Imagine having an artist personally direct you on how to create a fine tapestry.
If that interests you then you should visit the Handweaving Museum and Art Center in Clayton, NY.
It is an unassuming home like most of those on the same block of houses except it has the Museum sign out front. You park in the back and walk up the front steps to be greeted in the foyer by one of the volunteers. You will donate $6 and be given the usual spiel about the history of weaving and be shown examples of techniques and learn about famous weavers.
Then if you have the time and inclination (and a small $10 fee) you can be shown how to perform some of the intricate stitches by one of the craftspersons who are usually working in the backrooms.
You also can purchase some of the works that were done at the museum when you visit the gift shop.
- Arts and Culture
- Road Trip
Antique Boat Museum
See boats the way they used to be made. Huge wooden cigar-craft; luxury boats from the early 20th century; renovation of historic St. Lawrence River ships. The museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits; full-size examples and encasements with hand crafted scale-model replicas. There are motor exhibits and layouts that explain how sail boats and motor boats are constructed.
You can rent a ride on a 1930's beautifully detailed wooden speed boat.
You can rent small row boats to oar around the harbor.
We took about one and one-half hours to see it all and talk to the craftsmen renovating an antique sailboat.
Price was $10 per person in 2004.
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
- Family Travel
Relaxing...the simple life!
Hank's favorite thing to do was just sit on the deck with his pipe and binoculars and watch the boats go by and to just enjoy the beauty and serenity of the area. Usually he would point out to me a hummingbird or a little chipmunk. Pee Wee his little chijuajua loved to watch the squirels and chipmunks. We always seemed to have a birds nest to watch in one of the near buy bushes.
- Road Trip
- Adventure Travel
Boating , fishing, swimming, jetskiing, bird watching, sailing camping. Just the simple pleasures of enjoying the great outdoors.
St. Lawrence River
It was fun watching the great big freighters go by and wonder where they came from, what was their cargo and where they were going.