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Crafternoon: Charm Strings

Crafternoon: Charm Strings - (Adult)

Aug 23, 2018
(4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Charm strings, also known as memory strings or friendship strings, were a popular pastime during the Victorian era. The charm string was a collection of buttons, charms and other small mementos of significance intended to serve as a happy reminder of the past. In the 1860s to early 1900s, young women would often have parties in which they would exchange charm string trinkets and the stories associated with them.

In 1929, Evansville native and social reformer, Albion Fellows Bacon, published a book of stories entitled "The Charm String." She wrote that the tales in the book were strung together with the intent of making readers happy.

Join speaker, Karen Tannenbaum, for this special Crafternoon program as we learn about the charm string tradition and about the influence of Albion Fellows Bacon. Attendees are encouraged to bring along any special or significant buttons, charms, beads, seashells and other small trinkets to create their very own charm strings. The exchange of these charms will be encouraged as well!

Additional materials will be provided for those who register below.

Event Location:

Willard Library
Browning Gallery

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