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    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Strawberry Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Flavors from the Hearth Cooking Workshops: A Hearty Winter Dinner

    Details: Taught by the museum's culinary historians, guests learn hearth-cooking techniques using traditional methods and recipes that would have been familiar in the 1800s households of Puddle Dock. Participants gain hands-on experience using these methods to prepare a traditional menu and then dine family-style to enjoy the feast they have helped to create.

    Each class is limited to 8 participants and participants must be age 21 and up.

    A Hearty Winter Dinner Menu:  Potted cheese with crackers, pease soup, roast pork, applesauce, beef forcemeat, mashed potatoes, dressed carrots, stewed red cabbage, dyspepsia bread, fresh butter, apple pie, Lafayette gingerbread with hard sauce, sweet cider, tea, coffee. 

    Price: $70 Members; $90 Non-Members

    Registration and more information: https://strawbery-banke-museum.simpletix.com/e/50902

    Contact info: For registration/tickets, contact Jonathan Brown: 603-433-1110 / jbrown@sbmuseum.org. Questions re: menus, food, or class layout, contact Melissa Vickers: 479-236-6088 / mnvicke@gmail.com

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 14 Mar 2020
    • Peoria, Illinois

    Join your Midwest region colleagues at the MOMCC 2020 Spring Conference


    Traveling in America

    aboard the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat


    March 12-14, 2020

    Spirit of Peoria Riverboat

    Peoria, Illinois

    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Introduction to Woodworking

    Details: This course introduces participants to the various hand tools and simple skills involved in woodworking. All tools and materials are provided, but if you have your own tools you may bring them with you.

    Space is limited to 6 participants

    Price: $45 BNHV Members; $60 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Introduction to Maple Sugaring

    Details: This course will teach participants the basics of maple sugaring. Participants will learn how to tap a Maple tree, collect sap, and boil it down into maple syrup. Everyone will get a chance to take home a small sample of what we made that day.

    Price: $50 BNHV Members / $80 General Public

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Strawberry Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Flavors from the Hearth Cooking Workshops: A St. Patrick's Day Meal

    Details: Taught by the museum's culinary historians, guests learn hearth-cooking techniques using traditional methods and recipes that would have been familiar in the 1800s households of Puddle Dock. Participants gain hands-on experience using these methods to prepare a traditional menu and then dine family-style to enjoy the feast they have helped to create.

    Each class is limited to 8 participants and participants must be age 21 and up.

    A St. Patrick’s Day Meal Menu: Pounded cheese with crackers, onion soup, pickled beef, forcemeat, boiled potatoes and carrots, stewed red cabbage,
    mushroom fricassee, apple pie, soda cakes, fresh butter, pound cake with whipped cream, sweet cider, tea, coffee.

    Price: $70 Members; $90 Non-Members

    Registration and more information: https://strawbery-banke-museum.simpletix.com/e/50902

    Contact info: For registration/tickets, contact Jonathan Brown: 603-433-1110 / jbrown@sbmuseum.org. Questions re: menus, food, or class layout, contact Melissa Vickers: 479-236-6088 / mnvicke@gmail.com

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 20 Mar 2020
    • Elijah Iles House, Springfield, Illinois
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 5400 N Pearl ST #11, Tacoma, WA 98407

    TINSMITHING

    Details: Make a tin biscuit cutter and a candle holder incorporating basic tinsmith tools and techniques. The class will also include ways to utilize substitute tools to get you started at home.

    Price: $65. 16+ and up. Bring a sack lunch.

