Huntington’s History on Display


Huntington’s historical legacy was on display  at the Sheep to Shawl festival on Sunday. Militiamen, dancers, a maker of wooden whistles, weavers and others showed their crafting skills at the Kissam House on Park Avenue.

The biggest draw at the event, sponsored by the Huntington Historical Society, appeared to be the demonstration of how to shear a sheep, as parents accompanied by their children as well as others gazed on as a sheep was wrangled into position so that a shearer could remove its heavy coat of fleece.

Others enjoyed sorting through antiques, watched as dancers from the Ohman School of Ballet performed, checked out the llamas and other animals. Across the street, members of the Order of the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia put on a display of musketry, firing numerous times to demonstrate the skills and care needed to properly use the Colonial ear weaponry. Members of the organization encamped at the Arsenal in a demonstration of what life was like for 18th Century residents.


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