• Locust Lawn (map)
  • 436 New York 32
  • New Paltz, NY 12561
  • United States

Historic Locust Lawn House and Farm invites the public and antiques buffs to an unusual “themed” Repair Café on Saturday June 30th, between the hours of 11:00AM and 3:00PM.

The event is called “The Timeless Art of Repair…” See how things were repaired in the past. Bring an item to be repaired today.

The event will include a display of craftily & cleverly repaired items from generations past: a mug handle replaced with tin. A glass vessel held fast with staples.

Plus demonstrations “antique skills”: instrument repair, pewter ware and tin work, darning, and others. 

For our great-grandparents, repairing was a necessity of life. But the techniques employed and materials used were very different from today.

The public is also invited to bring modern-day items to be repaired as well, as with any Repair Café event. Present-day repairs will be carried out by several of our New Paltz and Gardiner repair coaches—not necessarily in period dress!

This special event is organized by Dawn Elliott, the site manager of Locust lawn and the recipient of this year’s Martha Washington History Award. Dawn has also been a “repairer” at the New Paltz Repair Cafes from the start, practicing the “lost” skills of darning & other textile handiwork.

Bring the family too. While your item is being attended to, your kids can be fully occupied with lawn games and antique toys!

For more info check facebook.com/LocustLawn or call (845) 901-0935