31st Annual Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase

Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013 Noon - 4:00PM

Old Aurora Colony Museum

Regular Museum Admission
$6.00 - Adults
$5.00 - Seniors (60+)
$2.00 - Students
Under 6 Free with Adult Admission

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You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to see working antique spinning wheels throughout the museum complex.  This annual event is sponsored by the Aurora Colony Spinners Guild.

Live animals will be on display in the Museum’s tie shed.  Coffee and cookies will be served in the 1876 Steinbach Log Cabin.

The Aurora Colony Handspinners’ Guild will raffle an antique spinning wheel. Download an event flyer.

Featured Guest Speaker - Florence Feldman-Wood, nationally-known spinning wheel expert

The Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild and the Aurora Colony Historical Society are proud to host an informative presentation by Ms. Feldman-Wood on March 9th at 6:30 PM at the Christ Lutheran Church, across the street from the Old Aurora Colony Museum.

This special presentation will be preceded by a catered dinner by Topaz Bistro at 5:00 PM at the church.

The Presentation is FREE to Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild members and Aurora Colony Historical Society members.
Dinner: $17.00 for Spinning Guild and Historical Society Members

Presentation and Dinner for non-members $22.00

Presentation Only Admission for non-members: $5.00

Florence Feldman-Wood, editor and publisher of THE SPINNING WHEEL SLEUTH, has been a spinner and weaver for more than 30 years. For many years she wrote and lectured about silk and cashmere. In 1990 she discovered 19th-century patented spinning wheels. Her articles about them appeared in SPIN-OFF, The Magazine for Handspinners.

Florence had the unique opportunity to study, in depth, the spinning wheels at the American Textile History Museum, in Lowell, MA, which has the largest collection of spinning wheels in the United States.

Her article “Eye on Antiques: Spinning Wheels” appeared in the June 2009 edition of Early American Life.