    Contact info: Lane Sample, lanes@tacomaparks.com, 253-4043970 x 5011

    Registration and more informationhttps://apm.activecommunities.com/metroparkstacoma/Activity_Search/11107?_ga=2.256196299.1992927547.1580849449-1095332998.1515111499

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bolton Mansion, Levittown, PA

    HEARTH COOKING WORKSHOP

    Details: 

    This workshop is a totally hands-on, learn by doing class.taught by Susan McLellan Plaisted, Proprietress, Heart to Hearth Cookery.  We start at 10 am with reviewing the syllabus of 18th century receipts (recipes) which is tailored to the participants needs and skill level.  This class is for the beginning hearth cook and for the more advanced who would like to learn new techniques.  If sufficient registration, we also use the bake oven.  At the end of our day, we dine in the 19th century parlor of the mansion.  Snacks are included in the registration.

    Date: March 21, 2020    Time:  10 am to 4ish (When we finish dinner)

    Location:  Bolton Mansion,   85 Holly Dr.,  Levittown, PA

    Price:  $75.00 per person

    Registration & more information:  www.hearttohearthcookery.com

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Beekeeping 101

    Details: This course is a great introduction to beekeeping and the honey bee. Whether you are interested in becoming a hobbyist beekeeper, learning about pollinators and the importance of pollination, or just have an interest in bees this class has something for everyone.


    Date and Time:

    March 26th – April 30th

    Thursdays 6:30 PM – 8 PM

    Price: $95 BNHV Members / $130 General Public

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway, NJ
    • 34
    Register

    Registration for the 2020 Mid-Atlantic ALHFAM Regional Conference is Now Open!

    Download the Conference Program

    Due to the generosity of the co-host, Middlesex County, this is a free event, but registration is limited and required.

    Workshop topics include:

    • Letterpress Printing
    • 19th Century Baseball
    • Beekeeping
    • Plowing
    • and more!

    Conference registration ends on March 13


    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Strawberry Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Flavors from the Hearth Cooking Workshops: New England Fare

    Details: Taught by the museum's culinary historians, guests learn hearth-cooking techniques using traditional methods and recipes that would have been familiar in the 1800s households of Puddle Dock. Participants gain hands-on experience using these methods to prepare a traditional menu and then dine family-style to enjoy the feast they have helped to create.

    Each class is limited to 8 participants and participants must be age 21 and up.

    New England Fare Menu: Potted cheese with crackers, gourd soup, New England boiled dinner, fried codfish, baked beans, cornbread, fresh butter, apple pie, plum pudding with hard sauce, sweet cider, tea, coffee.

    Price: $70 Members; $90 Non-Members

    Registration and more information: https://strawbery-banke-museum.simpletix.com/e/50902

    Contact info: For registration/tickets, contact Jonathan Brown: 603-433-1110 / jbrown@sbmuseum.org. Questions re: menus, food, or class layout, contact Melissa Vickers: 479-236-6088 / mnvicke@gmail.com

    • 02 Apr 2020
    • 13 Jun 2020
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Timberframing

    Details: Learn the fundamentals of designing, constructing and raising a timber frame using hand tools and traditional mortise and tenon joinery. All tools and materials are provided.

    Date and Time:

    April 2nd – June 13th

    Thursdays: 6 PM – 9 PM

    Saturdays: 9 AM – 2 PM

    Price: $250 BNHV Members; $275 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Introduction to Hand Tools: Identification, Care, and Use

    Details: This course builds upon the knowledge gained in Intro. To Woodworking, but that course is not a pre-requisite. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the tools and skills used in woodworking. Bring in your own tools to tune-up and sharpen, if you have them. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Price: $45 BNHV Members; $60 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 05 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • The Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th Street, Ocean City, MD, 21842
    Alternative Photography with Cyanotypes/Sun Prints, Lumen Prints, Pinhole Cameras and Anthotypes


    Details: Learn 19th century 'alternative process' photography methods like the 1842 Cyanotype, 1842 Anthotype, Lumen print and Pinhole Camera Solargram!


