Broom-Making Demonstrations at the History Workshop

This event is repeated every 7. days until 10/30/2021.
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Phone: 4137757214
Website (click here)
Historic Deerfield
80 Old Main Street
Deerfield, MA 01342

Broom-Making Demonstrations at the History Workshop

Saturday, August 7th, 14th, 21st  & 28th,  2021

Saturday, September 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Saturday, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 22nd & 30th

10:00 AM  4:00 PM

Brooms were so important to the economy of 19th century Deerfield that at one time there were eight broom-making shops along the Street! Join us in the History Workshop to watch a broom being made by hand, learn about growing and processing broomcorn, and see broom making tools and equipment. Learn the story of Caleb Salisbury, an African-American man who lived in Deerfield and made brooms, and learn about the role of broom-making and craft industry in the 19th century.


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