Big Jackson student wins woven runner
BALDWIN -- Congratulations to Leon Burns, a student at Big Jackson School in Paris, winner of the Lake County Historical Museum woven runner. Historical Museum curator Jill Engelman presented Leon with the woven runner this past week. He was excited to be the lucky winner.
Leon's name was pulled from nearly 100 kids and adults who wove on the Norwood Loom in the Weaving Shop Exhibit at the Lake County Historical Museum in Baldwin.
Everyone who tried their hand at weaving had their name put in the bag for a chance to win the woven runner they helped make.
Leon, along with fellow Big Jackson School students, visited the museum last fall as part of a school trip. In addition to receiving a tour of the museum exhibits, the students were able to learn how to weave; try identifying a variety of animal pelts in the hunting display; and blow the Gabriel and create their own log mark in the Logging exhibit.
When the museum reopens in 2021, visitors will again be able to weave on the Norwood Loom and have the chance to be the next winner.