    Price: $38


    Registration and more information: https://artleagueofoceancity.org/event/alternative-photography-with-cyanotypes-sun-prints-lumen-prints-pinhole-cameras-and-anthotypes-with-christine-john-milleker/ 


    Contact info: John Milleker Jr., 410-929-4624 / johnmillekerjr@gmail.com

    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Strawberry Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Flavors from the Hearth Cooking Workshops: Celebrating Springtime

    Details: Taught by the museum's culinary historians, guests learn hearth-cooking techniques using traditional methods and recipes that would have been familiar in the 1800s households of Puddle Dock. Participants gain hands-on experience using these methods to prepare a traditional menu and then dine family-style to enjoy the feast they have helped to create.

    Each class is limited to 8 participants and participants must be age 21 and up.

    Celebrating Springtime Menu:  Pounded cheese with crackers, asparagus soup, roast lamb, mint sauce, brown chicken fricassee, roasted potatoes and carrots, dressed macaroni, creamed spinach, rhubarb tart, hot rolls, fresh butter, honey cake with whipped cream, Cornelian cherry shrub, tea, coffee. 

    Price: $70 Members; $90 Non-Members

    Registration and more information: https://strawbery-banke-museum.simpletix.com/e/50902

    Contact info: For registration/tickets, contact Jonathan Brown: 603-433-1110 / jbrown@sbmuseum.org. Questions re: menus, food, or class layout, contact Melissa Vickers: 479-236-6088 / mnvicke@gmail.com

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Strawberry Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Flavors from the Hearth Cooking Workshops: Traditional Bake Day

    Details: Taught by the museum's culinary historians, guests learn hearth-cooking techniques using traditional methods and recipes that would have been familiar in the 1800s households of Puddle Dock. Participants gain hands-on experience using these methods to prepare a traditional menu and then dine family-style to enjoy the feast they have helped to create.

    Class is limited to 6 participants and participants must be age 21 and up.

    Traditional Bake Day:  Hotch potch, roasted cheese, savory standing mince pie, rice pudding, baked beans, hot rolls, dyspepsia bread," buttermilk biscuits, gingernuts, one-two-three-four cake, Independence Cake, sweet cider, tea, coffee.

    Price: $85 Members; $100 Non-Members

    Registration and more information: https://strawbery-banke-museum.simpletix.com/e/50902

    Contact info: For registration/tickets, contact Jonathan Brown: 603-433-1110 / jbrown@sbmuseum.org. Questions re: menus, food, or class layout, contact Melissa Vickers: 479-236-6088 / mnvicke@gmail.com

    • 02 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Farmhouse Breakfast

    Details: Create the breakfast that gave our forebears the energy for a long morning’s work.  Baking, frying, boiling, grilling, toasting, and more!

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers + $15 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact Information: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 02 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Basic Blacksmithing

    Details: Learn about the shaping of iron and steel with fire and hammer! Students will learn the basic techniques and operations of blacksmithing.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers, + $15 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 02 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Introduction to Basketmaking

    Details: Learn to weave your own 19th-century style basket using simple tools. Beginners will learn about the different materials that were used in the process and will be able to go home with a finished basket.   This class will focus on making a Two Pie Basket – which is large enough to carry two pies.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers, + $25 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 02 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Details: Learn more about basic woodworking tools and techniques in this class for beginners.  Students in this full-day course will develop their woodworking skills and build confidence using basic tools while making a simple bench.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers      + $30 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 02 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Standing Wool Rugs

    Details: This workshop is about recycling and repurposing the smallest of wool scraps into folk art rugs. We will use a five-inch shirring needle and heavy thread to sew wool strips and manipulate them in various ways to stand them on end to stand alone and make a thick plush rug or mat. We will cover standing wools, center shirring, beaded wools, caterpillar braids, and several other methods to make a sample piece for a table mat, chair seat or to go on to making a larger rug. You will leave with the skills to go on to recycle your worn or unused wool clothing into true heirloom memory rugs.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers, + $20 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info:  Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 02 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Portable Workbench

    Details: Have bench, will travel! Participants will build a fully-functional and affordable workbench. All tools and materials are provided, but if you have your own tools you may bring them with you.

