On November 9th, learn about Colonial Flax Processing during the 18th Century

Come learn about flax processing on Friday November 9th!

Guest Paul Miller will discuss the process of flax processing in Colonial American during the 1700s. Did you know that flax was grown and harvested right here in Lititz during the 1700s? Back then, it had a variety of uses.

The tools needed for the process included a flax break, scotching sword, and a hackle. Attend this program and find out what each one of these tools did. The end result were strands of very useful and very fine filament, usually made into clothes. The town “dyer” here in Lititz was Johannes Mueller, and after processing, he would create clothing from these fibers.

The program, which will take place from 6-8pm, is free for all ages. It will take place at the Lititz Historical Foundation located at 137 East Main Street in Lititz.

See you then!

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