Farmers' Museum

Workshop: Soap Making

Soap Making
Wednesday, June 13, 2018. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Discover the simple method of cold-process soapmaking from scratch!
Learn how to (safely) combine lye with a variety of fixed oils ranging from olive oil to lard. We will be exploring the use of additives and their properties, along with carrier oils, fragrance oils, essential oils, scents, nutrients, exfoliants, and colorants to create just the right bar of soap for you. You will make your own 1 lb. batch of soap to take home – enough for 5 large bars!

Join Our Spring Hot Frame Gardening Workshop!

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Jump-start your garden with this ancient technique that can beat the late winter cold! You will first construct your own 3 ft x 2 ft frame to take home, then learn how to set it up by working on the hot frames in our historic gardens. We’ll even send you home with a hand-picked variety of heirloom seeds and seedlings to get started right away!


Museum Teacher

The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum seek retired school teachers, professionals, or those with an enthusiasm for sharing 19th Century history with kids of all ages. The position is seasonal (March – June/September-November) with minimal and varied hours, but provides many opportunities for learning trades and crafts from the past. Training will be provided.  Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong communication skills and be comfortable speaking in a one-on-one or group setting.

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