    May 2nd – 3rd, 9th – 10th, 16th

    Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Price: $200 BNHV Members; $230 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 02 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Introduction to Raising Chickens

    Details: Are you interested in keeping chickens in your backyard? This is the course for you. Participants will learn all about raising chickens; from coop construction to protecting your flock.

    Price: $50 BNHV Members / $80 General Public

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 03 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Introduction to Broom-making

    Details: This half-day workshop will take you through all of the materials, tools, and techniques involved in making your own broom.

    Price: $55 museum members; $70 nonmembers, + $15 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 03 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Woodworking: Parent & Child (Ages 4-6)

    Details: With the help of a parent, students in this class will be introduced to the basic skills essential for working safely with hand tools and will make a handy tool tote of their own.

    Price: $55 museum members; $70 nonmembers, + $20 materials fee per pair

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 03 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Piecing and Quilting

    Details: Practice different piecing techniques- paper or template, 9-patch, and applique. Layer, baste and begin quilting a mini “whole-cloth” quilt (suitable for a table mat or doll’s quilt). Historical background included.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers      + $5 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 03 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Penny Rugs: Wool on Wool Applique

    Details: In the early 1800s, thrifty homemakers would recycle worn textiles into folk art designs to create decorative bedcoverings, table mats and mantelpieces to adorn their home. Most designs were made of layers of circles of wool traced from coins, hence the penny rug. Other pieces used images of fruits, flowers, houses, and animals that were drawn to create a colorful canvas to brighten their home. With this wool on wool process, we will use a blanket stitch and other decorative stitches to embellish our unique piece.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers, + $20 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 03 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Introduction to Cheesemaking

    Details: Join us for an in-depth look at the history and present-day process of making cheese.  Participants will experience 19th-century cheese making first hand and learn about the materials and ingredients needed to make both hard and soft cheeses based on historic receipts and modern know-how.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers, + $25 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 03 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Woodworking: Parent & Child (Ages 7-10)

    Details: With the help of a parent, students in this class will be introduced to the basic skills essential for working safely with hand tools and will make a handy tool tote of their own.

    Price: $55 museum members; $70 nonmembers, + $20 materials fee per pair

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 09 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Historic St. Mary's City, 18559 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD, 20686


    Details: Be a part of history and join Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) Shipyard Programs Manager Jennifer Kuhn and Historic St. Mary’s City’s (HSMC) shipwright Jim Knowles, for this one-day workshop to make handmade blocks for Maryland Dove. These blocks are integral to the ship’s rigging and will be used throughout for raising and lowering the sails. Not only will you be learning a new skill but your work will be part of the new Maryland Dove currently under construction at CBMM.

    Price: $65 for HSMC Members; $75 for Non-Members

    Registration and more information: Info@DigsHistory.org or 240-895-4990 / www.HSMCdigsHistory.org


    • 16 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Handcut Dovetails

    Details: The dovetail joint is a traditional method used by cabinetmakers to join the ends of two boards together.  It is often used in the construction of boxes, drawers, and case furniture.  This workshop will cover applications for dovetail joinery, procedures for working safely with hand tools, and time-honored techniques for laying-out and cutting dovetail joints.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers, + $15 materials fee

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 16 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Wild Edibles

    Details: Join instructor Ethan Choiniere on a guided tour of OSV’s country lanes and hillsides in search of New England’s wild edibles plants. Learn basic identification and preparations. This class takes place over the course of three evenings. Class is held outdoors, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Also, come prepared for a substantial amount of walking over a variety of different terrain.

    Price: $105 museum members; $130 nonmembers     

    Registration and more information: https://www.osv.org/event/historical-craft-classes/

    Contact info: Derek Heidemann dheidemann@OSV.ORG  tel. 508-347-0214


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    19th Century Cooking Techniques

    Details: Spend the day beside one of our knowledgeable culinary interpreters! Learn about 19th century ingredients, equipment, methods of cooking, receipts (recipes), and much more. Participants will get an opportunity to cook in both our beehive oven and on our cookstove.

