AURORA, N.Y. — On Saturday, August 17th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Village of Aurora Historical Society will host “Colorful Past, Colorful Present: Fibers, Textiles, and Dyes in Cayuga County Then and Now.” Three contemporary artisan-shepherds – Cheryl Germain (Appleseed Farm, Locke), Heather Warren (LochanMor Farm, Cato), and Margaret Flowers (Trinity Farm, Aurora) – will join with Village Historian Linda Schwab (Glebe Farm, Aurora) to explore the role of fiber and textile arts in local and regional history and its practice as a living and evolving tradition today. Discussion will also include sheep husbandry and the wide range of colors from natural and synthetic dyes (as well as naturally colored wool).
The program is free and the Aurora Historical Society, located at 371 Main St., Aurora NY 13026 on the ground-level rear courtyard, is accessible to all. This special event is part of the Folk Art programming for Water/Ways in NY; it is sponsored by New York Folklore, and supported by grants from the New York State Regional Economic Development Initiative, a program of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
–Village of Aurora Historical Society
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