Monday, February 17, 2014

Orange Historical Society offers chance to make baskets 'reminiscent of colonial days'

ORANGE - The Orange Historical Society will hold a session on how to hand make "a basket reminiscent of colonial days" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 at the historic 1740 Nathan Bryan-William Andrew House, 131 Old Tavern Road, organizers said.
"Noted  basket makers , Ray and Caryl DeFrancesco of H.H. Perkins will tell about the history of basketry and each visitor will be given supplies to make a splint marketing basket," organizers said in a release.
"This unique opportunity for a tour of the  oldest house in Orange and a chance to relive an age-old craft," costs $35 per person.
Make checks payable to OHS and send to PO Box 784,  Orange, 06477.  Space is limited to 18 guests.  For information call 203-795-3106.

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