Rain Barrel and Chair Caning Workshops
May 11, 2013
Come join us at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka for Second Saturday activites including dulcimer playing, open hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, blacksmithing and demonstrations about Native American culture. The Park's buildings, including a log cabin, a doctor's office and a barn, are open for visitors as well. Second Saturdays are open to the public and free of charge.
In addition to our regular Second Saturday activities, we will also be offering two great workshops, making rain barrels and old-time chair caning.
Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop
Have you been interested in building your own 55 gallon rain barrel? Would you like to see how this same concept is used on a larger scale with a system that can harvest 3200 gallons of rain water? Then, we have just the workshop for you! Come join us at the Lee County Historical Museum on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. During the workshop, participants will learn about rain water harvesting and construct their own rain barrel. In addition to making a rain barrel, participants will be given a tour of the rainwater harvesting system in place at Pioneer Park. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Cost $35
Old Time Chair Caning Workshop
Winfred Roughton, a Huguley resident who has many years of experience caning will show you how cane your own chair. No experience necessary but registration is required. This workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST. Bring a chair to be caned and 5 gallon bucket for soaking weaving reed. Cost is $40.00 and covers all the supplies needed to bottom two chairs. Preregistration is required.
To register send name, address and check to:
Lee County Historical Society,
P. O. Box 206, 6500 Stage Road (Hwy 14)
Loachapoka, AL 36865.
For more information about Second Saturdays at Pioneer Park or either of these workshops please call 334-887-3007 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee County Historical Society's mission is to relate the history and traditions of Lee County, Alabama (and the surrounding areas) through: preservation, restoration, education, presentation, publication, and acquisition.