The Edmeston Museum will once again be hosting a School-Break Workshop. Geared for students between 4th and 8th grade, the workshop will be held on Monday, February 18th, 2-4 p.m. and will be focused on scrapbooking.

Students will get to explore various types of scrapbooks from the early 1900s. One scrapbook is a postcard collection. Another, recently donated to the museum by Jim Mayne, is of Edmeston’s participation in the Otsego Home Bureau (precursor to the Otsego County Cooperative Extension). It is a compilation of photographs, bulletins and program notices. Finally, there is an example of someone keeping a scrapbook of all the various things that caught her interest during her lifetime – local program notices from newspapers, national obituaries, poems, etc.

The afternoon will end with participants creating their own scrapbook pages to take home. Participants are asked to bring 10 to 15 photographs which can be thematically grouped (e.g. sports, holidays, vacations, etc.) Materials to create the scrapbook pages will be available such as paper, embellishments, non-acidic adhesives, stickers, etc. Participants will be eligible for a door prize of an actual scrapbook in which to place their completed pages. There is no charge for the event and it is open to anyone (4th to 8th grade) in the region. To insure that there are sufficient supplies, the museum asks that you register for the free workshop by February 17th via email (edmestonmuseum@gmail.com) or by calling 607-293-6635.