Rural Heritage Museum Upcoming Events:

 

April 12- Garden Activity with the Master Gardeners
Saturday, April 12- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Late frost protection for early vegetables”; Four Square Kid's in the Garden Activity- “It’s all about the seeds!”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “Are you Spring cleaning?  Housecleaning and disinfecting with herbs” 

May 10- Garden Activity with the Master Gardeners and Artisan Bread Baking
Saturday, May 10- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Companion planting with your vegetables”; Four Square Kid's in the Garden Activity- “Mother’s Day Garden Tea”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “How to Recognize Native Medicinal Herb Plants, Shrubs and Trees” 
Saturday, May 10- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Outdoor artisan bread baking in our wood fired oven by the RHM bread guild.  Stop by and watch the bread guild at work and learn some techniques.  There are details below on reserving your loaf. 

June 14- Garden Activity with the Master Gardeners and Artisan Bread Baking
Saturday, June 14- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Container vegetable gardening and tomato problem solving”; Four Square Kid's in the Garden Activity- “Scavenger Hunt”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “Weeds - Really?  Weeds that grow around us that herbalists use”
Saturday, June 14- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Outdoor artisan bread baking in our wood fired oven by the RHM bread guild.  Stop by and watch the bread guild at work and learn some techniques. There are details below on reserving your loaf. 

July 12- Garden Activity with the Master Gardeners
Saturday, July 12- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Succession vegetable planting and what’s bugging you in the garden”; Four Square Kid's in the Garden Activity- “Don’t bug me”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “Tussie Mussie’s- bouquets that have meanings”

August 9- Garden Activity with the Master Gardeners and Artisan Bread Baking
Saturday, August 9- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Watering effectively; rain barrels; dealing with drought”; Four Square Kid's in the Garden Activity- “Watering the garden in 1850- thumb pot”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “Herbal recipes that are good for you”
Saturday, August 9- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Outdoor artisan bread baking in our wood fired oven by the RHM bread guild.  Stop by and watch the bread guild at work and learn some techniques.  There are details below on reserving your loaf. 

August 23- Heritage Spudfest- 12th Annual
Saturday, August 23- During the 12th Annual Spudfest, families will have the opportunity to experience our Rural Heritage first-hand. 
10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.- Buildings open including Village and Farmstead
10:00a.m.-10:45a.m.- “Potato pickin” registration- children must register to participate and qualify for a prize
10:30a.m.-2:30p.m.- Kitchen open with a special potato menu for sale
11:00a.m.- “Potato Pickin”- Children can “get dirty” in the potato patch by picking up our potato crop after watching a horse-drawn plow uncover them.  Prizes are awarded to the children, in age groups, for finding certain potatoes. 
12:00p.m.-2:30p.m.- Children’s Activities with 4-H Youth Development
11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Activity- ”Taste of the Garden”; Four Square Kid's in the Garden Activity- “Edible plants and flowers”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “Herbal recipes that are good for you”
11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Outdoor artisan bread baking in our wood fired oven by the RHM bread guild.  Stop by and watch the bread guild at work and learn some techniques.  There are details below on reserving your loaf. 

September 13- Garden Activity with the Master Gardeners and Artisan Bread Baking
Saturday, September 13- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Using a cold frame and winter cover crops”; Four Square Kid's in the Garden Activity- “Sunflowers; bulbs; herbs”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “Specialty Herb Gardens- Discover different themed herb gardens for everyone”
Saturday, September 13- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Outdoor artisan bread baking in our wood fired oven by the RHM bread guild.  Stop by and watch the bread guild at work and learn some techniques.  There are details below on reserving your loaf. 

October 18- Heritage Fest and Children’s Day- 5th Annual Living History Day
Saturday, October 18- During Heritage Fest and Children’s Day, families will have the opportunity to experience what rural life was like in the mid 1800’s with demonstrators and activities. 
11:00a.m.-3:00p.m.- Buildings open including Village and Farmstead with demonstrators and activities; Children’s Activities with 4-H Youth Development
11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Education- ” Soil testing and amending garden soil; using a compost”; Four Square Kid's in the Garden Activity- “Harvest happenings and crafts”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “Medical diagnosis through Herbs- A reenactment of a patient in the 19th Century”
11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Outdoor artisan bread baking in our wood fired oven by the RHM bread guild.  Stop by and watch the bread guild at work and learn some techniques. There are details below on reserving your loaf. 

November 8- Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser with the Washington County Agricultural Education Center- more information and tickets available after 10/1/14

December 5Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight- Children’s Frolic
Friday, December 5- 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight, Children’s Frolic.  Cost $10 per family, $5 single.  Enjoy an evening by candlelight, visiting each of our Village buildings, listening to storytellers, learning holiday customs, singing along with caroling, and warming by the hearth in the cabin as you celebrate the season. 

December 6- Holiday Open House- 11th Annual
Saturday, December 6- 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.  Visit Santa Claus in an authentic sleigh for picture taking opportunities; Children’s workshop and craft area with 4-H Youth Development; Special Holiday decorations; Punch and cookies served; Artisan bread tasting.   

 

All dates, times, and costs are subject to change.

*All Master Gardener events are subject to weather.  They reserve the right to cancel events immediately before scheduled start time. 

 

The Rural Heritage Museum is always open
Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm and weekdays by
appointment.  Groups are welcome and
encouraged by appointment.