphere. This is your opportunity to unwind and express yourself as an experienced instructor guides you through this beautiful art form. Click here to register for the May 6 event.

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.

Registration: The cost of each workshop is $15 ($10 for annual pass holders). Register in advance to guarantee your space. Annual pass holders: 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.