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Hands-on History: Victorian Jewelry Boxes

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This adult crafting workshop is free and open to the public!

Beginning in April, King Manor Museum is presenting adult craft activities once a month from 12-3pm.

Did you have an ocean-themed bathroom in the 2000s? A beachy guest room or shell-adorned furniture? Blame the Victorians! While shells had been popular keepsakes among sailors and tourists for centuries, it was in the Victorian era when decorative seashell art became a popular pastime, especially by women. Wreaths, picture frames, furniture, and jewelry boxes decorated with seashells were immensely common. Stop by the museum to paint and design your own!

Do you have an old jar full of shells collected from visiting family or while vacationing? Bring them along.


May 11
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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King Manor Museum
150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11432 United States