Sheep and Wool Fun with Columbia County Historical Society
November 6 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sheep have played an important role in the history of Columbia County—in some communities, there were more sheep than people for many years. Wool from sheep was an important part of clothing that kept county residents warm through the long winter nights, back in the days when you couldn’t just crank up the thermostat.
The Columbia County Historical Society’s November History Saturday Program: “Keeping Warm in the Long Winter: Sheep and Wool!” covers the local history of sheep and wool. Children and their families are invited to come learn about sheep, try their hand at spinning with a drop spindle, and experience wool first hand while making a felt bead necklace.
CCHSNY James Vanderpoel House
$5 per child, CCHS members free
16 Broad Street