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Historic Deerfield, Historic Trades Demonstrations

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Brooms were so important to the economy of 19th century Deerfield that at one time there were eight broom-making shops along the Street! Join us in the History Workshop to watch a broom being made by hand, learn about growing and processing broomcorn, and see broom making tools and equipment. Learn the story of Caleb Salisbury, an African-American man who lived in Deerfield and made brooms, and learn about the role of broom-making and craft industry in the 19th century.


October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT


Historic Deerfield
84B Old Main Street
Deerfield, MA 01342
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(413) 774-5581
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