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Living History Demos

  • City of Raleigh Museum 220 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)

Pottery Demonstration: Sid Luck, 5th generation potter will be in the museum lobby turning pottery. Luck’s Ware continues the ancient art of wheel-thrown pottery near Seagrove, the “Pottery Capitol” of North Carolina. His pottery is observed in the shape of many old time functional stoneware pieces such as candle holders, churns, jugs, pitchers, and teapots. Visitors can sit at the wheel and try their hand at turning alongside Mr. Luck.
Weaving Demonstration: Local weavers will be demonstrating and discussing weaving and textiles in the 18th century as well as spinning on a wheel. Visitors will get the opportunity to weave on a table loom or try their hand at spinning.
Lace Tatting Demonstrations: The Tri-Tatters are a group in and around central North Carolina who meet once a month to tat & talk. Lace tatting is a technique dating back to the early 19th century of crafting lace with knots and loops.
Crafts & Games: Mordecai Historic Park, once site of the largest plantation in Wake County, will be discussing antebellum Raleigh as well as leading kids in early 1800s crafts and games.

Earlier Event: September 17
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Later Event: September 17
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