Nibbles ‘n Knowledge: We Tan the World: Hemlock Bark Leather Tanning, A Forgotten History
May 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$20
Hemlock tanneries were in operation throughout Wisconsin from the mid-1800s to the early 1920s. Most tanneries used hemlock bark for tanning the leather, so hemlock trees were cut down by the tens of millions to supply the tanneries. Learn about the fascinating art and how hugely important it was to the economy and ecology of early Wisconsin. Cash bar and complimentary appetizers 5-6 pm, program 6-7 pm. Pre-registration is required by 5/19/20.