Celebrating Maine’s Craft Heritage
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.
We are a “living museum” and we drive ongoing outreach to existing and new area artists, craftsmen and women, and historical experts. Each Thursday from June 22nd to Aug 31st and the first 3 Sundays in September 10am-4pm, artisans/tradespeople will be demonstrating their crafts at the museum, all of which would have been practiced in the mid-1800s to mid-1900s. Many will also have items for sale and all are Maine based artists.
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.
2023 Featured Artisans
Anne Alexander, Wood Carving
*More artisan demonstrations will be added during the season. Please check back for more details.