September 19, 2015

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Family Discovery Gallery

In the Edwardian era, a lady properly dressed had a hat on her head, gloves on her hands and carried a fan. Of course a fan can be used to help keep a lady cool on a hot day, but how she held this simple object had a variety of meanings. For example, if a lady held a fan in her left hand, it meant: I want to get to know you. If she twirled it, it was an unspoken sign to go away! With paper, special markers and some fancy trims, the decorative fan you make today will be beautiful, no matter how you hold it.

This program is generously sponsored by Rhyme Business Products.

Family Programs are offered on Saturdays in the Family Discovery Gallery on a drop-in basis from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The programs are geared for children ages 5-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is required. Programs are free with admission to the Paine (free for Paine Members and Big Brothers Big Sisters participants).


Monday – Sunday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Please note: The Paine has special hours and admission rates during Nutcracker in the Castle, November 16, 2018-January 7, 2019.

Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 235-6903