GRAND ISLAND, STUHR MUSEUM – Each Fall, Stuhr Museum offers a number of “Living History Classes” that allow the public a chance to learn a skill or trade with roots in our 1890’s pioneer history. This year, we’ve expanded our offerings and are featuring three classes in October, two of which have never been offered before. These classes have limited availability and pre-registration is required.
Glass Etching - 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 11 at the Barn Classroom
Bring back the old world charm of etched glass to your home. In this class you will learn the history of glass etching and apply it to the design that reflects your individual personality and later frame your work to be displayed with pride in your home. This class is designed for any age and perfect for a parent-child or grandparent-child together time. Members - $45 Nonmembers - $50
A Hat Fit for a Duchess - 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 11 in the Reynolds Building
Make your own buckram hat to rival those of the Duchess of Cambridge! You will learn basic hat making skills from a Stuhr Museum milliner as you create your very own fascinator on a pillbox type hat frame. The priority of this hat class is for you to understand how a buckram frame hat goes together. Once you understand the basics you will be able to tackle more advanced designs. Previous hand sewing experience is a plus. Members - $55 Nonmembers - $60
Cyanotype Sun Printing Class - 9 a.m. – Noon October 25 & 26 at Stuhr Museum
The cyanotype process, discovered in the 1840′s, is a safe and fun way to print your very own pictures using UV light from the sun. We will experiment with different ways to make pictures. Please bring a digital camera with a removable SD card or the appropriate cable to connect to a computer. Members - $70 Nonmembers - $75