Crankie Making Workshop

Saturday, August 18
No registration required. First come first served, while supplies last.


A crankie (prounounced kraNG-kē) is an old storytelling art form. In the 19th century, they were called “moving panoramas.” It’s a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune.

Make and take home your own miniature moving panorama called a crankie! Join artist and performer Sue Truman anytime between 11:00 and 2:00 (it typically takes 30 minutes) to make your own moving picture show. For children 6+ (and adults too), no art skills required!