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Tea n' Baskets

HFNL to host "Tea n' Baskets"

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Office is currently working on a collection project focused on baskets and basket makers in Newfoundland. We are very interested in collecting photographs and reminiscence of mill lunch baskets, the distinctive two-handled splint style baskets used by paper mill workers in central Newfoundland.

Whether they are rectangular or oval, made from juniper, birch, or even broken hockey sticks, these baskets were a symbol of hard work and financial security. Many men worked in the paper mill their entire lives to provide for their families and these baskets were often generational, passed down to a younger members of the family.

This coming March we are coordinating events to bring together those who still have a mill lunch basket of their own. We welcome you to come out and show your basket and share your stories. We provide the tea and biscuits!

 

Events

Name: Tea n' Baskets
Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Time: 1-3pmLocation: Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook
Description of Event: A biscuit a basket! We welcome you to come out and show your basket and share your stories. We provide the refreshments!
Name: Tea n' Baskets
Date: Sunday, March 25th, 2012
Time: 1-3pm Location: The Mount Peyton Hotel, Grand Falls Windsor
Description of Event: A biscuit a basket! We welcome you to come out and show your basket and share your stories. We provide the refreshments!
Name: An Evening with Baskets
On Saturday, March 17th, at Grenfell College in Corner Brook, we will also be hosting a special talk and presentation on Mi'kmaq and Acadian spruce root and ash baskets, with visiting experts. Join us from 7-9pm in the Arts and Science building, Room 379.
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