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MCTA: Antique Baskets Roadshow

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Mountain City Traditional Arts 25 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

Residents Encouraged to Bring Antique Baskets to “Roadshow” at Mountain City Traditional Arts

Mountain City Traditional Arts invites area residents to bring their baskets to the Antique Baskets Roadshow, an event highlighting the basketry traditions in Western Maryland, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in downtown Frostburg. Join the Center for Research in Basketry, Inc., and FSU students in studying baskets, hearing treasured family stories passed down through the generations and highlighting those craftspeople who create baskets.

The event is the result of research by FSU Folklore in Appalachia students to identify and record basket craftsmanship throughout Western Maryland and the entire state. It will include a panel discussion at 3 p.m. and free expert evaluations on baskets by James W. McCrobie, the last of six generations of basket makers. Local residents are encouraged to search their attics and basements for old baskets and bring them in for an evaluation.

The Antique Baskets Roadshow, held in tandem with the Allegany Arts Council Studio Tour, is supported in part by the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council and the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Teaching Project. For more information, contact Kathi Beauchesne of the Center for Research in Basketry, at 410-967-3585 or, or call MCTA at 301-687-8040.

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