Evergreen's Third Annual Outdoor Quilt Festival Seeks Entries!
On Saturday, September 29th, 2007, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., the grounds around Hiwan
Homestead Museum will be filled with the colorful artistry of more than 100 handmade
quilts gathered from the Evergreen community. Last year's Festival was an outstanding success with 75 quilts displayed. Quilters from around the Evergreen area and beyond loaned their handiwork to Hiwan Homestead Museum for the colorful display.
Two quilts per person may be entered in this non-juried show, on a first-come-first-
served basis. There is no charge to enter your quilts. Entry forms are available at Hiwan Homestead Museum.
Hiwan Halloween Celebration
Tuesday, October 30th, 4-7 P.M. This free celebration is open to the public and all are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes! The Museum will be decorated in scary Halloween style. Halloween treats and presents will be given out. Non-scary stories will entertain the younger ghoulies and ghosties, while older children and adults can enjoy watching "Nosferatu", the 1922 silent film version of "Dracula."
To inquire about or make reservations for any of these activities,
call Hiwan Homestead Museum, 303-674-6262
Hiwan News provided by Sue Ashbaugh, Meghan McGinnes and John Steinle.
Adult Craft Classes for Fall at Hiwan Homestead Museum
October 3 & 10 - Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
Come join us as we explore different types of felting to make Christmas ornaments. Make one for yourself and some for JCHS to sell at the Alternative Christmas Fair. Week 1 we will knit and/or needle felt the basic ornaments, week 2 we will embellish them. Basic knitting skills required for knitted ornaments, no experience necessary for needle felting. Fee of $5 includes all materials and instruction. Instructor: Susan Jones.
Pine Needle Baskets
October 17 - Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.
Learn the fine art of making pine needle baskets with Chumash Indian artist, Linda Aguilar, whose exquisite baskets are on currently on exhibit in Hiwan Museum. In this class, you will complete a basket while learning the cultural background of Linda's heritage. This class complements Linda's presentation at Hiwan Museum on October 11. $25 fee includes all materials and instruction. Instructor: Linda Aguilar
Perforated Paper Embroidery
October 25 - Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Originating in England and Germany in the 1830s, perforated paper for embroidery found its way to America in the 1840s and has been popular periodically ever since. In the class, you will complete a small gift tag or ornament and learn a bit of history as well. All materials and instruction will be included for the fee of $7. Instructor: Sue Knepley
Please Note: All Craft Classes are filled on first-come-first-served basis. Pre-registration is required. Register early, space is limited. Call the Museum, 303-674-6262, to learn more or to register.
WANTED: FUN-LOVING VOLUNTEERS!
Volunteers are currently being recruited for the Education Programs at Hiwan Homestead Museum. Training for the Pioneer History Program, which serves 4th graders, includes spinning lessons with a professional spinner. Arts of the Tribal Southwest is a program serving 3rd graders. Training for this activity will be on a less formal basis. The After School Program offers crafts and activities for grade school age children. Volunteers may pick those crafts that are most interesting to them and training will be on an individual basis. Call Sue at 303-674-6262 to learn about the exciting opportunities to be involved with history! You'll be glad you did!
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...Make a Note of These Important Fall Dates!
Evergreen's 3rd Annual Outdoor Quilt Festival, Saturday, September 29, 2007, 10am - 4pm. Over 100 quilts from our community will be displayed inside and outside Hiwan Homestead Museum. A feast for the eyes on a beautiful Fall day (Susan Grannell promises)! Call Susan at 303-674-6262 for details.
Alternative Christmas Fair, Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2007, Evergreen Lutheran Church. Non-profit organizations from around the world are represented at this unique holiday shopping event. Get your shopping done and help JCHS staff our booth to sell our "wares". This is a very important (and profitable) opportunity for JCHS to reach out to the community. We need 2 staffers for each 3-hour shift, 10am-1pm and 1-4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Email us if you can help us out.
The Titanic Code: Legends, Lies & Lifeboats, Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 5:30 p.m at The Tattered Cover Bookstore on Colfax. Free Admission. Come hear our own John Steinle as he separates fact from fiction about the famous ship. This event is sponsored by the Molly Brown House. Call John at Hiwan, 303-674-6262, for more info.
The Record is published four times per year by the Jefferson County Historical Society. Editor: Rebecca Young. The deadline for the Winter 2007 issue is November 15th. Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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