Folk School: Broom Making Class
Jun
3
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Broom Making Class

Discover the art and beauty of hand-made brooms! At this introductory hand-on workshop, we’ll guide you through the history, techniques, tools and equipment of broom making. You’ll learn the interesting history of our broom house and its collection of nineteenth-century broom making equipment.

No experience necessary and everyone will leave the class with a completed broom. You will gain knowledge and confidence to explore the world of hand-crafted brooms. leave the class with a completed broom. Please wear closed toe shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Ann Smith
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 8 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ
Jun
4
4:00 pm16:00

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ

  • Furnace Town

Come enjoy the sound of Bluegrass, local craft beer, and delicious BBQ at the Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ at historic Furnace Town.

The Americana Music Series at Furnace Town showcases a variety of Americana style music with its roots in country, Celtic, folk and bluegrass.

Carrying on the legacy of traditional straight ahead bluegrass we welcome to the stage for our first performance of our four concert series Spring Grass with young artists Keagan Justice, Colton Kerchner, Frankie Nanna, along with Mickey Justice and Steve Quillen.

Enjoy cold crisp local craft brew provided by Dogfish Head Brewery and hot delicious BBQ while you watch the show!

Sunday, June 4 from 5pm-7pm; doors open at 4pm.
Adults: $15
Children (under 16): $7.50

Ample parking is available across from Furnace Town. Please take the walkway from the parking lot to the Visitor Center and on to the show.

Your support is vital to keeping history alive at Furnace Town, a 19th century historic village set in the beautiful Pocomoke Forest. 

We'll see you June 4th!

For directions click HERE.

Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Warren Mansion Tours

  • Furnace Town

Welcome to "The Forest"

Enjoy a Wine and Cheese reception at the Warren Mansion followed by a guided tour of this unique and captivating home - built by early twentieth-century artist Frank Algernon Warren who named the home "The Forest". Learn the fascinating history of the mansion and how and why the Warren family moved to Snow Hill.

Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: $55/pp

Call (410) 632-2032 to purchase tickets.

www.frankawarren.com

Folk School: Printing Class
Jun
10
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Richard Prout
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 8 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Jun
10
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Archaeology Dig

Discover the rich history of Furnace Town on a public archaeology dig. We have several sites that still provide clues to what life was like at Furnace Town over 170 years ago. Pottery, pieces of glass bottles, nails, charcoal, slag, and more are waiting to be found!

We can accommodate up to eight people ages 8 and above.

Materials: Included
Instructor: Patrick Rofe
Cost: $15/pp

Jun
10
10:30 am10:30

Warren Mansion Tours

  • Furnace Town

The House that Frank Built

Join us as we lead you on a tour of the Warren mansion and learn how it became the unique Spanish villa nestled in the Pocomoke Forest. The tour will guide you inside and outside the mansion where you will learn about the unique architectural design and construction techniques used to build this amazing 25-room early twentieth-century mansion. 

Time: 10:30am to Noon
Cost: $40/pp

Call (410) 632-2032 to purchase tickets.

www.frankawarren.com

Jun
10
2:30 pm14:30

Warren Mansion Tours

  • Furnace Town

The Art of the Mansion

Stroll through the Warren Mansion and admire the collection acquired by the Warren family as well as the works of Frank Algernon Warren - who was listed in Who’s Who in American Art throughout the 1920’s. Mr. Warren’s artwork is rarely exhibited and this tour provides a unique opportunity to see not only Mr. Warren’s art, but also the home and surrounding area that influenced his work.

Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $40/pp

Call (410) 632-2032 to purchase tickets.

www.frankawarren.com

Jun
11
1:00 pm13:00

Warren Mansion Tours

  • Furnace Town

Frank Algernon Warren: Bigger Than Life

Frank Algernon Warren,  early twentieth century artist, eccentric, and local celebrity spent more than 30 years in Worcester County crafting an amazing legacy of art, architecture and creativity - and now you can explore his home. An amazing opportunity to tour the Warren Mansion with Frank Warren III. Learn family lore, visit the family cemetery, and walk the rooms of the family mansion and learn how one man impacted the life and culture of our region.

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cost: $40/pp

Call (410) 632-2032 to purchase tickets.

www.frankawarren.com

Jun
11
3:00 pm15:00

Warren Mansion Tours

Frank Algernon Warren: Bigger Than Life

Frank Algernon Warren,  early twentieth century artist, eccentric, and local celebrity spent more than 30 years in Worcester County crafting an amazing legacy of art, architecture and creativity - and now you can explore his home. An amazing opportunity to tour the Warren Mansion with Frank Warren III. Learn family lore, visit the family cemetery, and walk the rooms of the family mansion and learn how one man impacted the life and culture of our region.

