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Step Back in Time with Sheep to Shawl at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, in collaboration with Sagebrush Fiber Artisans, invites you to an exciting and educational event — Sheep to Shawl! Get ready for a day filled with family fun, hands-on experiences, and a chance to witness the fascinating process of turning wool into beautiful garments.

Whether you’re a textile enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a delightful day out with the family, Sheep to Shawl promises an unforgettable adventure.

Have you ever wondered how a cozy wool sweater or stylish shawl is made? Now is your chance to find out! This event will take you through each stage of the wool-making process, providing a unique and interactive experience for visitors of all ages.

  1. Meet the Sheep: Real sheep will be in attendance, allowing you to touch and feel their wool before and after their annual haircut. It’s an up-close encounter with these fluffy friends!

  2. Shearing Demonstrations: Enjoy skillful shearing demonstrations once per hour, starting at 10:30 AM and ending with the final shearing at 3:45 PM. 

  3. Hands-On Demonstrations: The journey continues with hands-on demonstrations showcasing the entire wool-making process. From washing and carding to spinning, dyeing, and weaving — you’ll witness the artistry and skill that goes into creating these textile masterpieces.

Fun for the Whole Family

This isn’t just an educational experience; it’s a day of family fun! Frontier Homestead State Park Museum welcomes you and your loved ones to enjoy the demonstrations, interact with talented artisans, and make lasting memories.

Event Details

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Admission is $4.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Friend’s Group members enjoy free entry with their membership card.

The living history experience is made possible by Visit Cedar City Brian Head and hosted at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, located at 635 North Main Street in Cedar City. For more information, contact the park directly at 435-586-9290.

Don’t miss out on this woolly extravaganza – join us for a day of exploration, education, and entertainment at Frontier Homestead State Park! It’s not just an event; it’s the perfect way to kick off a season of springtime adventures at Utah’s state parks.

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