Wool Days – 2017

Date: April 26-29, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tickets: General admission rates apply $12 Adults $7 Child Under Age 6 Free Annual Pass Holders get in Free!  Get an Annual Pass and come every day! Schedule of Activities: Experience the process of turning raw materials into finished products the way it was done on the early Frontier.  Visitors at the museum during Wool Days will see sheep shearing using traditional hand shears, cleaning, carting, dyeing, spinning, … [Read more...]

Easter Week Family Activities

Did you know that you should get your hair cut on Good Friday to prevent toothaches? That's just one of the many superstitions held by early frontier migrants and their ancestors.  Come experience Easter traditions of the past beginning this Thursday (March 24) and continuing through Easter Sunday.  There will be fun and educational activities for the entire family throughout the Museum from 9 am until 5 pm every day. General admission prices apply and as always, an annual pass is the best … [Read more...]

Children’s Easter Workshop (3/26)

Join us on March 26th for a fun and educational children’s workshop in which the participants learn about Easter traditions from England, Germany, and early America. Participants decorate traditional Easter Eggs, take part in an Egg Hunt, make small hot cross buns, play games, and watch the burning of the fire wheel at the end of the day! Date:  March 26, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Ages 5-8 : Drop off & pick up location:  Education Room, 1st floor of Dairy Barn (Limit: 30) Ages … [Read more...]

Spring Lecture Series

2016 Dates & Times: Lecture #1 - March 22, 7:00 pm Lecture #2 - March 29, 7:00 pm Lecture #3 - April 5, 7:00 pm Lecture #4 - April 12, 7:00 pm Many of you will notice that our traditional "Winter" Lecture Series is now a "Spring" Lecture Series. After quite a few weather-related postponements last year, we've conceded evening events during the winter to Mother Nature.  Let's all hope Punxsutawney Phil is correct and spring arrives early this year! All lectures will be in the Dairy … [Read more...]

Winter Programs & Activities

2015 is Over! A big "thank you" to everyone who helped make 2015 a successful year!  We hope you were able to visit the Museum this past year to enjoy the many living history programs, activities and events that support the Museum's mission. 2016 is Here! Not everyone knows that the Museum is open year-round, and in fact there are a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities scheduled for January and February.  Most activities will begin indoors at the Museum's Welcome Center and include … [Read more...]

Lantern Tours: Dec 18-23

December 18-23, 2015 Tickets Now On Sale! (click here for tickets) Join us for an after-dark tour around the Museum by lantern light this holiday season! Visitors will enjoy stories, skits, and vignettes in England, Ireland, Germany, 1820s America, and 1850s America including a Mummer's play near the Irish Forge and a horse-drawn wagon ride from the Old World to the New World. Dates:  December 18-23 Tour Times:  6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, & 8:00 pm Cost:  Adults $15.00, Children … [Read more...]

Evening of Holiday Traditions: December 5

December 5, 2015 Join us in celebrating the season on our sites with an evening of holiday traditions. Costumed staff will demonstrate Christmas traditions and customs of the past at England, Ireland, Germany, 1820s America and 1850s America. Stroll through the Museum's exhibits after hours to view traditional Holiday Decorations and learn about traditions from the past in both the Old World and America December 5, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm Advance Tickets:  Adults (18 & Older) … [Read more...]

Children’s Holiday Workshop: December 5

Sign up for the December 5, 2015 Children's Holiday Workshop. Kids - Join us for a fun and educational children's workshop in which the participants learn about Christmas traditions from England, Germany, and early America. Participants help decorate traditional German cookies, take part in a wassail party, make small currant cakes, create Christmas garlands, bake sugar cookies, and listen and dance to traditional music. The Dairy Barn is the central location for the workshop; however a … [Read more...]

Fright At The Museum Canceled for 2015

It's with much regret that we are canceling Fright At The Museum this year (scheduled for Oct 29, 30, and 31). We've been fortunate to receive record numbers of school field trip requests this autumn. To support these educational program visitors, we are allocating all of our interpretive resources to meet the needs of students, teachers, and schools. This means we will not be able to also support Fright At The Museum in 2015. Educating school-age children is of utmost importance to … [Read more...]

Winter Lecture Series 2015

The Museum's Winter Lecture Series is nearly upon us. The series title this year is, Living on the Edge: The Frontier Remembered in Early American Fiction. The series focuses on the work of four writers who used the 18th century American frontier as a setting for their stories and created characters and situations that, perhaps, came to represent that frontier in the minds of their readers. The writers featured in the series are William Gilmore Simms, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, James Fenimore … [Read more...]