14th Annual Tool Discovery Day & Open House

July 14th at Eastham Historical Society
A live tool demonstration at Eastham's Ranlett Tool Museum. (Courtesy photo)

The Eastham Historical Society is proud to announce the Fourteenth Annual TOOL DISCOVERY DAY AND OPEN HOUSE July 14 at the RANLETT TOOL MUSEUM in Eastham, MA on beautiful Cape Cod. This is a family friendly educational event promising fun demonstrations, interactive events and fascinating history lessons for all people of all ages! The entire complex will be open including tours of the house and Dill Beach Camp.

This event features tours of our eclectic collection of early woodworking, electrical, plumbing, agricultural tools including tools for harvesting and sorting cranberries. Richard “Rusty” Griffin, Jr, Blacksmith and Blade smith will have our forge up and running with demonstrations of how to make blades and knives. Marc Sitkin and Steve Patzman will use their lathes to demonstrate how to make bowls, spinning tops, fountain pens and more. Nancy Barrington, a skilled window restoration expert will be making six over six and eight over eight-pane windows assisted by Richard Noyes, one of Cape Cod's famous wood workers. Michael Harnett will be doing a decoy carving demonstration. Richard Wright will be doing wood carving demos. Peter Williams will display several model ships he has built.  Steve Jesus will display his collection of carved airplane models and several airplane and boats built from kits. Irwin Sitkin will display a collection of advertising tape measures. One of the featured events will be a “Whatsit” session hosted by Curator Mark Herman and Vince Corsini; attendees are encouraged to bring tools they don’t know how or what they were used for and give the experts a chance to identify and appraise them. There will also be tools available for purchase.

TOOL DISCOVERY DAY is sponsored by The Eastham Historical Society


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