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2024 Demonstrations

Log Cabin Days has been fortunate to have a large number of experts volunteer to demonstrate crafts of yesterday. While today we do crafts for enjoyment, we recognize many crafts were born out of necessity in the early days. We hope you enjoy these demonstrations letting your thoughts go back to the times when everyone learned these skills to survive. You will have an opportunity to let us know if you would like more in depth lessons of any of the crafts.

Knitting  Tatting Crochet Making Scarecrows
Quilting Rug Hooking Wool Applique Wool Spinning
Sewing  Making Clothes Weaving Black Smithing
Canning Drying Food Making Bread Making Ropes
Making Soap Making Candles Making Butter  Making Jam


 How to Use a Treadle Sewing Machine

Witness a Vintage Wedding

Learn about Antique Farm Machinery

 Old Funeral Customs