Broom-Making Demonstrations at the History Workshop

Date: May 29, 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, May 29, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2021

Saturday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2021

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

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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