Calendar of Events 2014
Saturday, April,19, 2014 The Colonial Feast
Season opening on June 28, 2014 - Hampshire Family Frontier Day
July 19, 2014, Workshop: Kentucky Rifle Design and Decoration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kentucky Rifle Design and Decoration, will be presented by Brian LaMaster, a nationally recognized designer and maker of Kentucky Long Rifles. Brian's fulltime work is rifles and at many conferences, symposia and gun shows, he expounds on the critical frontier skills in making and decorating these works of art. LaMaster made the long rifles used in the 1992 film, The Last of the Mohicans, and has since produced hundreds more for sale or trade, for museums and collectors. Elements of the workshop will concentrate on wood carving, silver wire inlay and engraving, with some hands-on experiences. A fee of $50.00 is required; sign up early as group size is limited.
August 2, 2014, Workshop: Introduction to Calligraphy: Writing Like Geo. Washington 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
August 2, 2014, Abby Chapple will reprise her earlier Introduction to Calligraphy: Writing Like Geo. Washington but will take students to a new levels with attention to arches, loops, slants and dots. Discourses on style and technique; hands-on practice of this beautiful cursive artwork. A fee of $50.00; materials furnished. Please sign up by July 20.
August 23, 10-3, Workshop: Colonial Common Games and Entertainment
Mary Ann Lister and Girl Scout Zoe Pownell of Troop Nr. 40281, Hampshire Co., pursuing her Silver Award project, will explore common games and entertainment for Colonial and frontier children. Participation by children only, ages 6-15. No fee; free will donations urged.
School ProgramsNote: The Visitor Center may be open for the School Tour Program in Sept., Oct., April and May, but this is by pre-registration only. Call Robert Flanagan for information on the program (304)856-3866. School tours may be scheduled in the winter months, but those tours are limited to a mazimum of 30 students.