Levin Cartwright, first owner of the
property in 1837, portrayed by Dick Hummel, welcomes & orients the classes.
New session in 2013 included Spinning and Weaving by Myrna
Madigan and the Life of a Civil War Soldier by Randy and Sam Jackson.
Sessions on historic archaeology and
"reading the house" were presented in past years by Bailey Young & Nora Pat Small.
Open Hearth Cooking - Kathy Hummel,
Cheryl Hawker, Holly Glosser and Joyce St. Michael teach
the class how to make Johnny cake on the
hearth. Below right, the Johnny cake baking on the hearth.
The Broom Dance - The person with the broom hands the broom to one
"suitor" and sachets down the line with the other. The person
left with the broom then chooses between the next
"suitors." Music was provided by Jerry Ellis, Karen Jennings, Jim Parsley
and Pat Sorrell..
Games of Graces - A common and
popular game of the 19th century teaches gracefulness