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Brown Bag Lunch event at Museum Features Argos Teacher

May 7, 2014

Bring your sack lunch to the May 9thSecond Friday Brown Bag Lunch event at the Marshall County Museum from noon – 1 PM featuring Portia Wampler, kindergarten teacher at Argos Elementary School, and Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship recipient.

 Portia has been a lover of old houses, antiques and crafts since she was a young girl. These passions fueled her two Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowships.  The first fellowship involved studying old houses in New England.  With her recent proposal, she was able to travel to Nova Scotia to learn about the craft of “rug-hooking.”

Using a hook, long narrow strips of wool material, a frame and cloth backing, she studied how to create rugs or small wall hangings.  Her presentation entitled, “Hooked on Becoming a Nova Scotia Hooker,” will explore the history and demonstrate the art of rug-hooking.  Portia and her husband, Barry, live with two of their seven children in an 1875 brick house in Bourbon.