The Museum is pleased to introduce a new monthly event, Behind the Barn Doors. This new series will be offered on the 1st Sunday of the month. The inaugural event will take place on Sunday, February 5th, 2023 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM inside the Big Red Barn on the museum’s six-acre campus. Visitors will enjoy demonstrations highlighting the craftsmanship of historic trades and agricultural practices.
As part of its cultural offerings, the Museum is hosting this program to provide visitors with an opportunity to interact with presenters preserving traditional crafts. Visitors can experience demonstrations of historic tools and techniques while exploring the historical machinery displayed in the barn. Such artifacts include farming implements, textile equipment, and blacksmithing and woodworking tools. There are also displays featuring an antique wagon, carriage, and Model A car. Each month’s featured activities will range from old fashioned farm chores to blacksmithing, milling, woodworking, spinning, weaving or other fiber arts demonstrations, and more. Sign-up sheets will be available for future workshops for those seeking a more immersive experience to further hone the skills of a chosen craft.
The Behind the Barn Doors program is FREE and open to the public.