Artisan Field Trip with Shoemaker Shaun PekarApril 13, 2020
The Museum's Artisan Field Trips feature video interviews with living history artisans and makers as they demonstrate their Revolutionary-era crafts. Shaun Pekar (S. Pekar Shoe and Accoutrement Maker) joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss his work as a shoemaker using historical techniques. For more Artisan Field Trips, check out interviews with historic costume maker Jana Violante, carpenter Brian McDonald, and bookbinder Paul McClintock.
Throughout our Virtual Spring Break, sponsored by PECO, 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.
Check out more of Shaun's work at S. Pekar, Shoe and Accoutrement Maker on Facebook.
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.