Southern Lancaster Co. Historical Society Presents Early Tinware in the Home

The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society
Early Tinware in the Home

Tin Sconce and flood candle stand

Tin Sconce and flood candle stand

You are cordially invited to attend an informative presentation by Tinsmith Karen Hurd who will talk about early tinware and its importance in the home prior to 1900 including items for the kitchen, household lighting, and other items commonly found throughout the house. She will also discuss the important role of the tinsmith in each community.

Karen has been re-creating historic tin pieces and creating her own unique tin items since 1971 when she made her first cookie cutter. She moved to the Southern End from Michigan in 1975 and has had her own tinshop outside of Quarryville for 25 years. Her work can be found in a number of museums, including the Brandywine River Museum, as well as in many private and historic homes throughout the United States, Canada and South America. She has also been recognized in a number of national and local publications including Early American Life and Lancaster County magazines. Karen will display historic tin items as well as pieces of her of own work during the presentation.


The Bird Bank

The Bird Bank

WHEN: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Solanco Historical Society Archives Building
1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222)
Quarryville, PA 17566

The program is free and open to the public.

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