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cost: $40/pp

Call (410) 632-2032 to purchase tickets.

www.frankawarren.com

Gospel Day
Jun
11
3:00 pm15:00

Gospel Day

Come out to Furnace Town for an afternoon of fellowship and great gospel music. Performances in both the Old Nazareth Church and under the pavilion. Light refreshments provided.

Cost: $5

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse
Jun
17
10:30 am10:30

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse

Bring the family to Furnace Town and take a seat in the Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse for children’s storytelling time. We’ll tell a children’s story, share the history of Furnace Town and talk about what life was like for children in the nineteenth century.

10:30am – Noon
Ages: 3 and up
Cost: Regular Admission 

Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

  • Furnace Town

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

Guided Tour
Jun
24
10:30 am10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and tour our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Regular Admission

Folk School: Weaving Class
Jun
24
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Weaving Class

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class. This four hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You’ll learn how to plan a project, read a draft, choose appropriate materials, and finish your project.

All participants will make their own penny rug to take home. No prior skills required.

Instructor: Grace Tartaglia
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

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Folk School: Broom Making Class
Jul
1
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Broom Making Class

Discover the art and beauty of hand-made brooms! At this introductory hand-on workshop, we’ll guide you through the history, techniques, tools and equipment of broom making. You’ll learn the interesting history of our broom house and its collection of nineteenth-century broom making equipment.

No experience necessary and everyone will leave the class with a completed broom. You will gain knowledge and confidence to explore the world of hand-crafted brooms. leave the class with a completed broom. Please wear closed toe shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Ann Smith
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ
Jul
2
4:00 pm16:00

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ

  • Furnace Town

Join us the Fourth of July weekend for the Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ at Furnace Town.

The Americana Music Series at Furnace Town showcases a variety of  Americana style music with its roots in country, Celtic, folk and bluegrass.

The second performance in our four concert brings to the stage No Spare Time with its hard driving style of 3rd Generation Bluegrass featuring musicians Gary Bates, Mickey Justice, Larry Lynch, Wes Parks, and Gary Weber.

Enjoy cold crisp local craft brew provided by Big Oyster Brewery and hot delicious BBQ while you watch the show.

Sunday, July 2 from 5pm-7pm; doors open at 4pm.
Adults: $15
Children (under 16): $7.50

Ample parking is available across from Furnace Town. Please take the walkway from the parking lot to the Visitor Center and on to the show.

Your support is vital to keeping history alive at Furnace Town, a 19th-century historic village set in the beautiful Pocomoke Forest. 

We'll see you July 2nd!

For directions click HERE.

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Folk School: Archaeology Dig
Jul
8
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Archaeology Dig

Discover the rich history of Furnace Town on a public archaeology dig. We have several sites that still provide clues to what life was like at Furnace Town over 170 years ago. Pottery, pieces of glass bottles, nails, charcoal, slag, and more are waiting to be found!

We can accommodate up to eight people ages 8 and above.

Materials: Included
Instructor: Patrick Rofe
Cost: $15/pp

Folk School: Printing Class
Jul
8
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Richard Prout
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse
Jul
15
10:30 am10:30

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse

Bring the family to Furnace Town and take a seat in the Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse for children’s storytelling time. We’ll tell a children’s story, share the history of Furnace Town and talk about what life was like for children in the nineteenth century.

10:30am – Noon
Ages: 3 and up
Cost: Regular Admission

Jul
21
Jul 23

Civil War Encampment

Step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of a Civil War Encampment at Furnace Town. The Sons of Confederate Veterans and soldier re-enactors will set up camp in the village the weekend of July 21-23. 
 
You can walk through the soldier’s campsites and see soldiers readying for battle. You’ll see what life was like for a soldier with cooking demonstrations, soldiers mustering and drills, and you’ll learn about the Civil War and the role the Eastern Shore of Maryland played in the war.
 
Visitors can also tour our historic nineteenth-century village with its collection of nineteenth-century buildings and authentic artifacts, or stop and visit with our artisans in the in the blacksmith shop, broom house, weave house, spin house, schoolhouse, print shop, and woodshop.
 
Purchase handmade goods from our artisans and merchants in the Gift Shop. Choose from soaps, brooms, rugs, jams, honey, toys, and gifts.
 
Admission: $10
Children (under 16): $5

Guided Tour
Jul
22
10:30 am10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and tour our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Regular Admission

Folk School: Weaving Class
Jul
22
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Weaving Class

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class. This four hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You’ll learn how to plan a project, read a draft, choose appropriate materials, and finish your project.

