December 6– 4th Annual Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight from 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
"Children's Frolic" will entertain children of all ages with 19th century family holiday preparations and celebrations throughout our Village.
During the event, learn about local customs shared in the early years by the glow of candlelight. Visit each of our Village buildings with festive activities taking place in each. Enjoy listening to storytellers, learning holiday customs, singing along with caroling, and warming by the hearth in the cabin as you celebrate the season. See traditions from early Washington County, MD settlers and period decorations. Finish off your visit with a wagon ride, and then warm up with a hot beverage in the museum building or stand around our bon-fire. Please be sure to dress warmly as you brave the cold weather
The Village by Candlelight is a rain or shine event. We look forward to seeing you. While you may not be able to warm by the bon fire if it is raining, take advantage of being inside one of our buildings (especially the Poffenberger Cabin with the hearth) or our main museum building listening to the hand-bell choir and enjoying refreshments.
Admission Cost: $10.00 per family, $5.00 single
No advance ticket sales- pay at the event
Village by Candlelight Flyer
December 7- Annual Holiday Open House from 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of your holiday season with the Rural Heritage Museum at the Holiday Open House. During the annual event, attendees can:
- Visit Santa Claus in an authentic sleigh for photo opportunities (please bring your camera)
- View special period holiday decorations
- Participate in the 4-H Youth Development Children’s workshop and craft area
- Sample artisan bread, cookies and punch
- Gift Shop with many new local artisan items for holiday gift giving
All dates, times, and costs are subject to change, please call, or visit the website to confirm prior to the event.
The Rural Heritage Museum is always open
Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm and weekdays by
appointment. Groups are welcome and
encouraged by appointment.