WILL OPEN MARCH 16, 2019.
Our celebrated artisans are involved in the important work of reviving and perpetuating ancient technologies that are in danger of being lost. Our Craft Center provides guests with a glimpse into the historic crafts and technologies that allow the Museum to so vividly re-create the look and feel of the 17th century. Using tools, materials and craft techniques of the 1600s, Native artisans make stone, wood and sinew tools, porcupine headdresses and hand-coiled clay pots. Other artisans practice historic English trades, making reproductions of the objects that 17th-century colonists imported from England. Our joiners and cabinetmakers, potters and tailors provide the Museum’s 17th-Century English Village with its accurate material culture.