Historical Society to present 'Brooms of McPherson County'

By KBBE News
February 11, 2019

The McPherson County Historical Society will present “Brooms of McPherson County” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation. Justin Burton is the broom maker at Bethany College and previous fellow of the city of Berea’s Art Accelerator Program. Justin will be discussing the history of broomcorn and broom production in McPherson County and its roots in the Swedish Immigrants.

The Bethany College Swedish Crafts Program provides students with an opportunity to learn how to make hand-crafted objects that celebrate the Lindsborg community’s rich history in the arts and Swedish culture. Students learn the value of hand skills, the potentials of collaboration, and the necessity of servant leadership. This program prepares students to contribute on a larger scale to the local community and to the world.

For more information please visit: www.bethanylb.edu/product-category/ swedish-crafts/

All historical society programs are open to the public and are free of charge.