Upcoming Events

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Chair Caning Workshop

April 16, 30, May 7, 21, and 28 (this day may change)
Time: 1-3pm



Interested in learning a new craft? Do you have a lovely old chair that needs a new seat? Join us in March for a Chair Caning Workshop by artisan Melissa Sheldon! 

Description: Participants will learn the techniques of hand caning from artisan Melissa Sheldon.

Requirements: No experience needed! There are a few household items/tools to bring for the classes. This list will be given to you after you register.

Cost: Total workshop cost is $55.00 per person which includes class fee, supplies and a restored antique chair.

Do you have your own chair you would like to cane? Does it have holes drilled in the wood of the seat? Let us know when you register so we make sure you have a hand caned chair and we have the correct cane size available. Price of the class is the same.

Due to space limitations, class size will be limited to 10 students.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested! Email us at info or leave us a message at 471-6336.

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Live Auction

September 8

Time TBD


Save your antiques, tools, artwork, unique treasures for our annual live auction. Be sure to check your attics and barns for items. We will be collecting items this summer.


Any questions about a donation or this event, please leave a message for Gwen at (603) 471-6336.



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