“Horrors of the One-Room Schoolhouse” on 9/17

September is back to school time!  Even though the sight of backpacks and the school bus may bring unhappy faces, parents can tell their children that, compared to the schools of long ago, today’s are not bad at all!  The image of a cozy one-room school house, filled with neat rows of desks and a young sweet schoolmarm, is merely fiction.  One-room schools of yesteryear were more likely to be filled with practices that sound horrifying to modern ears.  Visit the museum on September 17, 2:00 to 4:00, to learn what it was really like to go to public school over 275 years ago.  Children may try their hand at a penmanship lesson using a quill pen.  The program includes tours of the fully restored, c1740 farmhouse, as well as open-hearth cooking demonstrations featuring period techniques and recipes. Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 3-12, and free age 2 and younger.

New Schedule in the Works!

The museum may be officially closed for the summer, but we are hard at work planning our upcoming fall season.  Please check back in late August or early September for the new schedule.  Also, if you would like to bring a group – school, scout, or other community group –  to the museum for a tour, either email or leave a voicemail message.  We will be sure to get back to you!

Welcome Spring with Flower Power, May 7, 2:00 to 4:00

Birds singing, flowers blooming – spring is here at last! Visit the museum on May 7, 2:00 – 4:00 to “Welcome Spring with Flower Power.” Children may decorate a flower pot and then choose a plant to put inside, and also can make festive paper flowers. Visitors may also wander the grounds and view the lovely gardens which include the herb, vegetable, and children’s sensory gardens. The program includes museum tours and open-hearth cooking demonstrations featuring period techniques and recipes. Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 3-12, and free age 2 and younger.