All participants will make their own penny rug to take home. No prior skills required.

Instructor: Grace Tartaglia
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm

Age: 16 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

  • Furnace Town

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill.

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest.

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

Folk School: Broom Making Class
Aug
5
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Broom Making Class

Discover the art and beauty of hand-made brooms! At this introductory hand-on workshop, we’ll guide you through the history, techniques, tools and equipment of broom making. You’ll learn the interesting history of our broom house and its collection of nineteenth-century broom making equipment.

No experience necessary and everyone will leave the class with a completed broom. You will gain knowledge and confidence to explore the world of hand-crafted brooms. leave the class with a completed broom. Please wear closed toe shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Ann Smith
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Celtic, Brew & BBQ
Aug
6
4:00 pm16:00

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Celtic, Brew & BBQ

  • Furnace Town

The third performance of the Americana Music Series will take you on an adventure from the musical halls of Belfast, Ireland to the mountains of Appalachia.

Join Keagan Justice, Mickey Justice, Dave Kohut, and Mike O’Laughlin, The Fellow Travelers, on a journey as they explore the musical bridge between the British Isles and Appalachia. 

Enjoy cold crisp local craft brew provided by Third Wave Brewery and hot delicious BBQ while you watch the show. 

Sunday, August 6 from 5pm-7pm; doors open 4pm.
Adults: $15
Children (under 16): $7.50

Ample parking is available across from Furnace Town. Please take the walkway from the parking lot to the Visitor Center and on to the show.

Your support is vital to keeping history alive at Furnace Town, a 19th century historic village set in the beautiful Pocomoke Forest. 

We'll see you August 6th!

For directions click HERE.

Folk School: Archaeology Dig
Aug
12
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Archaeology Dig

Discover the rich history of Furnace Town on a public archaeology dig. We have several sites that still provide clues to what life was like at Furnace Town over 170 years ago. Pottery, pieces of glass bottles, nails, charcoal, slag, and more are waiting to be found!

We can accommodate up to eight people ages 8 and above.

Materials: Included
Instructor: Patrick Rofe
Cost: $15/pp

Folk School: Printing Class
Aug
12
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Richard Prout
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 8 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse
Aug
19
10:30 am10:30

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse

Bring the family to Furnace Town and take a seat in the Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse for children’s storytelling time. We’ll tell a children’s story, share the history of Furnace Town and talk about what life was like for children in the nineteenth century.

10:30am – Noon
Ages: 3 and up
Cost: Regular Admission

Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Aug
25
8:00 pm20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

  • Furnace Town

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

Guided Tour
Aug
26
10:30 am10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and tour our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Regular Admission

Folk School: Weaving Class
Aug
26
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Weaving Class

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class. This four hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You’ll learn how to plan a project, read a draft, choose appropriate materials, and finish your project.

All participants will make their own penny rug to take home. No prior skills required.

Instructor: Grace Tartaglia
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided

Fee: $50

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Country, Brew & BBQ
Aug
27
4:00 pm16:00

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Country, Brew & BBQ

  • Furnace Town

Last chance for Bluegrass, Country, Brew & BBQ.

The final performance of the Americana Music Series will feature musicians Dan Caton, Keagan Justice, Mickey Justice, Jon Simmons, and Todd Smith.

Get ready to have a rip roaring good time as they cross genres of Western Swing, Swing standards, blues and more. Don’t miss it. 

Enjoy cold crisp local craft brew provided by Fin City Brewing Co. and hot delicious BBQ while you watch the show.

Sunday, August 27 from 5pm-7pm; doors open 4pm
Adults: $15
Children (under 16): $7.50

Ample parking is available across from Furnace Town. Please take the walkway from the parking lot to the Visitor Center and on to the show.

Your support is vital to keeping history alive at Furnace Town, a 19th century historic village set in the beautiful Pocomoke Forest. 

We'll see you August 27th!

For directions click HERE.

Folk School: Archaeology Dig
Sep
9
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Archaeology Dig

Discover the rich history of Furnace Town on a public archaeology dig. We have several sites that still provide clues to what life was like at Furnace Town over 170 years ago. Pottery, pieces of glass bottles, nails, charcoal, slag, and more are waiting to be found!

We can accommodate up to eight people ages 8 and above.

