Monday, December 21, 2009

Holidays at Van Cortlandt Manor

Van Cortlandt Manor puts on holiday programs, with the manor house decorated for the season. We went on a weekend when there were demos of gingerbread making, open hearth cooking, textile making and blacksmithing.

Mikro enjoyed pressing dough into a cookie press (though he had to wash his hands right after to avoid ingesting wheat), trying loom weaving, watching wool being spun, and acting as the blacksmith's "apprentice" by operating the huge bellows.

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