Monday, September 15, 2008

A Winter’s Tale: The Legacy of Henry William Winter

A conversation with the grandson of one of Newfoundland's legendary furniture makers.

During the late 19th and early 20th century, Henry William Winter, an ambitious self-taught furniture maker in Clarke's Beach, Conception Bay, mass-produced furniture using simple hand tools and a few primitive machines. These included a foot-powered jig saw, a foot-operated lathe and a larger lathe designed to be driven manually or powered by a dog. His home stands today, beautifully restored by his family, as a Registered Heritage Structure.

On October 4th, Newfoundland furniture expert Walter Peddle will introduce us to the work of Henry William Winter. Then, folklorist and storyteller Dale Jarvis will chat with Bill Winter about his grandfather’s life and legacy.

2:00 to 3:00
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Avenue


Space is limited for the Saturday Session.
Please register before September 26 by calling 757-8090.

The Winter Home, Clarke's Beach

Conception Bay Furniture Maker

Facebook event page here.

Event possible with generous assistance from the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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