    Space is limited to 10 participants. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, cotton/natural fiber clothing, and dress for the weather. Participants are highly encouraged to bring an apron and wear a long sleeve cotton tee shirt, to protect their arms and clothing while working on the stove. Don’t forget to bring a container for leftovers!

    Price: $80 BNHV Members / $90 General Public

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Introduction to Small Scale Hay Making

    Details: This course will introduce the hobbyist farmer to small scale hay making. Participants will learn different methods of harvesting and storing hay; ranging from cutting hay with a scythe, storing loose hay in a loft, and baling with a historic hay press. Participants will also receive a kit to make their own hay rake.

    Price: $50 BNHV Members / $80 General Public

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 25 Jun 2020
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    Register


    REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2020 ALHFAM ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE

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    We invite historical interpreters, farmers, scholars, craftspeople, curators, educators, administrators and everyone interested in Living History to Boston, Massachusetts for ALHFAM’s annual conference and 50th  anniversary celebration. 

    Fellowships are available that will cover basic registration plus $300. For more information, and to apply, follow this link. Fellowship applications are due by March 2.

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    See you in Boston!

    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Intermediate Woodworking: How to Cut Dovetails and Make a Box

    Details: This course will introduce participants to the different types of dovetails and instruct how to cut them. All tools and materials are provided, but if you have your own tools you are encouraged to bring them along. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Price: $150 BNHV Members; $170 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Woodworking for Kids

    Details: This course introduces children to the various hand tools and simple skills involved with woodworking. The class begins with an introduction to each tool used, and a discussion about how to safely use the tool. Participants will make a simple project to take home with them.

    Price: $25 BNHV Members; $50 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    19th Century Cooking Techniques

    Details: Spend the day beside one of our knowledgeable culinary interpreters! Learn about 19th century ingredients, equipment, methods of cooking, receipts (recipes), and much more. Participants will get an opportunity to cook in both our beehive oven and on our cookstove.

    Space is limited to 10 participants. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, cotton/natural fiber clothing, and dress for the weather. Participants are highly encouraged to bring an apron and wear a long sleeve cotton tee shirt, to protect their arms and clothing while working on the stove. Don’t forget to bring a container for leftovers!

    Price: $80 BNHV Members / $90 General Public

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Anatomy of an Antique House

    Details: o Come get a behind the scenes tour of some of our historic houses and learn about the different 19th century construction techniques.

    Price: $50 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 19 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Introduction to Blacksmithing

    Details: o This course will teach participants the fundamentals of blacksmithing through hands-on learning. Safety, tools, techniques, materials, terminology, and more will be explored throughout the course of the weekend. Space is limited to 6 participants. Ages 17 and up.

    Price: $100 BNHV Members / $130 General Public

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Anatomy of an Antique Barn

    Details: Participants will tour a number of local barns and learn about the different 19th century construction techniques.

    Price: $50 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 17 Oct 2020
    • Prescott, Arizona

    Save the Date!

    The Western Region Conference and Meeting

    October 15-17, 2020

    The Past Made Present


    Host Site: Sharlot Hall Museum

    Location: Prescott, AZ

    Sessions in Development: This two-day event will have a mixture of traditional sessions, presentations with hands-on components, and immersive workshops. Proposed topics include Cast Iron Range Cooking, Letterpress Printing, a Tour of the Museum’s Collections and much more.

    Call For Session Proposals: Will be posted in early April.


    • 07 Nov 2020
    • Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 5400 N Pearl ST #11, Tacoma, WA 98407

    Cider Brewing

    Details: In this informative and entertaining cider class, we will explore the history and alchemy of cider. Students will gain the skills and understanding of how to make their own.
    This class includes great information on cider making basics, fermentation, and varieties of cider. Pre registration required.

