Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Recently, we performed an original story written by Sherrill in the sunken garden at Narragansett Historical Society in Templeton Massachusetts. The story entitled “Elizabeth’s Quilt or the Wedding Gift” taught lessons about history and the importance of community. It addressed the value of intergenerational learning where elders and children learn important life lessons from each other. As Sheila performed the story, Sherrill involved audience members, curating the story with antiques from their collection and their shop, Robins in the Trundle Bed. Sherrill called children to the stage area where they donned antique hats and clothing, becoming the characters in the story. The audience participated in the story by wearing the antique clothing and accessories, smelling herbs and examining the various antiques that illustrated the story. We took photographs of the event to share with you!