The next display at the Shirley Historical Society Museum will be "All About Weaving." The history of weaving from Egyptians to Vikings, from Turkish to Navajo, goes back thousands of years. Each culture does it a bit differently, but there are many basic similarities. Samples of hand-woven materials will be on display.
If anyone has any samples they are willing to loan for a few months, bring them to the museum on Mondays or Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
At the Opening Reception on Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., there will also be demonstrations on a variety of looms, from tapestry and inkle looms to one- and two-harness looms.
On the evenings of May 16, May 23 and May 30, the museum will have weaving classes for all ages. Attending the opening program and visiting the display are free, but there will be a charge to take the classes.
The Shirley Historical Society Museum is at 182 Center Road in Shirley. Telephone 978-425-9328 or email mail@shirleyhistory for information.