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Historic Deerfield, Historic Trades Demonstrations

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

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

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.

Details

Date:
October 9
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
EDT

Venue

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