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Summer Sampler

Storrowton Village Museum’s Summer Sampler marks the start of Storrowton’s summer season with free tours of the museum spaces on June 11, 2022. Visitors can opt in to hands-on workshops for a nominal fee or enjoy watching free trade demonstrations and talking with costumed guides throughout the museum.

The family-friendly day will feature hands-on activities that give a sampling of all the fun the Village offers year-round. Additional demonstrations include blacksmithing in the Clark Blacksmith Shop and open hearth cooking in the Gilbert Farmhouse. Admission is free and hours are from 10-3pm.

Visitors are encouraged to register ahead for workshops by purchasing tickets below:

Kids Craft Sampler $5 per person - All ages welcome
Learn about the hands-on 19th century activities we teach to 21st century kids! The Kids Craft Sampler is 20-30 minutes and begins on the hour throughout the day at the Gazebo on the Village Green. Weave a basket to take home, try out quill pen writing and wool spinning, and conclude with playing 19th century games.
Garden Workshop $15 per person - All ages welcome
What household plants were used for dying fabrics? Are these still used today? Learn about plants used for textiles and dye your own yarn to take home. Modern and traditional techniques will be taught and an in-depth tour of the garden will be included in this activity. Participate on your own or as a pair for the same price!

Blacksmith Apprentice Experience $25 per person - Ages 12+

Try your hand at a variety of duties blacksmith apprentices would have performed from maintaining the fire to swinging a hammer and all the work in between during this 1-hour experience in the Clark Blacksmith Shop. Receive a one-of-a-kind, hand forged hook, a traditional blacksmith cap, and make your own horse shoe nail ring. Be sure you pay attention and respect the knowledge of the master blacksmith or you may find yourself hauling water, emptying coal buckets, or tiring your arms keeping the bellows pumping!

Must be 12+ with parent/guardian present under 18. All participants must sign safety waiver before participation, close toed shoes and long pants must be worn, long sleeve cotton shirt recommended, no synthetic materials. Safety glasses will be provided for use during the experience.

Kids Craft Sampler - 10 AM
Kids Craft Sampler - 10 AM
June 11, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Admission Workshop $5.00
Kids Craft Sampler - 11 AM
Kids Craft Sampler - 11 AM
June 11, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Admission Workshop $5.00
Kids Craft Sampler - 12 PM
Kids Craft Sampler - 12 PM
June 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Admission Workshop $5.00
Kids Craft Sampler - 1 PM
Kids Craft Sampler - 1 PM
June 11, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Admission Workshop $5.00
Kids Craft Sampler - 2 PM
Kids Craft Sampler - 2 PM
June 11, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Admission Workshop $5.00
Garden Workshop 11 AM
Garden Workshop 11 AM
June 11, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Admission Workshop $15.00
Garden Workshop 2 PM
Garden Workshop 2 PM
June 11, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Admission Workshop $15.00
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 10 am
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 10 am
June 11, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Admission Workshop $25.00
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 11:15 am
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 11:15 am
June 11, 2022 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Admission Workshop $25.00
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 1 pm
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 1 pm
June 11, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Admission Workshop $25.00
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 2:15 pm
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 2:15 pm
June 11, 2022 | 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
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Admission Workshop $25.00

Summer Tour Season - June 15 through July 23

Storrowton’s summer tour season runs from June 15 through July 23. Guided tours, available for individuals and small groups, take place Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 10am to 3pm. Friday and Saturday tours will feature hands-on STEAM Tours. STEAM Tours take visitors on a journey through the Village from the lens of 19th century science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

General Tour tickets are $8 per person and free for children under 6. STEAM Tour tickets are $12 per person ($6 for parent/chaperone). Groups of 10 or more should schedule tours in advance for an optimized tour experience.

The Village is made up of 10 authentic antique buildings including a Meetinghouse, Schoolhouse, Blacksmith Shop, Law Office, Mansion, a Farmhouse, all located on the grounds of Eastern States Exposition.

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