Colonial Life of Women Series: Weaving Thru History and Over & Under - The Art of Weaving (POSTP


The Glebe House Museum will continue its “Colonial Life Series” focusing on the Colonial Life of Women. This series is presented with the help of a grant received from the “Women’s Giving Circle of the Connecticut Community Foundation”. The Colonial Life Series was designed to present the “lost” arts of colonial life, in an intimate setting, at our historic site. Immerse yourself in history in these programs based on the important contributions of women during the colonial period that affected not only their immediate household, but their local community and beyond.

This six-part series has already presented lectures & hands on workshops including the life of colonial women, herbalism basics, painting theorems, and vinegar etched framing.

The closing two programs will include: colonial textiles and the basics of hand-weaving.

Weaving Thru History

POSTPONED - Rescheduled date to be determined

Weaving was already an ancient art in the colonial era, but how did it evolve and what were the advancements made by the 18th century that allowed colonial women to provide their families with linens & clothing. Join Glebe Director, LoriAnn Witte, for this presentation about the history of weaving and its effect on the production of necessities, decorative arts and fashion.

This program will be presented in the “kitchen” of the Glebe House Museum (c.1750), immersed in colonial artifacts and history. Light refreshments will be served.

Over & Under – The Art of Weaving

POSTPONED - Rescheduled date to be determined

Have you ever wanted to learn how to weave, but find all of the available information complicated and the supplies pricey? Then this is the workshop for you! Participants will learn how to make a simple loom and the techniques for set up and basic weaving to get started. Glebe Director, LoriAnn Witte, will share her knowledge of 25+ years of weaving in technique and tools of the trade. Join us for this hands-on workshop presented in the “kitchen” of the Glebe House Museum (c.1750), immersed in colonial artifacts and history. Light refreshments will be served.

* Please contact Museum Director for information about Materials Fee.

Dates & Times: Weaving Thru History - POSTPONED

Over & Under-The Art of Weaving - POSTPONED

Fee: Weaving Thru History - $20 each for members - $25 each for non-members

Over & Under- The Art of Weaving - $20 each for members - $25 each for non-members * Plus Materials Fee.

(Sign up for both programs and receive a $10 discount.)

(All proceeds benefit the Glebe House Museum)

Registration is required / Limited seating. Call 203-263-2855 or office@glebehousemuseum.org

Location: The Glebe House Museum, 49 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798

Presenter: LoriAnn Witte, Glebe House Director & Weaver of 25+ Years

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Location:

49 Hollow Road

Woodbury, CT 06798

203-263-2855 office@glebehousemuseum.org

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*Please note: For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers the Museum is open by reservation only. Guided Tours will be made available on select, Friday, Saturday and Sunday dates. 

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*See our calendar page for available dates.

The Gertrude Jekyll Garden:  Open year round, 7 days per week, dawn-dusk, for self-guided tours.

*Please follow proper "social distancing" when visiting. 

Museum Admission:

Adults-$7.00

Children under 12: Free

Garden Suggested Donation - $2.00

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