The Festival of Shavuot (May 25-27) is often associated with the delicate art of paper cutting. This presentation will take us back further in the process to explore the art and science of papermaking. Led by Dennis Croughwell, a papermaker for more than 40 years with Crane and a docent with the Crane Museum of Papermaking, we will learn not only about the history of the beautiful Crane stationery that many have used for personal and professional letter writing, but also about Crane’s ties to the American Revolution, the development of paper for banknotes, and anti-counterfeiting technologies from the 1800s to the future.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting with Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $3 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.
Masks are optional.