Step back to a time before modern machinery and megastores, when many of the items we use every day were made by hand. The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum will host a free Homespun History Family Day on Saturday, March 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Stop by to learn how craftspeople create beautiful handmade works of art and household goods through traditional methods.

Modern craftspeople will be demonstrating their skills and helping visitors get hands-on practice at making traditional crafts the old fashioned way. This year’s presenters include: Whirl’d Works, That Art Place, Soggy Bottom Farms, cross-stitch by Jessica Hubbs, and the Czech Heritage Museum’s traditional lace maker. Several of these skilled artisans will also have their handmade works available for sale.

In addition to working with the demonstrators, visitors will be able to make their own yarn monster, create their own felt quilt square, as well as get their hands dirty at the pottery creation station.

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum hosts a free Family Day event on the first Saturday of each month. Attendance at the event is free. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum. The museum is located in the Santa Fe Depot at 315 West Avenue B in downtown Temple. The museum is open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday. For more information about this and other upcoming Family Days at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, please call 254.298.5172