Memory Jars: An American Folk Art Tradition
|Date: August 16-18|
|Duration: 3 Day|
|Level: All Levels|
|Location: Directors Studio|
Memory Jars can be found dating back to the 1800’s and are usually made with found objects and mementos. Memory jars have been found on graves, particularly in the South. Once used as inexpensive memorials for poor families who couldn’t afford headstones; Memory jars also have a deep rooted history in Africa’s Bakongo culture brought to America by the slave trade. Bring your mementos of whoever or whatever and make a Memory Jar for your home or yard.