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.