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Colonial Candle Dipping

November 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Colonial Candle Dipping
Wednesday, November 17 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lighting is something we take so much for granted today. In the 18 th century, having light after sundown meant
having a good supply of candles, and every colonial homestead would have been involved in the common
household task of candle making. Drop in anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and join museum curator
Chad Bogart at Fort Watauga to learn about candles and other sources of light in the 18 th century such as fat
lamps, betty lamps, crusies, and sparking lamps. For a small cash fee, you can make your very own hand dipped
beeswax candle. It’s sure to be an “illuminating” experience!
*** Be advised that hot wax is used in this program. Please wear appropriate clothing. No unaccompanied
minors. No pets. ***


November 17, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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