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Historical Handiworks classes at Centennial Village Museum 


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Emily Lance, Marketing Assistant
Subject: Historical Handiworks classes at Centennial Village Museum
Visitors can now experience the tricks of the trade first-hand with new adult Historical Handiworks classes at Centennial Village Museum.  Three classes will be offered: Blacksmith Basics, Native American Pottery and Chuckwagon Cooking.  Each class is 2 sessions, Saturday and Sunday from 3-7 pm throughout the summer.  Classes begin June 1 for ages 16 and older.  Children ages 12 and up must be accompanied by an adult.
Scott Chartier, Living History Interpreter at Centennial Village, teaches coiled basket style pottery in the Native American Pottery class. The first session participants will discuss and learn techniques to produce a historical pot. The second session will include decorating and firing their creation.
In the Blacksmith Basics class, participants can experience one of the oldest trades in the world by putting hammer to iron. Participants will learn the "trade secrets" of this ancient skill and make pieces to take home, including a nail, s-hook, and fire rake.
The Chuckwagon Cooking class will teach about cooking over an open fire and learning the basics of cowboy cuisine recipes including biscuits, beans, coffee and dessert. Participants will learn to maintain a proper fire, maintain cookware and then get to enjoy their meal by the campfire.
The classes will be registered through the Culture, Parks, and Recreation class registration system. There will be no registrations at museum sites. Look for museum summer adult classes in the Recreation Connection summer issue. Please note that there is a service charge assessed for online registration, but not walk-in registration. Walk-in registration can be done at the FunPlex, Greeley Ice Haus or the Downtown Recreation Center.
For more description of the classes, visit, or call 350-9220. There is a link on the webpage for online registrations.

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Created at 5/9/2013 10:09 AM  by Aimee Freeland 
Last modified at 5/9/2013 10:09 AM  by Aimee Freeland