Sheep Counted King Manor

The King Manor Museum hosted Hands-On History: Counting Sheep on March 16th. Attendees used different arts and crafts to design sheep puppets out of recycled packing peanuts and construction paper. 

King Manor was once a 160-acre farm owned by Rufus King. On the property were 26 sheep. This was considered a luxury because, at the time, wool had to be imported. Rufus King was able to have wool made right at his doorstep. 

Abigail Waldron, the Education and Programs Coordinator at King Manor Museum, explained why today was such a success. “It was a beautiful day to allow people to come in and see the museum for one,” Waldron stated. “People were allowed to join the museum and join the park and enjoy a free activity. Once they conclude their activity, they are able to explore more about the history of the museum!”

Hands-On History is a free family program held at King Manor on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 1 to 4 p.m.

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