The Celebration of Woodworking is just a few weeks away! This event, hosted by the Hudson River Maritime Museum, is on Saturday, October 1st, from 10am to 5pm at Kingston Landing in Kingston. Dozens of artisans and craftspeople from the Mid Hudson Woodworkers will showcase their fine woodwork and share their craft during live demonstrations for the public.
The club will be hosting a free raffle for kids to win handmade wooden toys, and a saw mill will be in operation milling logs. Other demonstrations include scroll saw, bowl turning, and chair caning. A truly unique and amazing demonstration will be provided by Master Birch Bark Canoe Builder, Ken Weeks. His workshop on Saturday 9am-2pm will present on indigenous practices such as harvesting and processing different parts of the tree into usable materials for boat building, to make pine pitch, lashing, and birch bark skins. For the complete hands on experience, you can find the link to sign up for his workshop at https://www.hrmm.org/adult-classes.html. Visitors will be able to view his processes during tours of the Wooden Boat School and Ken will be available afterward for questions and answers until 5PM.
Admission to the Celebration of Woodworking is free to the public, and includes reduced admission to the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
Another spectacle at the Celebration of Woodworking will be the debut of the Kingston Boat Builders Challenge! Eight teams of builders - composed of community members and teams sponsored by local businesses - will compete to build an 8’ rowing skiff. Upon completion, teams will race their skiffs across the Rondout Creek! Proceeds from the Boat Builders Challenge will benefit the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Sailing School YouthBoat program.
To learn more about the event, visit www.hrmm.org/bbc.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related communities. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard its floating classroom, Solaris. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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