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July 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED INCLEMENT WEATHER. We hope to reschedule for August and will update the website when a new date has been confirmed.
To help celebrate the re-opening of house tours in 2021, the Museum will also be hosting a number of artisans onsite on July 17th from 1-4 p.m. for something we are calling Maker Day.
-Del Martin will demonstrate traditional blacksmithing techniques and will show some of his wares.
-Dennis Picard demonstrate the broom making trade, which has a long history. It started in New England before independence as a cottage trade practiced by farmers in their off season and developed in our country to a large scale industry.
-The Berkshire Hills and Dales Spinning Guild will show you had to spin wool.
These demonstrations will take place on the property, which is open all day, free of charge. The purchase of a house tour is not required to view the demonstrations. While onsite, visitors can also take a variety of self-guided tours of the property including the “Outside the House Tour” and a walk on the Native American Interpretive Trail. The Museum also has a Heritage Vegetable Garden, a Pollinator Garden, Flower Gardens, miles of trails and two new picnic tables where you can enjoy a packed lunch or snack. Trail maps and tour maps can be found on the front porch of the Museum.
The Museum gardens and grounds are open daily, free of charge.