Welcome to Heritage Folk
Heritage Folk is a mother-daughter team that enjoys history and heritage crafting. We are especially fond of the old-fashioned clothespin, which shows up in many of our designs. We even have a Clothespin Museum located at our heritage site, the historic U.S. Columbia River Quarantine Station: The Columbia River's "Ellis Island" www.knapptoncoveheritagecenter.org, and we hope you'll come visit us if you're in the vicinity.
Nancy, the mother, a graduate of Oregon State University has a background in education, outdoor education,home economics, 4-H leadership, and professional craft design. She is currently the director of Knappton Cove Heritage Center.
Heather, the daughter, also a graduate of OSU, has a background in communications, food & nutrition, 4-H, and professional craft design. She is currently a Program Interpreter for History Park in San Jose working primarily with elementary school children. And, during the summer you'll find her up at Knappton Cove Heritage Center. Both mother and daughter incorporate these backgrounds with a passion for history as well as crafting.
A Note About Heritage Crafting
According to Webster's dictionary, clothespins date back to 1846 in the United States. English 'clothes pegs' were recorded as early as 1825. Although they were designed to, of course, hang clothes, it didn't take long for youngsters to observe how much a clothespin resembled a tiny doll.