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This Thanksgiving Weekend, join us online to explore the foods and festivities that Revolutionaries used to celebrate harvests and victories with make-at-home craft activities and virtual cooking demonstrations for all ages.

Make-at-Home Crafts
Download instructions and collect your materials to learn the art of paper-cutting, “scherenschnitte,” brought to America by German immigrants, and create paper decorations inspired by artifacts in the Museum’s collection. Kids can also download instructions to create their own miniature paper version of General George Washington's War Tent, the crown jewel of the Museum's collection. 

Scherenschnitte Craft Tent Craft

Living History at Home Cooking Demo
Enjoy special online colonial cooking demonstrations as part of our virtual “Living History at Home” series. On Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m., tune into our Facebook page as Manager of Gallery Interpretation Tyler Putman prepares a simple dish of rice and vinegar that Joseph Plumb Martin, a Continental soldier, remembered having as a Thanksgiving meal.

Native American Heritage Month
November marks Native American Heritage Month. During Thanksgiving Weekend, visit the Oneida Nation Gallery in the Virtual Museum Tour to explore a debate among the Nation’s leader about whether to side with the British or Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Learn the story of Two Kettles Together who fought alongside her husband at the Battle of Oriskany. Plus, at a Virtual Discovery Cart, discover the story of Lieutenant Colonel Louis Cook (Akiatonharónkwen), also commonly known as Joseph Louis Cook, the highest-ranking Native American officer in the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War. Cook was born to an African American father and Abenaki mother.

Discovery Cart

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Make Your Own German "Scherenschnitte" or Paper Cutting Craft

Download instructions on how to create your own "scherenschnitte," a German word for “scissor cuts."
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