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Old-Fashioned Day Coming Up in Eaton Corner!

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--July 27, 2015.


EVENT: Old Fashioned Day / Journée d’Antan
Demonstrations of Heritage Crafts & Skills

DATE: Sunday, August 9, 2015, 1 to 5 p.m.
PLACE: Eaton Corner Museum
374 Route 253 (Eaton Corner), Cookshire-Eaton, Québec

ORGANIZER: Eaton Corner Museum, 819-875-5256, ,

CONTACT: Jacqueline Hyman, 819-889-2698,

Take a step back in time at Old Fashioned Day, an annual event presented by the Eaton Corner Museum, on Sunday, August 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. Demonstrations and displays of heritage crafts and skills will be presented by local people who still know how to do them.

Old Fashioned Day gives visitors an opportunity to watch how to do things that our great-grandparents used to do: quilting, wool spinning and carding, weaving, needlepoint, chicken scratch embroidery, blacksmithing, timber frame construction, wood carving, basket-making, and more. There will also be exhibits of many kinds of antique tools and machinery.

Also planned for the day are Old Time music, old time children’s activities, horse and wagon rides, and a complimentary tea service with homemade scones and jam.

NEW THIS YEAR: Practical tips on how to preserve your family treasures, and ideas for making a family time capsule to keep for future generations. Museologist Brigitte Campeau will give advice on how to store, handle, and display mementos such as photographs (including digital), paper documents, books, jewelry, quilts, cookware, textiles and clothing, oral histories, and more. The public is welcome to bring along some items for recommendations, but should note that there will not be any appraisals or valuations given.

Demonstrations, displays and activities will take place at the Museum site in Eaton Corner which includes the Church, the Foss House and the Academy, all designated as historic sites and located at the corner of Route 253 and Laberee Road. Visitors may take the opportunity to see the permanent exhibit in the church, A Tale of the Townships, as well as view part of the Museum’s reserve collections dating back to the early 1800s in the Academy.

Admission to Old Fashioned Day is $10. Children 10 years and under will be admitted for free. A tea service with home made scones and jam is included in the entry fee and will be served between 1:30 and 4:00 in the Academy. Also, a hot dog lunch will be available for sale between 11 and 1:30.

The Museum is located at 374 Route 253, Eaton Corner, in Cookshire-Eaton. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, until September. Visit our website for information about other activities in 2015.

A delightful way to spend a summer afternoon !

374 Route 253 (Eaton Corner), Cookshire-Eaton, QC J0B1M0 / / 819-875-5256