Splint Seat Workshop
Splint seat rocking chair, circa 1820, donor unknown, from the collection of the St Lawrence County Historical Association (Note: this particular chair will not be part of the workshop)
Missing a splint-woven seat and wondering what to do? Come to the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House on Saturday, April 14th 1-3 pm and learn how to bring that old chair back to usability. Preregistration for the popular Splint Seat Workshop is required.
Carl Stickney, instructor for the Splint Seat Workshop, has decades of experience in replacing splint-woven seats and is happy to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for this art. Stickney is the President of the Board of Trustees of the St Lawrence County Historical Association and is the Stockholm Town Historian.
Participants in the workshop should bring a chair with the old seat removed. The workshop fee is $33 for historical association members and $43 for nonmembers. Class size is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged. The splint material for an average size chair is included in the cost of the workshop; additional supplies to bring from home are: scissors, awl, paring knife, a few clothespins, rag, and a small water container.
The Splint Seat Workshop will be held in the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main Street, Canton. To register for the workshop send your name, address, phone number, email and nonrefundable payment to the St Lawrence County Historical Association, PO Box 8, Canton, NY 13617. For more information, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail. Registration is limited and is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the main entrance to the museum.