Furnace Town Heritage Site, Maryland with Market Friday

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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) Join me as we share our markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see the different markets and cultures of our friends here on the blockchain. Right now we are challenged with our world being under duress, so we do the best we can. Because of my schedule, I can only bring you one that I posted last year and for this, I apologize and hope some of you haven't seen it. To be honest with you, I remembered it was Thursday night at 11:30 PM. So without further excuses... This week, we will be going to the Old Furnace Town Heritage Museum in Maryland.


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The Old Furnace Town Heritage Museum is an outdoor museum near Snow Hill, Maryland that uses a living history format with live demonstrations to re-create a vanished 19th century community. Totally cool. The artisans sit at the loom and weave all day. Unfortunately, she was out when I was there, but she left her work from the day before.

Spools of thread — at Furnace Town Historic Site.


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When I first traveled down South, I had never seen a cotton field before, so I stopped and got out of the car in South Carolina and picked a stalk, which I have kept all these years. I was totally fascinated by it. I was also surprised at how dirty it was.

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Most people today associate weaving with women and believe it has always been that way. It would surprise many to learn that weaving is traditionally a man's job, especially in countries like Germany, where a lot of cotton was grown. It wasn't until the introduction of more mechanized methods of weaving, around 1870, that women really started to enter the workforce. By then, women could be easily taught how to use the machines and places like Lowell, MA experienced a boom. To this day, men still weave among Native American tribes, such as the Navajo, and some of the best weavers in the world are men.

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Cloth is usually woven on a loom, a device that holds the warp threads in place while filling threads are woven through them.

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Bolts of a woven fabric — at Furnace Town Historic Site.

You too can experience a traditional weaving class called: Introduction to Weaving. Truly an art! This two-hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You will plan a project, and create a one of a kind place setting.

All participants will make their own place setting to take home. No prior skills required.

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Two historic treadle looms almost fill the Weaver’s House, which includes a warping board, triangle loom, carders, and more tools of the weaving trade. Both looms are used in making rugs, table runners, placemats, hot mats, mug rugs, and tote bags. The triangle loom is used to make shawls.


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Weaving meshed together threads that run in two different directions, and was done on homemade "handlooms". Without a loom, settlers could not weave cloth for making clothes, sheets, or blankets. The weaver threw a shuttle, which carried the crosswise thread (weft) back and forth between the lengthwise threads (warp), then used the beater to push the crosswise thread against the already-woven material to form a flat, smooth piece of cloth. As well as weaving cloth, settlers used their looms to weave rag rugs. Some settlers brought their rags to the weaver, who wove them into rugs for a fee. — at Furnace Town Historic Site.


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Furnace Town
Located At: 3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: 410-632-2032
Email: info@furnacetown.org
Website: www.furnacetown.org
Hours of operation:
April 1st through October 31st
Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm & Sundays 12-5
About this museum:

Enjoy a relaxing visit into 19th-century village life. Located in the heart of the Pocomoke Forest, Furnace Town is home to Maryland's only bog ore iron furnace. The furnace is situated 5 miles north of Snow Hill on the banks of Nassawango Creek. Furnace Town and its Nassawango Iron Furnace (recognized by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark) comprise an educational site of local archaeological and historical interest. The furnace and buildings are being restored, preserved and interpreted by Furnace Town Foundation, Inc.

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Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:

How to Participate:

1. Go to the market! Any market will do! Food, Clothing, Plant or Animal, if you wish. You can go to the zoo or an art auction. Anywhere or anything that you pay money for a service. I once went to a nail salon.
2. Take pictures! Be creative (or not)
3. Tell us a little bit about the market, what brought you here?
4. Post the picture(s)
5. Don’t forget to post it to the MarketFridayCommunity #hive-196308 or hashtag it! #MarketFriday by @dswigle
6. Drop the link to your post here so I can easily find them

It is always interesting to see the different markets around the globe! C’mon! Show me your market shots! I eagerly await them!


STOP!! BRAIN TEASER AHEAD!!


Question: What do the numbers 11, 69 and 88 have in common?

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Answer! Can you guess??? They read the same right side up and upside down!!


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As always, there must be a flower. Always. #alwaysaflower To color my world. This flower is dedicated to #FridaySkyBlue #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra, who colors my world every day.

And just like that, this post is done. I hope you had a good time and learned a little something new. As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit #MarketFriday!! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a most fabulous day! Cheers!!


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Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul

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I have been discovering new places, every day! I love to share and be shared with! I am intrigued by different cultures. It is exciting and yes! I would love to see yours! Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be the grocery store, the local marketplace, or even an art gallery, a kite festival! Wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Be different if you wish! It does not have to be a traditional market! We will love it! Don't forget to use the Market Friday Community page #hive-196308 or hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle.


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I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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Thank you so much for dropping the link here!

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I love going to old museums and looking at the antique stuff that just a couple decades before was 'brand new' and hip, trendy for that era.

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Isn't it interesting that it was only one or two generations away from where they made their own clothes? Okay, maybe three or four!

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Nice Furnace Town Heritage site photography and here is my entry : https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@kamrunnahar/4ughj7-market-friday-sea-beach-vendors
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now thats a market I would love to visit, I love them and now through your post I have got to virtually visit it ;)

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Hee! I love taking you along with me! This was a wonderful place to learn so much about the weaving industry. I am amazed that they let us take a sit down at their chair and guided us through the process!

Talk about work!!! I'd be fired!

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What an interesting old Furnace Town Museum, dear Denise!

I would very much like to see it: -)

Thank you for the interesting photos and historical information.

And this is my new post for #marketfriday

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Thank you so much, Svetlana! It was very interesting to watch these weavers make something from the balls of cotton that were picked. I am still overwhelmed by all of this! I know I could not do it!

Oh, I can see that there are lovely carved products from the men of Kuban! Thank you and thank you for supporting the challenge and thank you for dropping the link!

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Did you maintain social distancing Denise? ;) jk. I've always been fascinated by those big weaver machines. And you did buy me that that orange throw, I hope? ;)

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Oh, you know it!!!! LOL

This was from last summer and I was truly fascinated by all of it! Too bad you didn't get over there while you lived here! I think you would have loved it! Thank you for stopping by!

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Interesting , beautiful and hard work lots of patients needed for this type of work :)

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Yes!!! I agree with you! I think that if it were my job, I would be instantly fired! Hehehe! :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words!

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It's not for all of us we do what we are good at :)

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Thank you kindly for your tip @dswigle :)

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Yes!!! OMG! I cannot believe I did that AGAIN!!!! Well, thank you, @ace108 for being such an awesome supporter of #MarketFriday!

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This market Friday is really special as is shows how a cloth makes at from of beginning, i really enjoying your post today, happy marketfriday.

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It does and I was happy that I got to attend!

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Thank you so much for the upvote!

I posted it in the wrong place!!! I was supposed to be in #MarketFriday! Apologies!!

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