    Price: $45

    Registration and more information: Registration opens in August 2020. Check our website for the latest: fortnisqually.org

    Contact infoLane Sample, lanes@tacomaparks.com, 253-4043970 x 5011

    • 07 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Backpack Basket Weaving

    Details: Participants in this course will learn how to weave their own backpack basket. These woven packs are great for transporting materials back and forth.

    Price: $100 BNHV Members; $130 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Spoon Making

    Details: Get an introduction to the basic carving methodologies, using only hand tools. Using green wood, learn how to properly harvest material and whittle it down to a functional piece. All tools and materials are provided.  Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Price: $75 BNHV Members; $115 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 12 Dec 2020
    • 13 Dec 2020
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Painted Canvas Floor Cloth

    Details: Participants will be given a canvas that they will learn to paint and take home to decorate any part of their home. Painted canvases were popular floor coverings in the 19th century.

    Price: $70 BNHV Members; $100 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

Past events

22 Feb 2020 Basketry
21 Feb 2020 SEALHFAM 2020 Regional Conference
15 Feb 2020 Flavors from the Hearth Cooking Workshops: Valentine's Day
07 Nov 2019 MOMCC 2019 Fall Conference
16 Oct 2019 Western Region Conference 2019
07 Sep 2019 Plowing Workshop for ALHFAM Members
08 Jun 2019 2019 Annual Meeting
08 Mar 2019 CANCELED: New England Regional Conference 2019
07 Mar 2019 MOMCC 2019 Spring Conference
22 Feb 2019 Southeast Regional ALHFAM Conference 2019
24 Jan 2019 Mountain Plains Skills and Trades Exposition 2019
08 Nov 2018 Fall 2018 MOMCC Conference (Midwest Region)
01 Nov 2018 Western Regional Conference 2018
26 Oct 2018 Mid-Atlantic Skills Workshop and Regional Meeting 2018
13 Oct 2018 Fowl Butchering 101 Workshop at Sauder Village
01 Jun 2018 2018 Annual Conference
13 Apr 2018 New England Regional Conference 2018
09 Apr 2018 ALHFAM Dairy Workshop
23 Mar 2018 First Person Interpreters Retreat 2018
11 Mar 2018 ABCs of Farm-Based Education
08 Mar 2018 MOMCC Spring Conference 2018
02 Mar 2018 Southeast Regional Conference 2018: CANCELLED
10 Nov 2017 MOMCC Fall Conference 2017
13 Oct 2017 Atlantic Canada Regional Meeting: Learning Centre: Space for Education and Community
26 Sep 2017 Western Regional Conference
21 Sep 2017 2017 Mountain-Plains Regional Conference
09 Jun 2017 2017 Annual Conference -- Breaking Through Barriers: Living History in Modern Times
03 Apr 2017 ALHFAM Dairy Workshop
31 Mar 2017 2017 SEALHFAM Conference-Registration Deadline Extended to March 20!
09 Mar 2017 MOMCC Regional Conference: Coping With Success
03 Nov 2016 MOMCC/Midwest & Mountain-Plains ALHFAM Conference Program and Registration materials now available
21 Sep 2016 2016 Western Region Conference
09 Sep 2016 2016 Canada - Atlantic Region
27 Aug 2016 2016 Western Canada Regional Conference - Registration Open!
12 Jun 2016 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference
01 Apr 2016 2016 FPIPN Retreat
01 Apr 2016 Mid-Atlantic 2016 Regional Meeting
24 Mar 2016 Central Canada Regional Conference - CANCELED
11 Mar 2016 2016 Southeast Regional Meeting
10 Mar 2016 2016 MOMCC Spring Conference
05 Nov 2015 2015 MOMCC/Midwest Region Fall Conference
23 Sep 2015 2015 Western Region Conference
19 Jun 2015 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference
24 Apr 2015 ALHFAM Farmers School - Blade Sheep Shearing
20 Mar 2015 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
12 Mar 2015 MOMCC/Midwest Spring Conference
20 Feb 2015 2015 Southeast Regional Conference

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