TheTaber Museum held a Coffee Hour on Thursday, April 11, 2019 with a broom-making demonstration by Sisters Barbara Barrett and Deb Lutz.
This was the second lecture in the 2019 Lecture Series. Deb Lutz and Barbara Barrett gave the demonstration with a wonderfully good senses of humor and an easy-going way of teaching. Deb did the initial configuring of the broom, Barbara sewed the straw into place. They showed a variety of floor brooms, whisk brooms, pot scrubbers,and the like. A featured broom was called a ‘mother-in-law’ broom, which you would give to your ‘well-loved’ mother-in-law - it has a handle full of THORNS.
The Lecture Series combines Thursday morning Coffee Hours (at 10am) March-June, September-December, and Sunday afternoon Society Programs (at 2pm) May through October. The Lecture Series will focus on craftspeople, collectors of and collecting decorative arts. Future talks will include a talk on the history of glass and a demonstration of ‘hot glass’, a history of Roan’s Auction with a look at highlights of sales and current trends in collecting, a brief examination of the tradition of Susquehanna Valley long rifles, a speech on illuminated manuscripts and calligraphy, and a talk on Rose O’Neill and her successful creation, the Kewpie.