Join us all month long as our Westfield volunteers showcase the skills of 19th and early 20th century artists, tradespeople, and makers of useful, edible, and decorative goods. First-up, Westfield will be open both Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and you can discover the history, techniques and trials of bread baking. Try your hand at butter making too!
On Sunday, July 9 you can learn how natural fibres are transformed by textile workers to create a wide range of useful and beautiful products, including woven goods, quilts, and clothing. There will be multiple demonstrations and fun hands-on activities.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, communities relied on local tradespeople to provided key goods and services to meet their everyday needs. On July 16 we will highlight many of Westfield’s unique trade locations through activities and demonstrations.
Decorative and Fine Arts, like now, made life a little more beautiful in the 19th and early 20th century. Using traditional techniques and equipment, see what Westfield’s printers, blacksmiths, painters, and textile artists are up to on Sunday, July 23.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. On Sunday, July 30, discover the quirky, odd, and sometimes downright tacky crafts and homemade goods that were made and displayed in Victorian homes and businesses. You can’t make this stuff up.