Hands-On History Workshop


Marble Paper and Paper Boxes Workshop


Take a Deep-Dive Into Historic Art!

Join us at Old Salem Museums & Gardens for an enchanting journey into the crafts of the 18th and early 19th centuries! This June, step into the historic Single Brother’s Workshop and immerse yourself in the traditional art of creating marbled paper and decorative keepsake boxes.

Participants will be guided through the fascinating process of marbling paper, a technique that was highly prized for bookbinding, stationery, and crafts. Each participant will get to create two sheets of marbled paper and a keepsake box.



What to Expect:

Workshop Highlights:

  • Create Your Own Marbled Paper: Learn the timeless technique of paper marbling and design two unique sheets to use for future projects. Our expert instructors will guide you through each step, ensuring your creations are as beautiful as they are authentic.
  • Decorative Keepsake Boxes: Using your marbled paper, craft a decorative box to take home. These boxes were a staple for storing small treasures and sewing supplies in the past, and now you can create your own piece of history.

Event Details:

  • When: Friday, June 14th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Where: The Single Brother’s Workshop Conference Room 10 West Academy St.
  • Cost: $35 per person. Tickets must be pre-booked online.
  • Participants: Limited to 20 people, ages 10 and older. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.


Embrace the chance to create your own beautiful marbled paper and keepsake boxes, and connect with the rich craft heritage of Old Salem. We look forward to seeing you there!


Booking Information:

To ensure a place in this special Workshop, advance booking is required. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay in securing your chance to partake in this unique experience!


Don’t Miss Out on this Special Journey

Reserve Your Spot Now:

Capacities vary by workshop but generally accommodate 10-15 participants. Don’t miss your chance to engage with history in a uniquely interactive way. Secure your ticket today for an unforgettable journey into the past!

Reserve your spot now and immerse yourself in the splendid craft traditions of 1800s Salem!


Old Salem Museums & Gardens is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich history of the Moravian community in Salem. Our interactive workshops and events are designed to educate, entertain, and inspire visitors of all ages. Join us for a journey back in time and explore the beauty of Moravian culture and traditions.