Upcoming Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Events
Crafts of the Past
Saturday, May 27 (11:00am - 5:00pm)
The popular Crafts of the Past program returns to Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions share the methods and materials of their work.
Each weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with demonstrations and displays of their work. Most will also offer guests the opportunity to try the craft themselves. Featured crafts include tatting, blacksmithing, Native American basketry, banjo making, and many more.
Crafts of the Past is sponsored by the Fort Nisqually Foundation and made possible by a grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission. It is free with paid admission.
|Synthia Santos||May 27 and 28||Textile Arts|
|Heather Kibbey||June 3 and 4||Spinning|
|Ray Baker||June 10||Blacksmthing|
|John Simpkins||June 11||Blacksmithing|
|Patti Logan||June 17||Tatting|
|Rich Repp||July 1 and 2||Scrimshaw|
|Karen Haas||July 8 and 9||Weaving|
|Judy Bridges||July 15 and 16||Basketry|
|John Salicco||July 22 and 23||Banjos and Banjo Making|
|Jerry Kempe||July 29 and 30||Leatherworking|
|Steve Ricketts||August 5 and 6||Tin Whistle|
|Kelsey Boyce||August 12 and 13||Punch and Judy|
|Finn Posner||August 19 and 20||Wood Turning|
|Alan Archimbault||August 26 and 27||Illustration|
|Elise Franklin||September 2, 3 and 4||Quilting|