Webinar- Traditional Ornament Making
December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In this online winter workshop, museum director LeAnne Johnson will discuss traditions of ornament making from the colonial era as well as the early 1900s, and demonstrate how to make traditional ornaments to decorate your home for the holidays. Using simple foods and spices, LeAnne will go over the steps in making aromatic and colorful decorations for your home or Christmas tree. A PDF with instructions will be provided to each participant.
About the Presenter: LeAnne started her career at Eastern Carolina University working for ECU’s Special Collections and Archives, while earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Public History. After graduation, she went on to work at Colonial Williamsburg as a costumed interpreter and program specialist. Her focus was on life at Carter’s Grove Mansion and educational tours in the town of Colonial Williamsburg. In 2004 she moved back to North Carolina to work at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. LeAnne worked in many different jobs at the NC Transportation Museum, but ended her 16-year career there serving as the collections manager. She is currently the Executive Director of the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center. LeAnne was born in Winston Salem, NC and was raised in Todd, NC.