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Fort William Henry Museum

(800) 234-0267 OR (518) 668-3081
48 Canada Street
Lake George , NY 12845

 

The Fort is open May to October, Sitting atop a small rise, Fort William Henry commanded the southern end of Lake George November 1755 to August 1757 during the French & Indian War. Guided tours are conducted every hour on the hour .

The museum contains many artifacts discovered during archeological digs at the site and search of the lake near the fort. At the end of each tour, children are asked if they wish to Join the Kings Army as a soldier. Soldiers will be given a uniform, musket and a chance to drill with the soldiers. After firing the musket, they will be given a certificate signing them up as soldiers and a coin for payment. 

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When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $7.
Come join us and learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. We will cover drafting, spinning, plying and finishing your yarns. If you do not have a spindle, one will be provided. Spinning fibers will be provided. No experience necessary!
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $23.
Felt is a perfect medium to capture the essence of the Adirondacks in a landscape. In this workshop we will use natural fibers and learn a simple wet felting technique to make our felted "sketches". You will discover the unique felting characteristics of various fibers and how to use them to their best effect: wool batt, wool roving, nepps and locks, mohair, silk hankies, silk top and silk blends, linen and hemp.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $18.
Experiment with an array of fabrics and fibers as you learn to wet felt a textured art collage. This is a freeing form of fiber play. No prior felting experience required, just let your creative side flow. Please bring two old hand towels. All other materials will be supplied. Please wear sleeves that can be rolled up out of your way to stay dry; a heavy cloth apron or a waterproof apron is helpful too.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $12.
Add a little glamour to your wrists! We will be knitting a pair of traditional beaded "pulsvarmers" with a pattern of knit in beads. These are fun and easy to knit! Learn a provisional cast on, how to add and knit in beads, and read a chart. Bring a pair of 8" double-points US #1 and a pair of point protectors. Yarn and beads will be provided. Open to all skill levels.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $10.
Gloves and mittens are still hand knit in Shetland today. These traditional pieces of knitting combine the elements of Fair Isle through the use of color and pattern. You will begin a pair of patterned fingerless mitts using your choice of colors of Shetland wool.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $30.
This project will introduce you to nuno felt, a fabulous contemporary felting technique incorporating fine wool fibers, felted into a light base weave. During the felting process, shrinking of the wool fibers causes the silk fabric to ruche or gather up, creating a rich texture.