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Presentation: Fiber Arts with Celeste Sherry

2023-04-20 Celeste Sherry
The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for

Historic Fiber and Textile Arts 
A Special Presentation by Celeste Sherry

When: Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7:00 pm SHARP
Where: Community Room, 
HSRC History Center, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Admission: $FREE 
(Reservations are required and donations are appreciated)

Before the industrial revolution, fiber and textile arts were a vital part of farmwork for families like the Blauvelts. Celeste Sherry, an expert spinner and living historian, as she discusses the history of spinning and textiles from the Stone Age to the 19th century.

Following a demonstration of fiber spinning on her antique and reproduction spinning wheels, attendees can try their hand at wool picking, combing, carding, and spinning with a variety of natural fibers. 

About the presenter: Celeste brings more than forty years of experience in history and fiber spinning, as well as a career teaching English literature at two local Rockland County colleges. She is a member of the Palisades Guild of Spinners abd Weavers; Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association (MAFA); 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers, Living History Unit; and the Brigade of the American Revolution Living History Organization. She lives in West Nyack. 


Or you can email us at 
info@rockland history, or call us at (845) 634-9629.

Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956

Phone: (845) 634-9629

Please note: Space is limited for this lecture. Reservations are required. A waiting list will be compiled, and available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.


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