usan Simpson has set up her broom shop in a restored settlers' home, originally built circa 1740. Using antique machinery she makes beautiful brooms just as they were made in the previous centuries. She dyes the broomcorn herself in bright colors of red and green, blue and yellow. After the straw dries, she cuts it and soaks it so that it is flexible, and can be wrapped in layers around carved wooden handles and then sewn securely.
Susan makes various styles of brooms, ranging from small hearth brooms, to large house brooms. Although they are colorful and very decorative, the brooms are sturdy and last for years.
Gifts and crafts by local artisans are also sold in the Broom Place. Hours are 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Friday, and 10:30 until 3:00 on Saturdays.