Inside Appalachia

A Broom Maker Legacy

Season 3 Episode 1 | 24m 47s

In 2017, West Virginia Public Broadcasting featured one of West Virginia’s last remaining broom makers; Kanawha County resident Jim Shaffer. The story ended with a question: would this dwindling art continue once Shaffer retired? Well, it turns out, a whole family in Hampshire County makes brooms together, and they were inspired by Shaffer himself.

Aired: 12/21/18

Rating: NR

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