Come visit the Eversole-Hall House and watch Shaun Pekar, professional cordwainer and accoutrement maker, as he demonstrates the trade and skills of Historic Shoemaking . Pekar is known for his detail oriented, top quality reproductions of 18th-Century shoes and military accoutrements for living historians and museums. His work can be seen at multiple National Park Service sites,
Michilimackinac State Historic Site, Fort Ticonderoga, The Old Barracks Museum, and The Museum of the American Revolution. He is currently the proprietor of “S. Pekar, Shoe and Accoutrement Maker.”
The Eversole-Hall House was originally built by Charles Eversole, a German immigrant and weaver by trade, in the mid 18th century. After Mr. Eversole’s death, his grandson eventually sold the house and a portion of the surrounding land to Abraham Hall, a farmer and shoemaker, who enlarged the house and added the second story. The house remained occupied, without indoor plumbing until 1988, when the township purchased it. After renovation by community volunteers, it opened as a museum in 1991.
Registration recommended, click: HERE FOR SHOE MAKER OPEN HOUSE REGISTRATION, or go to: HTTPS://WWW.READINGTONTWPNJ.GOV/COMMUNITY/READINGTON-MUSEUM or, contact the museum by email [email protected] or call 908-236-2327.