13120011_10153686036793348_6898487915151123623_oDiscover the crafts and culture of Upstate New York through hands-on workshops. Master a historic trade, make new friends, and take home your own handmade craft. Unless noted, workshops take place at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Pre-registration is always required. For more information please email

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Saratoga Tote
Saturday, April 21 – 9am to 5:30pm @ Mabee Farm

Create a simple weave basket with a Shaker solid bottom and strapped with riveted bridle leather, allowing the basket to be carried comfortably over the shoulder. Approximate size is 13x18x4. $90 + $90 materials fee.

Peanut Basket
Saturday, May 5 – 9am to 5:30pm @ Mabee Farm

Designed for serving nuts in the shell, this basket is also great for organizing items on a desk or counter. Students will weave two small round baskets using a continuous weave. The two baskets will then be joined to create one basket with two chambers. Approximate size is 12x5x4.  $90 + $20 materials fee.

Drinking the Seasons: Spring Cocktails
Thursday, May 17 – 6pm @ 14 N Church St

The first in a series of seasonal mixology workshops. Led by historian John Gearing, we’ll make and sample a variety of seasonal historic libations, made with some locally grown ingredients. $25; pre-registration required; 21+.