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Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum

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Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum: Come see the axes fly! The Woodsmen’s Club from the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill returns to Hanford Mills to demonstrate cross-cut sawing, overhand and underhand chop, ax throwing and other lumberjack skills. The speed and precision of these talented college students is amazing to watch. We’ll also have a variety of woodworkers demonstrating their craft, and Pure Catskills, the Watershed Agricultural Council, the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, and the American Chestnut Foundation will be on hand with information about the important work they do.  Throughout the day, there will be demonstrations in the water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. Bourbon & Branch, a local band that blends rock, blues, country, and folk, will perform 1 pm to 4 pm. “The first mill was built on this site in 1846,” says Museum executive director Liz Callahan. “For generations and generations, Hanford Mills supplied the community with lumber and wood products they needed for their homes, businesses, and farms. The Woodsmen’s Festival celebrates this history, and is an opportunity to demonstrate how we still use water power to run the Mills’ machines, and to highlight the work of today’s woodworkers, craftspeople, lumberjacks, and organizations that work to protect and enhance our forests.” Source and image source: http://www.hanfordmills.org  


Event Details

    Oct. 15, 2016 - Oct. 15, 2016
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM