What we're about

This group is for people who are interested in learning and sharing old-time skills. Learn about outdoor cooking and baking, using herbs to prepare salves and lotions, spinning and natural dyes, blacksmithing, old-time toys. We'll explore the historical buildings in St Louis city and county and learn about the people who settled and built our community. We'll meet once a month and have a guest demonstration and hands-on activity each time we meet up.

Upcoming events (5+)

Make a Broom From Broom Corn!

Catalina's Cafe (Our House)

* First - no pets in the home. (Our chickens stay in the back yard....for the most part. ;) I include this info for people with allergies. * Second - date is tentative based on weather and a couple other factors. We will finalize the date as it draws nearer. Okay folks, we are all set up to make brooms! (Almost) We have all the materials but are still looking for more broom corn so we can accommodate everyone. We will have everything ready - just bring your self. You can bring a guest as long as there is room. Question? As always:[masked] Here is a video to watch beforehand if you wish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZ0Vcf22As&list=RDxXZ0Vcf22As&start_radio=1&t=53

Make an oil paint like Da Vinci

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Learn how Leonardo Da Vince made oil paint - and make some for yourself.

Visit the Transportation Museum - Learn about trains

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Visit the Museum of Transportation. See how travel has changed over the years.

Make a rag rug

West County Fire Station #1

Learn about rag rugs - and make one for yourself.

Past events (61)

Learn about the building materials used for the St Louis 1904 worlds fair

West County EMS & Fire Protection District Station 1

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