Get free shipping on online orders from the Museum Shop from Dec. 1-15 with promo code HOLIDAYSHIPPING. Shop Now

Dismiss notification
Artisan Workshop Make A Haversack

Join us for this one-day, in-person Artisan Workshop to learn “plain sewing” and create a Revolutionary soldier’s linen haversack, like a modern shoulder bag. Museum staff will discuss the history of haversacks and offer instruction on basic hand-sewing, inspired by textiles on display in the Museum's core exhibition. Use historical tools and techniques to complete a haversack to take home. This is a beginner workshop and no previous sewing experience is required.

This workshop includes a break for lunch participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch upon arrival. 

Learn More

Image 101220 Foop Williamsburg Sewing Tent 0
 

Artisan Workshop Series

Learn tricks of 18th-century trades and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing. Then, try your hand at creating your own replica.
Go to Page
A visitor looks at a tableau scene depicting George Washington breaking up a fight among his troops in Harvard Yard.
Dec 26
 

Winter Break at the Museum

December 26-31, 2022
Throughout Winter Break at the Museum, join us to explore life during the winter months of the American Revolution through special events, costumed living history, wintery scenes in Revolution Place, hands-on discovery carts, engaging in-gallery talks, and much more for the whole family.
Go to Event
Replica Pinball or round pincushion sewn at an Artisan Workshop.
Jan 11
 

Artisan Workshop: Make a Pinball

January 11, 18, 25, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this three-part virtual Artisan Workshop to learn about 18th-century fashion and how to make your own embroidered “pinball,” a spherical pincushion, based on original examples.
Go to Event