A variety of artisans come to work at the Museum to bring to life the craft and handiwork of bygone eras in Maine. Visitors have the opportunity to observe artists as they work, to touch instruments, tools, and objects—and to ask questions.
The open-air programs run from 10 am to 4 pm allowing visitors of all ages to watch the artists work and perhaps make a purchase directly from the artisan.
Jim Kearney, Blacksmith – Every Wednesday during our season.
Ed Lutjens, Master Cooper – Tuesday July 11.
Rebecca Townsend, Rug Twiner – Wednesdays June 21, July 19, Aug 9, Sept 6, Oct 4.
Danielle Gerber, Metalsmith – Thursdays June 15, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12.
Vi Eastman, Lacemaker – Tuesday June 6, Thursday July 20, Saturday Sept 30.
Anne Alexander, Woodcarver – Tuesday July 18, and Wednesdays July 19, Sept 6, 13, 20, 27.
Coopering class Tuesday August 29. More information TBA.
Soapstone carving class Monday July 17. Click here for more information.
Barn Frame Loom Restoration Project
Three weavers, Priscilla May Alden, Wendy Bellows, and Ursula Smith, are restoring and warping this beautiful Barn Frame Loom. They will be weaving on this loom throughout the season. For more information click here.
Artisans interested in learning more about participating in the Artisan Days program can contact Kathy Goldner, Director of Education & Curator.