Desoto State Park

Colonial-era Spinning Demo

Event Dates:
May 15, 2021, 10:00 am
May 15, 2021, 3:00 pm
DSP Spinning

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Series Skills Series: Colonial era Spinning Demo

Hosted by DeSoto State Park. The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors.

Being a woman living in the 18-19th century America wasn't an easy life. There were no stores right around the corner to purchase their regular everyday necessities. The women raised families, crops, sheep, goats and planted flax and cotton to make their family was provided for. The sheep and goats were for food and also, just as importantly, clothing. Flax and cotton were also used for profit and for making clothing.

Sandra Jusak has been a living historian for 20 years and a spinner for over 25 years. She will be preparing and spinning fiber into yarn, along with a little bit of history to help you and your family understand what life was like in the forming of our nation.

Come by anytime, no pre-registration required (Please note demo may be postponed due to wet conditions)

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama-Country Store & Information Center on County Road 89

Fee: Free and open to everyone, stop by anytime for demo.  Masks are respectfully requested when in proximity of others not in your household. For any information, email