Eva Beidler is a genealogist who enjoys putting her “boots on the ground”, heading out on local highways and byways to locate farms and homesteads where her ancestors lived. In this program, she will discuss how she was inspired to research family history and what she learned in visiting home places of the Beidler, Landis and Bower families in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Eva is an art therapist with a graduate degree from George Washington University. She has also shown and
Learn the colorful tradition of grain painting wood at a workshop on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville. In the 18th century, country cabinetmakers grain painted utilitarian objects to imitate the grain of wood. Softwoods were false grained to mimic expensive hardwoods often not available and the technique soon evolved into a folk art form. Homemade paints and tools were used to create finishes as varied as the minds and
The Mennonite Heritage Center announces a basket weaving workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm led by master basket weaver Karen Wychock.
Working over a wooden mold in the manner of the Shakers, students will be weaving a tote basket just in time for their summer farmer’s market purchases or for a day at the beach! The tote basket will be made of a combination of reed and oak. The body of the basket will be woven