BLAKESBURG--Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society final program of 2019 will be "The History of Spinning and its Influence on America" presented 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at Blakesburg Methodist Church. Wilma Frey, a spinner for 45 years is not only interested in the craft itself but its place in history. She demonstrates the art of spinning on a variety of wheels and spinning instruments while sharing the importance of spinning and the part it has played in culture, literature, art, law and even politics. Benjamin Franklin chose to give his sister a spinning wheel as a wedding gift rather than a silver tea set is just one of many tidbits of information Frey will share in her lecture and demonstration. Frey has broad experience having previously presented at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Wisconsin Spin-In and the Iowa State Fair to name a few as well as written for the publication "Spinning Wheel Sleuth."

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Donations are always appreciated.


  • Occurred Sunday, October 13th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm


Blakesburg United Methodist Church

21494 30th Street
Blakesburg, IA 52536


Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society