Event Schedule- Spring, 2022


Sheep to Shawl Festival, Saturday, April 23, 2022, 1 – 4 pm. RAIN OR SHINE

Join us as we kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebrations for the Miller-Cory House Museum with our Sheep to Shawl Festival. Held on our historic grounds, the festival includes sheep shearing demonstrated by a master shearer using hand shears as was done in early America. Museum docents in period costume will also be demonstrating wool-related period crafts including spinning, weaving and knitting. 18th century farm tasks such as wash day and soap making will also be demonstrated and our cooks will showcase eighteenth-century colonial cuisine with authentic colonial-era open hearth cooking using period recipes and techniques. There will be a children’s craft and story
time with local author Laura Sassi who will be reading her sheep-themed picture book LITTLE EWE. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older; $4 ages 3-12 and free age 2 and younger. No reservations are necessary. The event is rain or shine and runs from 1:00 to 4:00.


From Garden to Table: Celebrating the Colonial Kitchen – May 15, 2022, 2 – 4pm

The Miller-Cory House Museum’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations continues with an exploration of the colonial kitchen from garden… to table! Visitors will learn about herbs from the garden, beekeeping, butter-making, colonial utensils and unusual kitchen gadgets and more. Cooks in period costume will showcase eighteenth-century colonial cuisine with authentic colonial-era open hearth cooking using period recipes and techniques. The grounds will be open for viewing and docents will be offering tours of the fully furnished c1740 farmhouse. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older; $4 ages 3-12 and free age 2 and younger. No reservations are necessary.

               Winter 2022 Miller-Cory Winter Programs Blurbs:
The Wonderful World of Snow Globes with Story Time and a Craft, Sunday January 30,
2022, 2 – 4 pm.
Snow globes have delighted people since the 1800’s. Enjoy a display of globes as well as a short
presentation on their history, then snuggle in for a snow-themed story time and craft. The
grounds will be open for viewing and docents will be offering “quick look” tours of the fully fur-
nished c1740 farmhouse. Our charming museum shop will also be open. Admission is $5.00 for
adults and children 13 and older, $3.00 for children ages 3 to 12 and free under age 3.
Vintage Valentines plus Story Time and Craft, Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2 – 4 pm.
Love is in the air as the Miller-Cory House Museum presents “Vintage Valentines” on February
13, 2:00 to 4:00. The writing of romantic notes and letters for St. Valentine’s Day was very pop-
ular in colonial America. By the mid-1800s, the first mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards were
sold, and an industry was born. The program features a display of vintage valentines, some dat-
ing to the 1800s, a children’s Valentine’s Day craft and story time. Our well-curated museum
shop will also be open. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 13 and older, $3.00 for chil-
dren ages 3 to 12 and free under age 3.
The Big Cheese: Cheese-Making in Early America plus Story Time and Craft, Sunday,
March 13, 2022, 2 – 4 pm.
Did you know that in 1801 President Thomas Jefferson was given a giant wheel of cheddar
cheese? Made by town folk from Cheshire, Massachusetts, the cheese weighed 1,235 pounds. It
took a wagon pulled by six horses to deliver it to the White House! Learn more about this his-
toric cheese at a special cheese-y story time with craft, then learn how cheese was made in early
America. Our cooks will also be demonstrating open hearth cooking using period recipes and
techniques. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 13 and older, $3.00 for children ages 3 to
12 and free under age 3.
Maple Sugar Sunday with Story Time and a Craft, March 27, 2022, 2 – 4 pm.
One of the seasonal tasks of farm life in colonial days was sugar making in the maple woods.
Learn about the colonial techniques of maple sugaring, how the maple sap rises and flows, how it
is collected using wooden buckets and handmade spiles, and how sugar and syrup are made from
the sap. (Please note that no tree will actually be tapped.) Program includes a maple sugar story
time and craft for the children. Our cooks will be showcasing open hearth cooking using period
recipes and techniques. The grounds will be open for viewing and docents will be offering
“quick look” tours of the fully furnished c1740 farmhouse. Admission is $5.00 for adults and
children 13 and older, $3.00 for children ages 3 to 12 and free under age 3.