A person in 1830s clothing at work painting

Saturday, September 16; Sunday, September 17

Times: The Village is open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. Standard daytime admission is $30 for adults, $28 for seniors (55+), $15 for youth (4-17), $15 for college students (with a valid college ID), and free for children 3 and under.

Join us for Craft Weekend, highlighting a variety of New England crafts and trades from the early 19th century.  The Village’s craftspeople will showcase their skills by crafting more complicated or unique items that are not usually displayed at the Village.

Pottery highlights include loading of the pottery kiln and learning about the world of glaze chemistry. Visit with the potters and see them loading the kiln for the annual wood firing taking place the following weekend during Friend’s Day.

Learn about Simeon Allen who was a bespoke shoemaker in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, during the 1830s. Explore his life in and out of his trade as he was a captain in the militia and held many town offices on top of running his own shoe shop.

In addition there will be barrel firings in the Cooper Shop, the New England Lace Makers group will visiting and demonstrating their talents, and there will be a new vignette on display in the Visitor Center of a household kitchen scene complete with handcrafted furniture, pottery, tinware, iron ware, cooperage, shoes, bookbinding, textiles, baskets, and more.

Review our Daily Schedule for Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17th online. Event details subject to change.


Craft Weekend is sponsored by:

Savers Bank

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