Materials: Included
Instructor: Patrick Rofe
Cost: $15/pp

Folk School: Printing Class
Sep
9
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Richard Prout
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 8 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Folk School: Broom Making Class
Sep
16
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Broom Making Class

Discover the art and beauty of hand-made brooms! At this introductory hand-on workshop, we’ll guide you through the history, techniques, tools and equipment of broom making. You’ll learn the interesting history of our broom house and its collection of nineteenth-century broom making equipment.

No experience necessary and everyone will leave the class with a completed broom. You will gain knowledge and confidence to explore the world of hand-crafted brooms. leave the class with a completed broom. Please wear closed toe shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Ann Smith
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 8 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Sep
22
8:00 pm20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

Guided Tour
Sep
23
10:30 am10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and tour our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Regular Admission

Folk School: Weaving Class
Sep
23
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Weaving Class

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class. This four hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You’ll learn how to plan a project, read a draft, choose appropriate materials, and finish your project.

All participants will make their own penny rug to take home. No prior skills required.

Instructor: Grace Tartaglia
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided

Fee: $50

Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Oct
27
8:00 pm20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

  • Furnace Town

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.


Folk School: Introduction to Weaving
May
27
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Introduction to Weaving

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class. This three hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You’ll learn how to plan a project, read a draft, choose appropriate materials, and finish your project.

All participants will make their own penny rug to take home. No prior skills required.

Instructor: Grace Tartaglia

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3 hours)
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Guided Tour
May
27
10:30 am10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived at Furnace Town. And maybe hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Regular Admission

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse
May
20
10:30 am10:30

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse

Bring the family to Furnace Town and take a seat in the Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse for children’s storytelling time. We’ll tell a children’s story, share the history of Furnace Town and talk about what life was like for children in the nineteenth century.

10:30am – Noon
Ages: 3 and up
Regular Admission 

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest
May
20
8:00 am08:00

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest

Citizen Science at Furnace Town! Come birding with us in the Pocomoke Forest and help us gather data for the eBird program created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. We’ll walk the trails around Furnace Town to see and hear the birds of the forest, and hopefully add a few species to your Life List.

Cost: FREE!
 

May
19
7:30 pm19:30

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

  • Furnace Town

Join Mindie Burgoyne and a paranormal investigator for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

Guided Nature Walk
May
13
10:30 am10:30

Guided Nature Walk

Walk the trails around Furnace Town and learn about how the area has changed since Furnace Town was a thriving village. There are many interesting and endemic species of flora and fauna that we might find. The trails are all well-groomed, so the walk is not strenuous. Depending on where we to, the walk could be anywhere from one-half to three miles. Please wear outdoor clothing, sun block, and bring bug repellant.

Time: 10:30am – 12:30am (it could go longer depending on the group and what we find)
Difficulty: Easy
Regular Admission

Folk School: Printing Class
May
13
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.

 

Instructor: Richard Prout

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3 hours)
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Iron Furnace Fifty
May
13
7:00 am07:00

Iron Furnace Fifty

  • Furnace Town

2017 Iron Furnace Fifty Fun Ride

It's a Flat, Fast and Fun bike ride through the beautiful rural Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland!

50K, 50 Mile, and 100K routes on rural Maryland roads among woods and farms. Lunch and drinks provided, including beer for adults!

FREE ice-cream cone from a working dairy all of the routes!

Early Registration until March 15: $50
Advanced Registration March 16-April 30: $55
Regular Registration May 1 - May 13: $65

For more information visit: www.ironfurnacefifty.org

Folk School: Broom Making
May
6
10:30 am10:30

Folk School: Broom Making

Discover the art and beauty of hand-made brooms! At this introductory hand-on workshop, we’ll guide you through the history, techniques, tools and equipment of broom making. You’ll learn the interesting history of our broom house and its collection of nineteenth-century broom making equipment.

No experience necessary and everyone will leave the class with a completed broom. You  will gain knowledge and confidence to explore the world of hand-crafted brooms and leave the class with a completed broom. Please wear closed toe shoes. All equipment is provided.

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3 hours)
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest
May
6
8:00 am08:00

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest

Citizen science at Furnace Town! Come birding with us in the Pocomoke Forest and help us gather data for the eBird program created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. We’ll walk the trails around Furnace Town to see and hear the birds of the forest, and hopefully add a few species to your Life List.

Cost: FREE!
 

Guided Tour
Apr
29
10:30 am10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Regular Admission

Guided Nature Walk
Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

Guided Nature Walk

Walk the trails around Furnace Town and learn about how the area has changed since Furnace Town was a thriving village. There are many interesting and endemic species of flora and fauna that we might find. The trails are all well-groomed, so the walk is not strenuous. Depending on where we go, the walk could be anywhere from one-half to three miles. Please wear outdoor clothing, sun block, and bring bug repellant.

