Programs At Hanford Mills Museum

Family Saturdays

butter tub machine and girls fbCome enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids.  Take a kid-focused guided tour of the Mill’s historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop, and see how water powers the mill and its century-old machines.

August 10: Music at the Mill.

Dave Ruch will perform in a fun Family Concert at 1 pm.

All ages will delight in seeing and learning about Dave’s banjo, guitar, jaw harp, bones, spoons and more while enjoying some great participatory songs performed on each.

Expect singalongs, movement songs, laughter, guessing games……some audience members may even be invited on stage to join in the fun with Dave!

A professional musician and educator based in Buffalo NY, Dave Ruch gives hundreds of concerts and workshops each year for schools, libraries, music festivals, historical societies, museums and community events both at home and abroad.

In addition to the Family Concert, there will be a variety of hands-on activities for kids offered 10-4, plus guided tours and demonstrations in the historic water-powered Mill. Be sure to stop in to the Learning Lab, which has a variety blocks, gears, and circuits for kids to build and explore.

A Family Concert at 1 pm is part of the Free Family Saturday on August 10.

On Family Saturdays, up to two adults will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a child under 18. Children aged 13-18 will be admitted free of charge as well. Children 12 and under always receive free admission to the Museum, even for special events like Independence Day Celebration, the Antique Engine Jamboree and the Woodsmen’s Festival.

Free Family Saturdays are funded in part with a grant from Stewart’s Holiday Match.

Hanford Mills Museum is located at 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith, NY 13757. Get directions