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Coopersmithing is Still Alive at the Skippack Historical Society

At our next meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2009 the Skippack Historical Society will be presenting a program titled "COOPERSMITHING IS STILL ALIVE". The program will begin at 7:30pm at the Fellowship Hall of the Wellspring Church of Skippack on Creamery Road between Rte 113 and Skippack Pike. [ link to map ]

Come join us for a most enjoyable evening learning about the life and craft of an itinerant cooper. The Woxall Cooper, otherwise known as David Miller has been working as a cooper since the late 1960’s and has demonstrated the craft in many of America’s most prestigious historical sites. For those of you who attended our Living History Event in September, you may recall visiting David and his wife at their covered wagon as they demonstrated the work and wares of a traveling cooper.

David Miller, a graduate of Millersville University, armed with a Master’s degree in Archaic Crafts, has chosen to bring the art and skill of the cooper to national awareness. David is a published author and a trainer to many others in his field. Coopersmithing is still alive; making the commodities that were so prevalent prior to the industrial revolution, and repairing those articles when needed, allows David to maintain his Cooper’s shop in Woxall.

ALL WELCOME! Come join us for an enjoyable evening of learning and fellowship. Refreshments will be served and donations always welcome.

Date: November 19, 2009
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Fellowship Hall of the Wellspring Church of Skippack

Hope to see you there!

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