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Merrill Johnson has decided to leave the Broom Shop. Business, Building and Property for sale on Main Street in Brownville Ne. Lot 26×145. Building 18×28. All inventory and materials. Will also train you on how to make the brooms. The shop pays for itself operationally. Makes a very modest profit yearly on just word of mouth. Everything you need to get going in one package. 25K Contact 402-825-3982 — in Brownville, NE.

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Broom Maker Job Description/Ad

Seasonal, part-time. 1,000 hours/year max.

The Farmers’ Museum Education Department is seeking an individual to fill the position of a Nineteenth Century Broom Maker. This individual will interpret and practice the craft of nineteenth century broom making using period tools and equipment. The individual must be energetic, personable and willing to learn and have the ability to work with one’s hands. This position will work directly with museum visitors as well as produce brooms for sale in the Museum Stores. Individuals must be eighteen years of age and be willing to take part in training and learn historical and interpretive information and skills. The qualifying individual will be a team player who communicates with diverse audiences in a friendly and positive manner. Must be available to work some holidays and weekends. Broom making skills a plus. Employment is seasonal. Please call (607) 547-1466 for an application.

Gwendolyn L. Miner

Supervisor of Domestic Arts

The Farmers’ Museum

Here is a tying table made by John Simurdak out of a recycled coffee table.

coffee table tying

How many craft fairs do broom makers attend? Do you demonstrate or just sell? What are the best types of fairs to be a vendor at? These many questions have posed on the yahoo broom makers group. You input would be greatly appreciatied by all.