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The Best “What I Did This Summer” stories start here!

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five apprentices as students work with an experienced Artisan to create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items.

New this year are experiential Maker-based programs that leverage the natural environment of Richmondtown and the Richmond Town archives.

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The Artisans of Historic Richmond Town

Cheyney McKnight is a living historian and material culture researcher who has focused her studies on the African-American experience in the 18th and 19th centuries, with an emphasis on the daily lives of African-American women. Cheyney was trained by the National Association of Interpretation,...
Tinsmith Artisan Annie Wickersty has been involved with Historic Richmond Town since she started as a tinsmith shop apprentice in the mid-90's. Her favorite thing about tinsmithing is the opportunity to learn about everyday life in the past through studying and making common household objects of...
Carpentry Artisan Norm Pederson has one rule in his carpentry shop: everything must be hand-crafted with tools that existed before 1860. The 1836 building is furnished as a rural shop at it would have appeared sometime before 1860. Norm crafts the typical items produced in shops like this,...