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Workshop on pumpkin and apple drying set for September 14 at the Heritage Museum

Nothing says autumn quite like ripe red apples and plump orange pumpkins! Using these fall favorites, the St. Charles County Heritage Museum in St. Peters is celebrating the season with “Hands-On Heritage: Apple and Pumpkin Drying” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, September 14.

Participants will learn how to dehydrate apples and pumpkins, taste homemade pumpkin candy, and pick an apple from the museum’s own orchard to carve an apple doll head to take home!

Carving apples and drying them to make dolls is a tradition traced to Native American cultures; it was later adopted by the pioneers, who used whatever materials were available to make toys for children.

This program is free and open to participants of all ages; recipe handouts and all materials are included. Participants should arrive at the museum at 1630 Heritage Landing by 10 a.m. to enjoy the program in its entirety! Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, call the museum at 636-255-6000 or visit

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