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Whitfield Museum Hosts Trades Day

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages are invited to immerse themselves in a free program exploring the trade of woodworking with hand tools. The event will be held 10:00-4:00 on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at the Henry Whitfield State Museum. TradesUp will offer a STEAM-based learning experience with hands-on activities for participants to gain experience in skills such as basic math, measuring, and hand-eye coordination while developing a sense of confidence and self-sufficiency. TradesUp, a non-profit organization based in Kent, Connecticut, provides opportunities to try the trades and experience the joy of hands-on creating, making, and problem-solving. Prominent Connecticut woodworker Rick Liegl will also be demonstrating the timeless techniques he uses in carving his woodwork projects, sharing insights about his collection of antique hand tools, and answering questions.


Trades Day will take place rain or shine. Admission to the Whitfield House and Visitor Center exhibit galleries is also free. Support provided by Connecticut Humanities. For more information, call 203-453-2457, e-mail whitfieldmuseum@ct.gov, or visit https://portal.ct.gov/ECD-HenryWhitfieldStateMuseum.

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