The Craft of Rug Making explores the different ways rugs have been created. It showcases 14 rugs from local historian, Stephen Wohleber's personal collection. The rugs have been fashioned in a variety of techniques and display the different styles craftsmen used to create their masterpieces. When rugs were first created, they were used as floor coverings to insulate ones home. They were seen as utilitarian and were thrown out once the rug had run its course. People did not realize that they would soon become valued objects that represent a glimpse into a time that once was. From beautifully hooked rugs to those made with plastic bread bags, the Museum has it all.
A community project has also been developed in connection with The Craft of Rug Making. Throughout this exhibitions duration, the Museum will be appealing to you, the community, in hopes that you will help create a wall hanging of the Trestle Bridge through the technique of latch hooking. We will have an area setup within the Lion's Room where people can come in and take some time to contribute to this masterpiece. All the supplies will be provided and there will be instructions on how to latch hook. We encourage all people, even if you have never latch hooked before, to come out and help us complete this project. The finished product will be hung within the Museum come the New Year, so don't miss out on the chance to say you had a part in it!