June 18, 2024

“Hands-On History”: Corn Husk Doll Workshop


(Rehoboth, MA) –

Calling kids of all ages! September is harvest time in Rehoboth! Join us at the Carpenter Museum on Saturday, September 23rd at 10 AM and make your own corn husk doll to take home.
Corn husk doll crafting will be the third installment in the Carpenter Museum’s 2023 “Hands-On History” Workshop Series. Learn about the crucial role that corn played in the lives of people who lived here in the past. Not only a vital food source, corn plants were used in the construction of many household objects. They also served as an ideal material for making children’s toys! We will discuss the historical importance of corn, as well as the history of children’s games, toys, and play in early New England, as we craft our own corn husk dolls to take home. This workshop is geared toward school age children in grades 2-12. Members register children for free! Non-member fee is $10. Looking for an activity geared toward adults? Register for our fiber arts workshop on August 12th and keep an eye out for our final 2023 workshop in November (date TBD).

To sign up for this event or to become a member, call the Carpenter Museum at (508)252-3031 or visit our 2023 Workshop Series page www.rehobothantiquarian.org/2023-workshop-series

About the Carpenter Museum:

The Carpenter Museum, named in honor of major benefactors Elsie Carpenter and her son E. Winsor Carpenter, is Rehoboth’s local history museum. Our mission is to collect, document, preserve, and share material culture related to the town’s history. We connect the Rehoboth community with these artifacts and with local history in general through our exhibits and programming. The Museum provides the wider community with research support, especially in the area of genealogy, and promotes learning about American history through direct experience with objects from the past.


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