October 14: Woodsmen’s Exploration Day 10am-4pm

This Exploration Day will celebrate wood products and processing as we highlight the importance of trees and forests as economic resources. It’s also the last weekend of the museum’s 2023 season, which ends after October 15.

You will be able to see water-powered machine demonstrations in the mill that show wood processing from logs to finished products. On-site exhibitors will showcase various ways they work with wood. Highlights will include historic coopering demonstrations by Bob Allers and lumberjack skill demonstrations by the SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmen Club. The Learning Lab will be open with a variety of activities especially for kids.

Hillside Honey and Farm Products will sell items including raw honey, jam and jelly, eggs, and beeswax candles and lip balm. Gilson’s Native American Crafts will return to the museum to sell their jewelry, beadwork, and other Native American crafts made from natural materials. Helen’s Little Kitchen food truck will be on site throughout the day.  In addition, you are more than welcome to enjoy our picnic tables.  Feel free to bring your own lunch and snacks. Intelligent Green Solutions will be there to talk about solar power for homes and businesses.

During the Exploration Day, stop by the Catskill Mountain Speak-Out House to contribute your story to the Living Archive Project! The Speak-Out House is a mobile sound booth that provides a private space amidst the festivities for you to record your reflections about life in the Northern Catskills. Prompts will be provided to inspire and guide your storytelling journey. The collected recordings will be added to the Living Archive, a project of Roxbury Arts Group in collaboration with Delhi-based multimedia artist Christina Hunt Wood.

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