Broom-Making Demonstrations at the History Workshop

Every Saturday Until October 30th, 2021 11:00am–5:00pm

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.