Memorial Day May Fair – 2017

Bring the entire family and join us for our annual Memorial Day May Fair!  Experience Living History activities at the Museum’s many exhibits; enjoy lunch on the Museum’s Pavilion with live musical entertainment; and visit the Fair in the Courtyard throughout the day.

DATE: Monday, May 29th
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
TICKETS:   Special Admission – Pay What You Will…
You Decide How Much To Pay!  Pay A Little, Pay A lot, or Pay Nothing At All
Donations accepted at the gate – No advance ticket purchase is required

Shop the Vendors at the Fair

FAIR:  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) 
Shop the artisan craft booths located in the Museum’s newly expanded courtyard throughout the day. Visit our caricaturist, face painter, and ballon twister too!

FOOD VENDORS:  (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Area food vendors will be on hand at the Pavilion to provide breakfast & lunch beginning at 9:00 am. Vendors include: Eats On The Streets, Rick’s BBQ, Grillizza, Smiley’s Ice Cream, and MJ’s Kettle Corn & Hand-Squeezed Lemonade.

LIVE MUSIC:  (11:30 am – 2:00 pm)
Enjoy live music with your lunch on the Pavilion featuring The Magic HonkyTonk Band.
Samuel Hayden and Joshua Burtner, play a version of honky tonk that spans multiple musical styles from surf music to rock, funk, and country western.

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LIVING HISTORY ACTIVITIES:

  • See Dyeing & Spinning on the 1700s Irish Farm

    Old World: (9:00 – Noon)

    • West Africa: Drum and Dance/Foodways
    • England: Green Woodworking/Herbals
    • Ireland: Natural Dyeing/Spinning
    • Germany: Storytelling/Games/Noodle making
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  • Lunch: (Noon – 2:00)
    • Pavilion:  Take a lunch break under our covered pavilion or at the picnic tables
  • Militia Firing in America

    America:  (2:00 – 5:00)

    • Ganatastwi: Clay cooking pot construction/ Fire Starting
    • 1740’s Settlement: Court martial and Militia
    • 1820’s American Farm: Bread oven baking/Doll making
    • 1850’s American Farm: Candle making/basketmaking