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Spinners and Hookers to Demonstrate in
Visitor Information Center

Craftswomen Share 17th and 18th Century Textile Heritage

Members of the St. Augustine Textile Guild will host a Spin-In on Saturday, March 31. The event will be held in the recently reopened Visitor Information Center at the corner of Castillo Drive and San Marco Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Textile Guild members, dressed in period clothing, will set up spinning wheels to demonstrate the centuries-old techniques of spinning.  Also displaying their craftwork will be Guild members demonstrating the art of hand-hooking rugs.  Over twenty spinners and hookers will be available to answer questions and explain the techniques and history of this heritage craft.

The Spin In is produced by the City of St. Augustine, Department of Heritage Tourism in collaboration with the St. Augustine Textile Guild.  There is no admission fee. Parking is available at the adjacent Historic Downtown Parking Facility. For more information and directions to the Visitor Information Center, please visit the City of St. Augustine’s website at www.ci.st-augustine.fl.us.   

 

Department of Heritage Tourism

The City of St. Augustine produces the Spin-In through its Department of Heritage Tourism. The Department administers the City’s seven-decade long program of the preservation, restoration, and the interpretation of numerous historic sites. The Department’s primary mission is preserving the historic resources entrusted in the City by the State of Florida, the maintenance and expansion of the interpretation program centered on those resources, and the pursuit of the program to restore a significant part of the colonial city. In accomplishing this mission, the Department must generate support for historic preservation from private sources that value the city’s historic resources, especially resources that reflect the contributions of Spain and Spanish- speaking people to the historical and cultural development of the United States.

The Department manages the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum, an interactive eighteenth century living history museum that contains nine structures and is located in the heart of St. Augustine’s famed Restoration Area. The museum annually attracts some 30,000 students from throughout Florida. The Department also exhibits a 3,000 square-foot museum of archaeology and history in the Historic Government House.

For more information call Catherine Culver at 825-5088.

 

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