Aug 23Daily Tour: Exploring Colonial Revival: Prentis and Stencil Houses
Aug 23Daily Tour: Full Steam Ahead
Aug 23Daily Tour: Highlights of In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America
Aug 23Daily Tour: Highlights of Painting a Nation: American Art at Shelburne Museum
Aug 24Daily Tour: Exploring Colonial Revival: Prentis and Stencil Houses
Aug 24Daily Tour: Full Steam Ahead
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Visitors can gain insight into America’s craft and cultural heritage at three demonstration sites: the Blacksmith Shop, Print Shop, and Weaving Shop.
Visit the Blacksmith Shop to see demonstrations of how early 20th-century blacksmiths practiced their trade. The Blacksmith Shop also houses a collection of 19th and 20th-century blacksmithing and wheelwrighting tools.
The Print Shop features letterpress printing demonstrations that highlight changes in printing technology through the 19th and mid-20th centuries. Museum printers work at a range of presses, from the manual acorn press to the automated Heidelberg press.
Visitors to the Weaving Shop can learn about the processing of wool and linen into finished cloth. Museum weavers work on spinning wheels, two barn-frame looms, and a rare 1890s Jacquard Loom.