Calendar of Events

Winters Heritage House Museum

– 2018 Events Calendar

Museum and Library Hours overwinter 2018, by chance or appointment.

Beginning March 9, 2018, Hours will be Wed., Thurs., & Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and by appointment.

For a list of classes offered by the museum, please visit our Education Programs page.  We also provide some entertaining and informative tours.  Visit our Tours Information page to review your options

January 2018

12—Story Hour 9:30am/10:45am/1:00pm  Please call to register in advance. $2/child. Adults are free  and should plan to stay.

Month-long Hand-spinning Class Special – Learn to select, prepare and hand spin wool into yarn.  This class will take you from beginner to proficient in as many weeks as you care to sign up for.  Classes are 1-on-1 ($25/hour) or  with-a-friend ($45/hour).  All materials and equipment is supplied by the museum. Call to schedule a time that suits.

 

February 2018

Month Long Family-style Hearth Cooking Class Special.  Pick out a few friends, or round up the kids, and call us to plan a hearth cooking experience.  We will teach up to 4 people to cook over a hearth fire, and the food we make will feed a party of 8.  Special price (dependent upon menu selected) runs all-month. Call to schedule.

9—Story Hour 9:30am/10:45am/1:00pm  Please call to register in advance. $2/child. Adults are free  and should plan to stay.

9–Plugged-in E-town lecture with Ambassador John Craig, 7pm

March 2018

2—Story Hour 9:30am/10:45am/1:00pm  Please call to register in advance. $2/child. Adults are free  and should plan to stay.

9—Museum resumes regular hours;  W., Th., F., 9:30am-3pm, and by appointment.

9Buch Manufacturing Museum Exhibit Opening 5pm-8pm  Exhibit runs through April 13.  (collection of Matt and Maryann Swartz)

24Heirloom Seed Swap, WHHM Garden Committee 9am to noon.

 

April

13 – Story Hour 9:30am/10:45am/1:00pm  Please call to register in advance. $2/child. Adults are free

13 – (Buch Exhibit closes)

 

May

Quilt Show!  Come visit our annual display of locally made quilts. Time worn antiques through brand new creations. Over 30 quilts are on display throughout the month.  Admission $3. Group rates are available if scheduled in advance. Members and students are free.

11 Story Hour 9:30am/10:45am/1:00pm  Please call to register in advance. $2/child. Adults are free

June

Kids-Crafts Summer Thursdays— Schedule your child for one or more of  our 90-minute craft classes, offered each Thursday from 1pm-2:30pm, and geared to children, ages 7 through 12.  A different craft is offered each week, and each project is suitable for entry in the Elizabethtown Fair (August 20-25).  Please call for more information on specific crafts. $5/child. Parents are encouraged to stay. Pre-registration required.

23- Volunteer Appreciation Picnic  A pot-luck picnic in the museum’s shady backyard. Please bring a covered dish, and some lawn chairs.  Noon to ?

July

Hand-Spinning Wednesdays  Beginning July 18 and running through August 29 — Sign up for a session or more of one-on-one hand-spinning instruction.  Customized to the student’s needs and interests, if you have ever wished you could use a spinning wheel, this is your chance!  Call to schedule your 90-minute class, offered during museum hours (9:30am-3pm) each Wednesday. $30/session  Ages 18 and older.

Kids-Crafts Summer Thursdays— Schedule your child for a 90-minute craft class that is offered each Thursday from 1pm-2:30pm. Colonial-natured crafts are geared to children, ages 7 through 12.  A different craft is offered each week, and each project is suitable for entry in the Elizabethtown Fair (August 20-25).  Please call for more information on specific crafts. $5/child. Parents are encouraged to stay. Pre-registration required.

28 – Arts and Crafts Weekend #1  – 9am-noon Children (ages 6-16) will make an historic craft that is also suitable for entry into the Elizabethtown Fair.  This weekend, the class will focus on weaving. Children will try spinning wool into yarn and then weave on a small loom.  $15/child. Please call to register by July 20.

August

Kids-Crafts Summer Thursdays (last one is August 16)— Schedule your child for a 90-minute craft class that is offered each Thursday from 1pm-2:30pm. Colonial-natured crafts are geared to children, ages 7 through 12.  A different craft is offered each week, and each project is suitable for entry in the Elizabethtown Fair (August 20-25).  Please call for more information on specific crafts. $5/child. Parents are encouraged to stay. Pre-registration required.

11Arts and Crafts Weekend #2  – 9am-noon Children (ages 6-16) will make an historic craft that is also suitable for entry into the Elizabethtown Fair.  This weekend, the class will focus on paper crafts; Scherenschnitte (German scissors cutting) and German folded paper stars. Children may do one of each or two of the same.  $10/child  Please call to register by August 3.

20-25 – Look for  us at the Elizabethtown Fair! (museum will be closed)

September

Elizabethtown Goes to War; The effects of WWII, In Their Own Words  This month-long exhibit opens with a reception on September 7, at 5pm.   Visitors can to hear Elizabethtown citizens’ memories of World War II and how it affected the town. Photos and documents add additional information. Admission by donation of your choice.

October

11- Conversation Elizabethtown 7-9pm Oya Oscanza, professor at Elizabethtown College, will give a lecture on Turkish foreign policy and Turkey’s relations with the West.  The lecture will be held in our Community Room at 33 East High.

12 – Haunted Museum 5pm-8pm  Stop by for a ghoulish visit in family friendly Halloween style!

November

9 & 10 Elizabethtown Heritage Craft Show  Friday, 4pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-3pm  Locally made arts and crafts show.  Come see the talent that lives in our community! Unique shopping! Food! Raffles! Fun! Admission $2 or food bank contribution. Museum members and students are free. admission is free after noon on Saturday.

 

Check back for Event and Activity updates

 

The Elizabethtown Heritage Craft Show will be November 9&10, 2018

If you are a local vendor that makes your own product, and are interested in applying for a spot at this event, please send several photos of your merchandise, prices, and brief description to

Nancy@ElizabethtownHistory.org