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The Museum and Village is open every Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm
May through the end of October.

All buildings are staffed by knowledgable costumed interpreters.

For your convenience... Pre-pay your Sunday Donation online before you come!

Would you like a Personal, Guided Tour for your group?
Sundays, May thru October: Informative tour guides make your afternoon memorable! Tours are available for groups of any age. Scouts, schools, families, friends and clubs are invited to schedule.

Facility Rentals
The 18th century style Tavern are available to rent for your own special event!

2022 Calendar of Events



Children's Doll Tea: Sunday, Jan 16, 2022, 2pm
For children ages 5-11 accompanied by their favorite doll (Pre-paid Reservation required).

Weaving with a Floor loom: Jan 29-30
This hands-on class will introduce you to the pleasure of weaving with a floor loom. Pre-paid Registration required.

History Lecture: Wednesday, Feb 23, 7-8pm
Lecture presentation, "The American-French Alliance" (Pre-paid Reservation required)

Weaving Classes: March 5 & 19
Taught by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild, these hands-on class will introduce you to the delights of weaving with a multi-harness table loom. Pre-paid Registration required.

Orientation for New Interpreters: March 27,2022 1:00-3:30 pm
Welcome orientation for new volunteer interpreters. Registration required.

The Museum opens for the 2022 season on Sunday, May 1, 1-4 pm
All buildings are staffed by knowledgable, costumed interpreters. The Museum is open every Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm, through the end of October.

May Day: Sunday, May 1, 1-4 pm
May Day activies and a concert of historic music to celebrate spring! (admission charged)

Friendship Day! Sunday, May 15, 1-4 pm
This is our day to welcome you to the Museum free of charge! Visiting demonstrators and vendors join us.


Spinning Class: June 4, 9am - 4pm
Taught by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild, this hands-on class will introduce you to the creative pleasure of spinning with a spinning wheel. Pre-paid Registration required

Frontier Skills: Natural Dyeing to achieve Green, June 5, 1-4 pm
Green was a suprisingly elusive color when using natural dyes. Join our skilled dyers as they work their magic. (admission charged)

Adventures in Pioneer Living: June 20-24
Adventures in Pioneer Living, a week long day camp for children ages 8 thru 13. Children choose to experience life as an Indian or a Pioneer in the Depreciation Lands during the year 1792. Learn the skills, lore, and foods of early life in our area.
Pre-paid registration is required.

Celebrate Independence Day with us on July 3 !
Join the Villagers of Talley Cavey as we celebrate the birthday of our new nation. (admission charged)

Hygiene Day: Sunday, Aug 28, 1-4pm
A day of good clean fun in the 18th Century! (admission charged)

Harvest Day: Sunday, Sept 25, 1-4pm
Summer is ending and it is time to prepare for the cold months ahead. (admission charged)

Hydref! Saturday, October 1, 11am-4pm
The Hydref, the Museum's Fall Festival. The Museum comes alive with re-enactors, demonstrators, crafts people, food, music and children's activities. Come to Hydref and step back in time! (admission charged)

Lantern Tours: Saturday, October 22, 6-10:00pm
Lantern Tours at the Museum. A quiet, family oriented, historical alternative to Halloween. Pre-paid tickets required

Beggar's Day, Sunday, October 30, 1-4pm
This last Sunday to visit the museum for the season offers old fashioned Halloween "Begging" for all costumed children.

Sunday, October 30, 1-4pm
Last Sunday to visit for the season. Check this website for special events and classes throughout the winter!


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