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“Sheep to Shawl” at Brookside Museum
June 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guess who’s baaaaaaaack! The long-running interactive “Sheep to Shawl” program at Brookside Museum is making its triumphal return with a special Family Day as part of the weekend’s celebration of our grand reopening.
On Sunday, June 27, 2021, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., sheep, lambs, farmers, herders, and shearers, including the famous Fred the Shearer, will assemble on Brookside’s lush front lawn to demonstrate every facet of sheep husbandry, shearing, and weaving to produce the wool clothing that was so ubiquitous in colonial America.
Sheep to Shawl is an interactive, family-friendly event. Young and the young-at-heart will have fun petting the sheep, meeting farmers, and participating in demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public – A terrific opportunity to enjoy the wonderful weather, learn a thing or two, enjoy some quality family time, and see all the exciting changes at Brookside.
Debuting in 1979, Sheep to Shawl quickly became a staple of area school field trips. As soon as public health policy permits, History Center staff will once again offer the unique learning experience for school groups. “I hope that people of all ages who have memories of past Sheep to Shawl programs will return to Brookside to join us again,” notes Director of Education Anne Clothier. “And we look forward to welcoming new folks who want to make new memories.”
Brookside Museum is located at the west end of fun and fashionable Front Street in historic Ballston Spa. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. For more information telephone (518) 885-4000, visit www.brooksidemuseum.org, or follow on social media: Twitter, @SaratogaCoHist; Instagram, SaratogaCountyHistory.