Mar 12, 2009

Historic weaving art on display

(YDR) - There was a day when York County boasted a large number of weavers, but now their handiwork is somewhat hard to come by.
From 1800 to 1860, more than 600 York County residents listed their occupation as weaver in tax documents, according to information gathered by the York County Heritage Trust.
Most couldn't make a living by weaving alone, so they were often listed as blacksmiths, butchers or other occupations as well, said Jennifer Hall, director of exhibits and collections at the York County Heritage Trust. Continued