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Distaff Day: Women’s 18th Century Domestic Skills

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$5.00
Through demonstrations and presentations, Fort Roberdeau’s Living History Interpreters will engage visitors in learning about the domestic skills 18th century women used to maintain the home and family.
The event’s name is based on a tool used to hold the fibers for spinning – the distaff. Because spinning was woman’s work, the female half of a couple became known as the distaff.
Demonstrations and presentations will be staged outdoors in areas that will allow recommended social distancing between Living History Interpreters and visitors. Please wear a mask when you enter any buildings and outside when unable to maintain 6 feet of social distance. At this time, we are not able to offer any hands-on activities. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch as there will not be any food sales.
Visit with Living History Interpreters to learn about colonial clothing, pockets, food preservation, herbs, spinning, weaving, and dressing the bed.
We look forward to sharing the day with you!
Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/children under 12

Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/FtRoberdeau

Organizer

Fort Roberdeau

Venue

Fort Roberdeau
383 Fort Roberdeau Road
Altoona, 16601 United States
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Phone:
814-946-0048
Website:
fortroberdeau.org