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Paper Crafting Workshop

June 22, 2019 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Durham Historical Society is sponsoring the first in a series of craft workshops for the community. Valerie M. mARTz a local artist will be conducting a hands-on workshop at the Durham Mill on June 22nd from 11:00 to 1:00. She will demonstrate and assist attendees in making paper boxes to store personal treasures. The boxes will be embellished with an image of a Durham Boat and will give participants a sense of satisfaction that they have mastered a craft used in the 18th and 19th centuries when all containers were made by hand. In addition, two simple origami figures will be demonstrated and presented. Ms. mARTz is an accomplished craftsman belonging to the PA Guild of Craftsmen and its Bucks and Lehigh Valley chapters. Her work has been featured in publications citing America’s 200 best traditional Craftsmen and she has received a White House Holiday commission. An accomplished presenter, she has conducted sessions in Pennsylvania and Delaware venues.

All supplies and equipment will be provided. The cost of the program is $40.00 per participant and the program is being provided as both a service to the community and as a fundraiser for the renovation of the mill. A minimum of 5 participants will be needed for the program to be offered and a maximum of 16 participants will be allowed to ensure that participants receive enough individual attention. This will be the only time that this particular session will be offered and the first 16 individuals to send in their registration fee will have their allotted places reserved. Payment can be made online through PayPal or credit card at the Historical Society’s website (durhamhistoricalsociety.org/membership) or by sending a check to Durham Historical Society, P.O. Box 52, Durham, PA 18039. Please include a comment referencing the Paper Crafting Workshop with either mode of payment. For online payments please fill in the amount of $40 in the Mill Restoration Contribution field.


June 22, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Durham Mill
215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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Durham Historical Society