• The Gallatin House

    Friendship Hill

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Crafty Saturday

Spinning Demonstration

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News Release Date: July 23, 2011

Come to Friendship Hill National Historic Site and enjoy an afternoon trying your hand at historic crafts. Crafty Saturday runs Saturday, Aug. 6 and Aug 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Craft demonstrations and activities include:

·Spinning

·Weaving

·Basket making

·Needlework Techniques

Friendship Hill invites people of all ages and skill levels to come engage in this great opportunity to step back in time, have fun and pick up a new hobby. The event is free, open to the public and will be held in the historic home of Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations.

Friendship Hill is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., April through October.For more information call (724) 725-9190 or visit www.nps.gov/FRHI.

Did You Know?

Albert Gallatin and the Constituiton

Albert Gallatin was the first man removed from the U.S. Senate. In 1793 Gallatin’s political foes claimed he was not a U.S. citizen for the required nine years. Gallatin had been in America since 1780, but swore an oath of allegiance in 1785. He was disqualified by a Senate vote along party lines.