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Drop Spindle Spinning
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Drop Spindle Spinning

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Learn about the history of spinning, the different fibers that can be used, and how to prep wool during this interactive class.  Our talented instructors will assist you in learning on a drop spindle to help you create your own yarn. Workshop includes a drop spindle of your own, wool, and instruction book.

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Family Barn Quilt Painting
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Family Barn Quilt Painting

Paint your own barn quilt to hang in your home. Learn about the significance of barn quilts. Children will practice pattern repetition with a short barn quilt design activity. There will be 3 patterns and an array of colors to choose from for your completed project. An instructor will assist participants in drawing their patterns. All supplies are provided for this class. Finished project size is 2’ x 2’.

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Females at the Forge
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Females at the Forge

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The class is designed to give women with little or no metal working skills as a hands-on, fun “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in a blacksmith shop while making various decorative items to take home. Topics will include safety, tools and equipment, and beginning techniques for shaping metal. Small class size guarantees lots of one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge!

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Metal Christmas Ornaments
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Metal Christmas Ornaments

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Whether it's to create your own keepsake or make presents for friends and family, this is a great opportunity to learn simple metalworking techniques in copper, tin, and brass. You'll have the opportunity to create 2-3 attractive ornaments.

Fee: $5.00 for MCHS Member. $10 for non-member. Advanced registration is required. Ages 6+. Adult must accompany children under age 16.

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Save your Stones! Gravestone Preservation Workshop
Sep
6
9:00 AM09:00

Save your Stones! Gravestone Preservation Workshop

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Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity/Holy Family Convent Cemetery with St. Joseph’s Church in the background. Photo is courtesy of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

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The Manitowoc County Historical Society presents a workshop focusing on headstone preservation. Join us from 9 am to 3 pm on Friday, September 6 and discover more about the importance of cemetery preservation.

Indoor classroom learning will take place in the morning in the upstairs conference hall at the Generose Enrichment Center (former St. Joseph Church) at Silver Lake College. Learn about different types of headstones, how they deteriorate and methods of preservation.

Then put into practice what you’ve learned! We will head out to Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity/Holy Family Convent Cemetery for on-site demonstrations and practice.

Schedule for the workshop:
9 am to 11 am: Indoor presentation on "Cemetery Preservation Basics" at Generose Enrichment Center (former St. Joseph Church)
11 am-12 pm Lunch and meet at the cemetery
12-3 pm Gravestone cleaning and gravestone resetting demonstration in the Field. 

The cost for the workshop is $35 for MCHS Members and $45 for Non-Members. The workshop includes lunch and a gravestone cleaning kit. Class size is limited to 25, so make your reservation today. Reservations are due by August 23.

Thank you to the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the Holiday Inn-Manitowoc for helping to make this workshop possible!

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Advanced Blacksmithing
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Blacksmithing

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Take the next step in your blacksmithing training and build on the skills learned in our beginner class. Participants will make a project to take home. Small class size guarantees lots of one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge!

All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and a water bottle.

Fee: $25.00 for MCHS Member. $30 for non-member. Advanced registration required. Age 16 and older.

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Family Blacksmithing Workshop
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Family Blacksmithing Workshop

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This class will allow a parent/grandparent to work with a child as they learn historic blacksmithing techniques in a historic setting. Everyone will get to make several small, hands-on projects, such as small dinner triangles and hooks, while learning about proper safety in a workshop environment.

All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and a water bottle.

Fee: $35.00 for MCHS Member pair. $50 for non-member pair. A pair is defined as one adult and one child (age 12 to 17). Advanced registration is required. 

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Advanced Blacksmithing
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Blacksmithing

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Take the next step in your blacksmithing training and build on the skills learned in our beginner class. Participants will make a project to take home. Small class size guarantees lots of one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge!

All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and a water bottle.

Fee: $25.00 for MCHS Member. $30 for non-member. Advanced registration required. Age 16 and older.

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Beginning Blacksmithing: Boot Scraper
Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Blacksmithing: Boot Scraper

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The class is designed to give someone with little or no metal working skills as a hands-on, fun “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in a blacksmith shop while making a boot scraper to take home. Topics will include safety, tools and equipment, and beginning techniques for shaping metal. Small class size guarantees lots of one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge!

All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and a water bottle.

Fee: $25.00 for MCHS Member. $30 for non-member. Advanced registration required. Age 16 and older.

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Family Blacksmithing Workshop
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Family Blacksmithing Workshop

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This class will allow a parent/grandparent to work with a child as they learn historic blacksmithing techniques in a historic setting. Everyone will get to make several small, hands-on projects, such as small dinner triangles and hooks, while learning about proper safety in a workshop environment.

All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and a water bottle.

