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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Enjoy Old Fashioned, Homespun Fun at Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum

Step back in time and try your hand at making traditional crafts the old fashioned way! On Saturday, September 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum presents the Homespun History Family Day. Learn how the local craftspeople of yesteryear dedicated their lives to a trade and created beautiful handmade works of art for their friends, family and neighbors long before modern machinery and megastores.

Guests will get a chance to meet modern craftspeople who continue the past traditions of basketry, leatherworking, pottery, weaving, and other traditional crafts. These craftspeople will also demonstrate their skills and show guests how handcrafted goods were made in years past. Skilled artisans may also have some of their works for sale on-site.

Younger visitors will get the chance to try their hand at creating traditional crafts and exploring real examples of “homespun history” from the Museum’s collections. Barrel train rides will also be offered, dependent on the weather.

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum hosts a free Family Day event on the first Saturday of each month. Attendance at the event is free. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum. The museum is located in the Santa Fe Depot at 315 West Avenue B in downtown Temple. The museum is open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

For more information about this and upcoming Family Days at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, please call 254.298.5172 or visit www.rrhm.org.

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City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561