Fun Historical Society Events For Children And Adults In July

Lakewood Historical Society Educator, Jenni Shelton, with Lakewood students.

The Lakewood Historical Society has some new and exciting events coming up in July. New this year are Crafty Fridays starting July 6 and Templar Motor Company Display Family Day on July 7.

Crafty Fridays Every Friday in July at the Oldest Stone House in Lakewood Park

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Lakewood Historical Society is offering free craft instruction every Friday afternoon in July from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the evening outside of the Oldest Stone House. The Historical Society used to have quilting bees in years past and we are continuing that legacy through hands on craft events that children and adults can enjoy together.

Friday, July 6 - Make your own quill pens and ink. Practice writing with pens like our founding fathers did when they signed the Declaration of Independence. They could also order ink from the general store. Make goose feather pens and even make your own ink from berries.

Friday, July 13 - Practice weaving with burlap and wool. Younger children will also card and spin wool with a drop spindle. Pioneer children used burlap to practice needlepoint as well as their ABC’s.

Friday, July 20 - Make a community quilt, or create your own six square mini quilt to take home. We will have materials available for you to either hand sew or use glue to make quilting squares to add to the quilt. Join our old-fashioned quilting bee, which is open for all ages and skill levels!

Friday, July 27 - Learn the craft of loom beading, making your own bookmarks or jewelry to take home. The Wyandotte Indians who lived in this area in the 1700s used porcupine quills to stitch designs with beads.

Templar Motor Company Display Family Day

Saturday, July 7 at the Lake Erie Screw Factory 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Car enthusiast David Buehler has collected thousands of photographs, newspapers and other Templar Motor Company memorabilia and is excited to partner with the Lakewood Historical Society to offer free guided tours of his cars and ever growing Templar collection on several Saturdays throughout the year, starting with this Saturday, July 7, 2018. 

Tour a vintage collection of Templar cars in the original factory where they were first produced. From 1917 to 1924 the Lake Erie Screw Factory produced ammunition for World War I as well as thousands of cars. There are a dozen antique cars on display for you to see, along with video of these cars in action. This is a free event, located in the Screw Factory Artist Lofts.

Greg Palumbo is the Executive Director at The Lakewood Historical Society.

Greg Palumbo

Greg Palumbo

Executive Director, The Lakewood Historical Society

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 6:08 PM, 07.03.2018