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The Museum's Artisan Field Trips feature video interviews with living history artisans and makers as they demonstrate their Revolutionary-era crafts. Paul McClintock (From Common Hands Studio) joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss his work as a bookbinder using historical techniques.

Check out more of Paul's work at From Common Hands Studio and on Facebook. For more Artisan Field Trips, check out interviews with historic costume maker Jana Violantecarpenter Brian McDonald, and shoemaker Shaun Pekar.

Virtual Spring Break with the Museum, sponsored by PECO, ran online in April 2020, featuring do-at-home crafts and activities, virtual story time, Artisans Field Trip living history interviews, live Q&As with Museum staff, and more to learn about the efforts of Revolutionary-era Philadelphians who prepared the Continental Army's supplies each spring during the Revolutionary War.

During this virtual event, the Museum highlighted things you can make at home, the people who make things for the Museum, and the makers of the Revolutionary War. In the 1700s, young people served seven-year apprenticeships to learn skilled trades. Just like today, people had specialized jobs. Learn more about these skilled tradespeople at our Artisans and Makers Digital Discovery Cart.

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Artisan Field Trip with Shoemaker Shaun Pekar

Shaun Pekar joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss his work as a shoemaker using historical techniques.
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Artisan Field Trip with Joiner Brian McDonald

Joiner Brian McDonald joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss his carpentry work.
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Artisan Field Trip with Costume Maker Jana Violante

Historic costume maker Jana Violante joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss her work as a seamstress.
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