GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) –The Kaminski House Museum will feature the art of sweetgrass basket making as the museum launches "Second Saturdays."
Craftswoman Barbara McCormick will be on the front porch of Kaminski House Museum the second Saturday of every month beginning September 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. making and selling sweetgrass baskets.
McCormick has been weaving sweetgrass baskets for more than 50 years. She said as long as they can get supplies and interest, they will teach people how to weave sweetgrass baskets.
"We are so excited to bring Barbara and her historic craft to Kaminski House," said Executive Director Robin Gabriel. "Visitors watching her work on her beautiful baskets can experience centuries of history through her talented fingers."
The tradition of sewing sweetgrass baskets began more than 300 years ago by enslaved West Africans. Each basket presents the inimitable design and approach of the particular craftsperson, frequently using patterns passed down from previous generations.
The Kaminski House Museum is located at 1003 Front Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are given at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for a tour of both the Kaminski House and the adjoining Stewart-Parker House.
For more information, call (843) 546-7706 or visit their website here.