Rural Heritage Museum Upcoming Events:

Thanks to everyone who attended our Spudfest on August 23.  We look forward to seeing all of our Friends next year in August for the annual event! 


September 13- Garden Activity with the Master Gardeners
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”; Medicinal Garden Topic- “Specialty Herb Gardens- Discover different themed herb gardens for everyone”

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, activities 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. 

To reserve a loaf of bread during one of the Artisan Bread Bakings, please email two days before the scheduled baking date.  All bread orders must be paid for by 12pm on the day of baking or the reserved loaf will not be held. 


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