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Waxing, poetic at SHS — all in a day’s work

Sharon Historical Society summer intern Gillian McGuire can return to college with a new-found skill. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SHARON — A sun-soaked afternoon on the grassy yard behind the Gay-Hoyt House was the perfect time to dip into a quick history lesson — and dip into some hot wax. 

Sharon Historical Society Executive Director Jennifer Owens paired up with the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s Robin Yuran for a second week of giving children a bit of hands-on learning, Colonial-style. At the earlier session they learned what a laborious chore it is to hand-churn butter (although they also could taste the delicious, sweet results).  

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