Historic Crafts

Museums often preserve historic crafts that would otherwise die out. Learn more about the everyday activities of past generations!

Blacksmith’s Shop star
Blacksmithing was one of the most important trades you could learn in the 19th century. Many living history museums include a blacksmith’s shop among their exhibits.

Jack’s Livery Stables on Mackinac Island star
Experience history first-hand on an island where time stands still.

Open Hearth Cooking star
‘Tis the season for historic cooking! Learn all about what it takes to prepare a meal -- without modern kitchen appliances!

Preserving Historic Crafts star
Today quilting and knitting might be popular hobbies, but 200 years ago these skills were a necessity!

The Textile Museum star
Do you love antique textiles and contemporary fiber arts? Then next time you’re in Washington DC, check out The Textile Museum!

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