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Heritage Trades School @ Pinecrest

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 7, 2024 at 9:00 am

Saturday April 6th from 9am – 5pm
Sunday, April 7th from 9am – 2pm

Join one of these weekend workshops to create and take home a project from one of our workshop options. Spend the weekend immersed in history and take a bit of 19th century life and learning with you when you go!

Supplies and equipment are provided. Snacks and a lunch are provided. Participants should plan to bring their own beverages, and be prepared for the weather.

Choose from one of the following classes and click on the class title to register (registration opens on February 1 for members and February 15 for non-members):

  • Blacksmithing: Study with Forged in Fire Champion, Jeremiah Backhaus, of Umbrella Forge to make a quality blade.

  • Carpentry: Take up a hand plane and try your hand at traditional wood working. Make and take a box using historical hand tools and methods. Learn the precision art of dovetailing.

  • Dressmaking: Join dressmaker, Hannah Harvey, for a dressmaking class. Make up a Civil War era dress tailored to your measurements while learning about historic construction methods, fabric and prints, and hand sewing techniques. Up your game for this season’s reenactments.

  • 19th Century Angling: Sport fishing is not new. Learn the basics of fishing in the nineteenth century and construct your own rod.

Advanced registration is required. Class sizes are limited. Costs vary by workshop. MCHS Members receive 15% off the fee.


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April 6
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Pinecrest Historical Village
924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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