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Play Day

October 18, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

The second annual Play Day at the Museum will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hancock County Historical Museum located at 1008 Ridge Ave., New Cumberland. Children can play games and create crafts popular at the turn of the 19th century. They used turkey feathers, corks, sheet remnants, doilies, ribbons, clothespins, rick-rack, popcorn and flour glue to make crafts, including "pew dolls," which were used to keep children quietly playing during church services. Those participating also will play chess, dominos, checkers and shuttlecock. Victorian-era chores, such as laundry, shoe repair, rug cleaning and butter churning, will be examined. To register a child for either session, call Linda McNeil at (304) 670-5273 or the museum at (304) 564-4800. Bonnie Zarlenga uses an antique iron (above), and Stephen Zarlenga repairs a shoe (below).

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