Time: 10:30am – 12:30am (it could go longer depending on the group and what we find)
Difficulty: Easy
Regular Admission

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest
Apr
22
8:00 am08:00

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest

Citizen Science at Furnace Town! Come birding with us in the Pocomoke Forest and help us gather data for the eBird program created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. We’ll walk the trails around Furnace Town to see and hear the birds of the forest, and hopefully add a few species to your Life List.

Cost: FREE!

Guided Tour
Apr
15
10:30 am10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Regular Admission

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse
Apr
15
10:30 am10:30

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse

Bring the family to Furnace Town and take a seat in the Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse for children’s storytelling time. We’ll tell a children’s story, share the history of Furnace Town and talk about what life was like for children in the nineteenth century.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Ages: 3 and up
Regular Admission 

Guided Nature Walk
Apr
8
10:30 am10:30

Guided Nature Walk

Walk the trails around Furnace Town and learn about how the area has changed since Furnace Town was a thriving village. There are many interesting and endemic species of flora and fauna that we might find. The trails are all well-groomed, so the walk is not strenuous. Depending on where we go, the walk could be anywhere from one-half to three miles. Please wear outdoor clothing, sun block, and bring bug repellant.

Time: 10:30am – 12:30am (it could go longer depending on the group and what we find)
Difficulty: Easy
Regular Admission

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest
Apr
8
8:00 am08:00

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest

Citizen Science at Furnace Town! Come birding with us in the Pocomoke Forest and help us gather data for the eBird program created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. We’ll walk the trails around Furnace Town to see and hear the birds of the forest, and hopefully add a few species to your Life List.

Guided Tour
Apr
1
10:30 am10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Regular Admission

Opening Day - Free Admission!
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Opening Day - Free Admission!

Help us kick off the 2017 season on Opening Day. Admission is FREE and all of our artisans are in the village. There is a guided tour at 10:30 where you can learn the history of Furnace Town and what life was like for the people that lived and worked in the village.

Blacksmith Guild Hammer-In
Mar
26
9:00 am09:00

Blacksmith Guild Hammer-In

  • Furnace Town

Join us for the annual Blacksmith Guild Hammer-In on March 25-26. If you want to become a blacksmith - this is a great place to start!

This year our demonstrator is Bill Clemens. Bill's been involved in blacksmithing since 1990 and served on the board of the Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA).

Bill will be demonstrating projects that are great for the beginner and advanced beginner blacksmith.

Cost: $50/pp per day

Call (410) 632-2032 to register. Or email us at info@furnacetown.org.

Blacksmith Guild Hammer-In
Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Blacksmith Guild Hammer-In

  • Furnace Town

Join us for the annual Blacksmith Guild Hammer-In March 25-26. If you want to become a blacksmith - this is a great place to start!

This year our demonstrator is Bill Clemens. Bill's been involved in blacksmithing since 1990 and served on the board of the Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA).

Bill will be demonstrating projects that are great for the beginner and advanced beginner blacksmith.

Cost: $50/pp per day

Call (410) 632-2032 to register. Or email us at info@furnacetown.org.

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest
Mar
11
8:00 am08:00

Birding: eBird in the Pocomoke Forest

Citizen Science at Furnace Town! Come birding with us in the Pocomoke Forest and help us gather data for the eBird program created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. We’ll walk the trails around Furnace Town to see and hear the birds of the forest, and hopefully add a few species to your Life List.

Oct
29
Oct 30

Ghosts of Furnace Town

  • Furnace Town

Join Furnace Town and paranormal investigators as they get into the Halloween spirit October 29th at the “Ghosts of Furnace Town.”

Oct
22
5:00 pm17:00

Flames at the Furnace

  • Furnace Town


Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction
To benefit Furnace Town Living Heritage Village

Tickets: $30 per person

Support Furnace Town and come out to enjoy a fun event and Southern BBQ dinner!
Dinner catered by Snow Hillbilly BBQ, silent and live auction, live music by Apple & Brit, wine and beer. For more information and to purchase tickets call (410) 632-2032 or buy online at Eventbrite.

By attending Flames at the Furnace, you help Furnace Town preserve the cultural heritage of our region, and share our rich history with our visitors for the benefit of future generations.

Funding for this event is in part provided by the Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
 

Archaeology Dig
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Archaeology Dig

  • Furnace Town

Join us for a public Archaeology Dig. Help us continue to uncover the story of Furnace Town. Open to ages 8 and above. Six spaces available at $15/pp. Sign up here.