For Immediate Release
Date: May 30, 2014
Contact: Sydney L. Loftus, Executive Director
Re: Madison County Historical Society will offer house tours and Heritage Handicraft Workshop during the Past Through History Weekend on Saturday, June 14 from 10 am- 2 pm.
During the Path Through History Weekend on Saturday, June 14 from 10 am- 2pm the historical society will host a Heritage Handicraft Workshop, Tussie- Mussie. Popularized in Victorian times, the term Tussie-Mussie comes from the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901), when the small bouquets became a popular fashion accessory. All materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of favorite family photos, meaningful quotes, and any miscellaneous embellishments, such as buttons, fabric scraps, charms, or costume jewelry they may wish to incorporate in the design for a more personal creation. Pamela Vogan Lynch, a professional artist and retired Director of Art for the Oneida City School District will be the instructor.
The workshop is open to adults and children 10 years of age and up. The cost of the workshop is $10 for adults and $5 for children. We encourage you to call ahead to reserve your space. We will also be offering free guided tours of the historical society and viewing of the latest temporary exhibit “Medicine over the years, 1800s- 1950s.For more information please contact the society at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places. Like Madison County Historical Society, Oneida, NY on Facebook.
In conjunction with Path Through History Weekends, I LOVE NEW YORK’s social media channels will be highlighting various themes with photos, videos, event itineraries and more. Follow I LOVE NEW YORK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or use #ISPYNY to join the journey down New York’s Path Through History. Path Through History highlights historically and culturally significant sites and events throughout New York State. The program, introduced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, builds on New York’s already robust heritage tourism attractions. The initiative is currently focused on 13 themes including: Arts & Culture, Natural History, U.S. Presidents, Women’s Rights, Canals & Transportation, Civil Rights, Colonial History, Immigration, Innovation & Commerce, The Revolution, Native Americans, Sports History and the War of 1812. Important heritage sites and events across the state were selected with input from leading historians. For more information, visit http://www.iloveny.com/Summer/Themes/Path-Through-History.aspx.