Seasonal Activities & Unique Offerings

Winter Workshop Special through March 31— Tavern Cooking  

Schedule a date with us by March 31st, and receive a $50 discount off of our Open Hearth Cooking Workshop.  Enjoy creating and eating a meal for up to 8 people, served colonial-style in our 1812 German Log house.  Up to 4 people will spend the day learning hearth cooking skills.  Up to 4 additional guests are invited to enjoy the results.  Food and beverage is included in the cost. Wine or beer is optional. This is a fun adventure for a group of adults or a family. Call for further details.

 Natural Dye Easter Eggs Class

Saturday April 13, 1pm-3pm

Learn to dye eggs using natural materials such as red cabbage, onion skins, and spices.  Various effects will be explored, as well.  Each participant can dye up to 6 eggs and will receive take-home recipes for natural dyes.  This class is geared to children ages 6 and up (parents should plan to stay) through adults.  $12/participant  Please call to register in advance.


Pysanky Eggs Class

Saturday March 23, 1pm-3pm

Learn the Ukrainian method of decorating eggs with brightly colored geometric designs.  This traditional skill uses candles, hot wax, and special dyes, so is most appropriate for children ages 10 and older (an adult should plan to stay), as well as adults. Each participant will have the opportunity to do several eggs.  $20/participant  Please call to register in advance.

Sign up for both decorative egg classes for $30/participant.


March 23—Heirloom Seed Swap 10am-noon


Join us for our 3rd Annual Heirloom Seed Swap.  The museum will have many varieties of seeds on hand from our gardens.  Herbs, vegetables, flowers, and medicinal plant seeds are all fair game.  Stop by and trade us for your own favorite varieties, or select as many seeds as you can use for a small donation.  Heirloom seeds are those that reproduce exactly the same plant year after year, often passed down from generation to generation. Hybrids, more common today, are those that are a genetic blend.  We welcome both types, but do ask that donated seeds are labelled as hybrid or heirloom.  Plants and cuttings are welcome, as well.

No registration is required.  This event is free and open to the public.