Make Your Own Corn Husk Doll
with Holly Doyle
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, Workshop I at 1 p.m. | Workshop II at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum , 3055 River Road, Bedminster (enter through River Road Park)
TICKETS: Adults $10 per person; Children 8 years of age or older $5 per person; Children 7 and Under Free
Perfect activity for scouting troops!
For centuries, corn was the staple grain of the Americas and sustained generations of indigenous people. Every part of the ear was used – from making rope and fill for pillows, to children’s toys and rituals. During Colonial times, when mothers and daughters husked corn for the family meal, they saved the husks and made their own dolls, often adorned with remnants of clothing. Learn how to create your own corn husk doll.
Must be 8 or older to participate. Limited to 15 children per workshop. Pre-registration required. Register on-line here. Museum open for tours to the general public from 1 – 4 p.m. $10 Admission. Children 12 and Under Free.