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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.

Sheep to Shawl Festival, 4/30/17, 1:00 – 4:00

It’s spring, and the sheep are due for their haircuts! The museum will be holding its annual Sheep to Shawl Festival on April 30, 1:00 to 4:00 (rain or shine). The process of sheep shearing will be performed by a master shearer, using hand shears as was done in early America. The process of turning wool into cloth will continue with demonstrations of spinning and weaving.  Visitors may also watch the performance of 18th century farm tasks such as butter churning, soap making, “wash day,” and making the drink known as switchel. Children can enjoy various games and crafts. An herb sale and a bake sale will be conducted. Free refreshments will be served. Admission is $4 ages 13 and older; $3 ages 3-12 and free age 2 and younger. No reservations are necessary.