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The old newsboy street chant applies to Frances Willard House Museum’s first Handicraft Hour of 2022. The designated activity, scheduled virtually for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, will explore children’s homemade newspapers. By writing and editing family, club and school papers, 19th-century young people (including Frances Willard) honed skills in leadership, collaboration and self-expression that laid the groundwork for their future public-facing work. Participants of all ages are encouraged to attend this free virtual event. Come to craft and chat, or just to listen.
Handicraft Hours are part of the Arts at the Willard House program series, which explores the connections between women’s creativity, community building and social change. Held monthly, Handicraft Hours highlight objects from the Willard House’s unique collection and address a variety of topics. This winter’s presentations will focus on young people’s formative creative experiences.