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SLCHA hosting chair caning workshop on Wednesdays in March


CANTON – There are still a few openings left in the Chair Caning Workshop at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton.

The classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesday evenings - March 5, 12, and 19.

The workshop fee is $48 for historical association members and $58 for nonmembers. Carl Stickney will be the instructor for the workshop, and it is expected that participants will be able to complete the caning of one chair during the course of the workshop (if they do their homework).

Participants in the workshop should bring a chair with the old caning removed. The appropriate chair, which will take a caned seat, has holes around the inner edge of the opening in the chair seat frame. These holes are also visible from the underside of the chair. Chairs that need to be caned are available through the SLCHA for a small fee.

Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Caning materials are included in the cost of the workshop; additional supplies to bring from home are: scissors, awl, paring knife, a few clothespins, rag, and a small water container.

The Chair Caning Workshop will be held in the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. To register for the workshop send your name, address, phone number, email and nonrefundable payment to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, PO Box 8, Canton, NY 13617.

For more information, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail Registration is limited and is taken on a first come, first served basis. Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the main entrance to the museum.

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