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SAPFM Chapter News and Discussions => Chesapeake Chapter => Topic started by: Mark Maleski on July 11, 2019, 08:07:37 AM

Title: Need Volunteers for SAPFM Demo at Maryland Historical Society (27 July 2019)
Post by: Mark Maleski on July 11, 2019, 08:07:37 AM

SAPFM members, we have an opportunity to demonstrate at Maryland Historical Society's Colonial Market Day on 27 July.  This event appears to provide the type of outreach to the public that we discussed at our recent chapter meeting. The event will be held at 201 West Monument Street in Baltimore, MD.  You can read more about the event here: https://www.mdhs.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=411 and here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MarylandHistory/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156553701904935

If we have re-enactors among us we can setup outside and do demonstrators there.  I've committed to setting up inside with a more static representation, though I plan to bring my Moravian-style workbench and tools so we can still draw folks in.  Here's what we'll need for the event:

We would also appreciate a little help handing out brochures, collecting contact information, setting up our booth, benches and other exhibits, and taking them down again at the end of the event. Ideally we'll have 2 to 3 representatives so we can give each other breaks and speak with multiple folks at the same time.  Please send an email to [email protected] if you're able to help represent SAPFM, and let me know if you're interested in setting up among the re-enactors (and if so, will you bring a bench or need the Moravian). 







Mark Maleski
Title: Re: Need Volunteers for SAPFM Demo at Maryland Historical Society (27 July 2019)
Post by: JBRowe on October 28, 2019, 05:00:59 PM
Thanks to several members of the Chesapeake, Del-Val and Tidewater chapters who stepped up and volunteered one or two of their days we had a great reception at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  We demonstrated making a Windsor Chair seat, line inlay, slipper foot legs and a couple of simple molding planes which visitors were invited to try.  The museum staff couldn't have been more hospitable and the Lie-Nielsen people likewise.  We were made to feel like part of the museum's interpretive staff and set up in their boatbuilding shed which was a fantastic workspace.