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Wool Spinning Workshop

Saturday, May 25 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Learn 19th-century spinning methods!

Learn the basics of spinning wool, a timeless skill that New Yorkers have been doing for generations! Guests will get to feel the differences between different breeds of wool, hone their skills using both drop spindles and treadle spinning wheels, and take home yarn that they’ve spun themselves.

Class size is very limited – reserve your spot today!

Class location: Thompson Barn Activity Center 

Ticket Information

General tickets: $50

Museum Members: $45

This workshop is now sold out. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets online in advance!

Click here to learn more about the full schedule of workshop offerings at GCV&M! 


Is there ample parking?

Yes! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicap parking. 

Where do I check in?

A member of the GCV&M Interpretation staff will greet all participants just outside of Admissions at the front of the Museum. They will check you in by name, and once all participants have arrived, they will guide you back to the workshop site.  

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

is this event rain or shine?

Yes – this event is rain or shine! Please dress accordingly for the predicted weather conditions. We will cancel only in the case of thunderstorms or severe weather.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

No! Everything will be provided to you to make this class successful. 

What else will be open?

The Historic Village, Nature Center, and Flint Hill Gift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.! The Depot Restaurant and Freight House Pub will both be open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (hot grill items available  until 3 p.m.). 

Can I bring my dog?

Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. 

How should I dress?

Dress for the predicted weather conditions, and make sure to wear closed-toed shoes that you can walk and work in. You will be walking from Admissions to your workshop site and back. 

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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