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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. Joiner Brian McDonald joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss his carpentry work.

Artisan Field Trip: Brian McDonald, Carpenter from AmRevMuseum on Vimeo.

Check out bonus footage from Brian McDonald to further demonstrate the process for making a window and window sash using 18th-century techniques.

Artisan Field Trip with Carpenter Brian McDonald - Bonus Footage from AmRevMuseum on Vimeo.

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, and live Q&As with Museum staff.

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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Paul McClintock, Bookbinder
 

Artisan Field Trip with Bookbinder Paul McClintock

Paul McClintock joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss his work as a bookbinder using historical techniques.
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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 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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