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March 4, 2019

Contact: Renee Trindle
Sod House Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-463-2441

Vintage Footstool Workshop at Sod House Museum

ALINE, Okla. — Doris Booze of Aline will present a Vintage Footstool workshop at the Sod House Museum on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants will make a unique style of footstool that dates back to the mid-1930s. During the Great Depression, people would “upcycle” objects rather than discarding them, making new items out of what might be considered junk. Since juice packaged in tin cans had become a staple, people reused those empty cans to create footstools. These do-it-yourself stools were used in a variety of ways—as stepstools, booster seats or just a place to put up one’s feet after a long, hard day. The pattern Booze will be using during the workshop is from a stool that her grandmother made, and that she in turn has made for her children and grandchildren.

Due to limited space, preregistration is required to attend this workshop. Please call the museum to register and for a list of supplies you will need for the workshop.

The Sod House Museum is located southeast of Aline on State Highway 8 and open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

The Sod House Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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