Fee: $35.00 for MCHS Member pair. $50 for non-member pair. A pair is defined as one adult and one child (age 12 to 17). Advanced registration is required. 

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Beginning Blacksmithing: Dinner Triangle
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Blacksmithing: Dinner Triangle

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The class is designed to give someone with little or no metal working skills as a hands-on, fun “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in a blacksmith shop while making a dinner triangle to take home. Topics will include safety, tools and equipment, and beginning techniques for shaping metal. Small class size guarantees lots of one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge!

All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and a water bottle.

Fee: $25.00 for MCHS Member. $30 for non-member. Advanced registration required. Age 16 and older.

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Beginning Blacksmithing: "S" Hook
Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Blacksmithing: "S" Hook

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The class is designed to give someone with little or no metal working skills as a hands-on, fun “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in a blacksmith shop while making a decorative “S” hook to hang in your home. Topics will include safety, tools and equipment, and beginning techniques for shaping metal. Small class size guarantees lots of one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge!

All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and a water bottle.

Fee: $25.00 for MCHS Member. $30 for non-member. Advanced registration required. Age 16 and older.

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Victorian Date Night
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

Victorian Date Night

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Discover the romance, foods, and courting etiquette of the Victorian era! The night is designed for pairs of friends or significant others. You’ll explore common courting rituals, such as writing love letters, enjoy a light dinner, and practice romantic parlor games.

Fee: $50.00 for MCHS Member pair. $60 for non-member pair. Advanced registration required. Age 16 and older.

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Family Woodworking
Jun
28
1:00 PM13:00

Family Woodworking

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Woodworking can be fun for everyone! Use real woodworking tools such as hammers, hand drills, hand saw and others to make your own wooden project with the assistance of our instructors. Together, we will learn to safely use a variety of woodworking tools and make our own wood creations.

Fee: $35.00 for MCHS Member pair. $50 for non-member pair. A pair is defined as one adult and one child (age 7 to 17). Advanced registration is required. 

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Family Blacksmithing Workshop - SOLD OUT
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Family Blacksmithing Workshop - SOLD OUT

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SOLD OUT!
Click here for an additional family blacksmithing workshop on July 26.

This class will allow a parent/grandparent to work with a child as they learn historic blacksmithing techniques in a historic setting. Everyone will get to make several small, hands-on projects, such as small dinner triangles and hooks, while learning about proper safety in a workshop environment.

All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and a water bottle.

Fee: $35.00 for MCHS Member pair. $50 for non-member pair. A pair is defined as one adult and one child (age 7 to 17). Advanced registration is required. 

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Family Pioneer Games
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Family Pioneer Games

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Have you ever wondered what games pioneer children played? Laura Ingalls Wilder describes many games and activities in her books, and research shows us a few other games that children played during this era. Join us for our workshop as we make toys that you can take home.

Fee: $35.00 for MCHS Member pair. $50 for non-member pair. A pair is defined as one adult and one child (age 7 to 17). Advanced registration is required. 

We are proud to hold this event in celebration of Wisconsin Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month.

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Drop Spindle Spinning
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Drop Spindle Spinning

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Learn about the history of spinning, the different fibers that can be used, and how to prep wool during this interactive class.  Our talented instructors will assist you in learning on a drop spindle to help you create your own yarn. Appropriate for ages 10-adult.

Advanced registration required. Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members.

Registration includes a drop spindle of your own, wool, and instruction book. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee. The class is limited to 5 people. 

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
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Name
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Are you an MCHS Member?
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Homebrewing Workshop
Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Homebrewing Workshop

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Learn how to homebrew and appreciate your own beer with the Manty Malters.  The workshop will cover home brewing essentials and will serve up samples. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Advanced registration required. Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee.

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
I certify that I am over the age of 21. *

 

 

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Advanced Blacksmithing
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Blacksmithing

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The advanced workshop is for those who have attended at least one workshop and would like to complete a more difficult project.Appropriate for ages 15 - adult.

Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee.

Advanced registration required. The class is limited to 5 people. 

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
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Beginning Blacksmithing
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Blacksmithing

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Learn the history and basic techniques of blacksmithing as you create your own project to take home with the help of our village blacksmiths. Appropriate for ages 15 - adult.

Our beginner workshops are ideal for those who have never attended a workshop before. 

Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee.

Advanced registration required. The class is limited to 5 people. 

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Are you an MCHS Member?
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Beginning Blacksmithing - SOLD OUT!
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Blacksmithing - SOLD OUT!

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SOLD OUT!

Learn the history and basic techniques of blacksmithing as you create your own project to take home with the help of our village blacksmiths. Appropriate for ages 15 - adult.

Our beginner workshops are ideal for those who have never attended a workshop before. 

Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee.

Advanced registration required. The class is limited to 5 people. 

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
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