Historic 18th Century Barn
To the Teaching Museum for the Fiber Arts and Textiles
Our teaching museum is located in our 18th Century barn in south central Pennsylvania . It features two finished rooms. The first floor focuses on the fiber arts and its history of hand spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crocheting, and speciality art. The second floor concentrates on the history of the sewing machine, its' accessories, and the sewing factories that were so previlant in the state of Pennsylvania. Our museum brings history alive by inspiring, stimulating, and educating youth and those who are young at heart. The museum is sponsored by our non-profit organization called the Y.O.U.T.H. PROGRAM, INC.
The Y.O.U.T.H. Program, Inc. works with youth, animals, fiber arts, and community. The youth are of the ages 14-18 years old. Within the organization there is a student-run business where the youth are involved in every aspect of operating a business. This business provides us with a source for selling our "Made in America" hand crafted items which aids in funding our programs. The program was in need of something for younger boys and girls and for adults. The teaching museum seemed to be a perfect fit. The YPI will still be able to offer programming to schools, agencies, and other organizations that work with youth. However, having the teaching museum we will now be open to our communities in York County and available for tourists. We can now offer classes for boys and girls and expand to providing summer camps. Adults are now able to take classes individulally or with a youth.
The Teaching Musuem for the Fiber Arts and Textiles is good family fun. Bring yourself or bring the entire family. Tour the museum, take a class, visit with the animals and enjoy the day. Thank you for visiting our website.