The American Museum in Britain Announces Homespun Holidays

The American Museum in Britain announces Homespun Holidays. Friday 26 November to Sunday 19 December 2010.

Visit the American Museum this Christmas and become inspired to make your own decorations. Decorations, made using traditional craft techniques, adorn the halls, stairways and magnificent central hall tree that towers up past the first floor landing.

What crafts did early American settlers engage in to occupy the long winter months? Come to the museum this festive season and find out. In each of our period rooms, the occupants are busy with a different task, from making Shaker boxes to knitting socks for soldiers in the Civil War.

Corn husk dolls are hiding in our period rooms. Can you find them?

The Christmas shops will be open throughout, selling a range of original Christmas gifts and decorations.

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The American Museum in Britain takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the 20th century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American culture. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, the museum was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

The museum’s collection of furniture, paintings, quilts, silver and glass is presented in a series of period rooms within the historic Claverton Manor. Our textile and map collections are also on show in the Textile Room and Map Room. In the basement is the permanent American Heritage Exhibition, which tells the stories of the Founding Fathers, Native Americans and the Civil War, through a series of interactive galleries that bring the development of America and American culture to life with bright and tactile exhibits – great for kids of all ages!

The American Museum in Britain
Claverton Manor
Bath BA2 7BD
T: + 44 (0) 1225 460503
F: + 44 (0) 1225 469160
E: [email protected]
www.americanmuseum.org

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