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Storrowton Village, Summer Sampler

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

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:

Kids Craft Sampler $5 per person – All ages welcome
Learn what kinds of hands-on activities we do to teach 21st century kids about 19th century life! The Kids Craft Sampler is 20-30 minutes and begins on the half 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

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.


June 11
10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT


Storrowton Village at ESE
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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(413) 205-5051
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