The Village is continually expanding its commitment to bring to life the craft and handiwork of bygone eras in Maine. We are a museum that treasures how people, families, communities, villages and industries have grown over the years. We believe that to understand today and tomorrow, looking back teaches us how to move forward.
Unless challenging weather forces artisans and guests inside, the artisans work in the open-air programs from 10 am to 4 pm. Many artisans offer their products for sale to visitors.
The Village realizes its vision and mission through the continuing support of many Maine foundations, including the Davis Family Foundation and the Belvedere Handcrafts Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.
We are a “living museum” and we drive ongoing outreach to existing and new area artists, craftsmen and women, and historical experts. Our artisans sign on for more than seasons; they plan to showcase their knowledge, talents and wares at the Village for years. Many look forward to seeing you this year … and in years to come.
Anne Alexander, Wood & Stone Carving
Jaime Wing, Woodblock Printing
Jim Kearney, Blacksmithing
Rebecca Townsend, Rug Twining
Susan Perrine, Weaving
Vi Eastman, Lacemaking