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

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!
 

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

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: 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

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

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!
 

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 

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

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

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

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


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.

Jun
12
2:00 pm14:00

Gospel Day

  • Furnace Town

Enjoy a day of wonderful gospel music at Furnace Town.

Admission $10.

May
14
7:30 am07:30

Iron Furnace Fifty

  • Furnace Town Living Heritage Village

An annual fundraiser for Furnace Town Living Heritage Village and the Rotary Club of Snow Hill, the fifth annual Iron Furnace Fifty is a 50-Mile Fun Ride (with 50K and 100K alternatives).

A perfect start for the 2016 bicycle season.

Starting and ending at Furnace Town Living Heritage Village, located between Snow Hill and Salisbury, the Iron Furnace Fifty bike ride passes through the most pristine and beautiful countryside on the Eastern Shore. The routes are perfect for bicycling -- they're fast and flat.

Registration is $40 prior to March 15th, $45 before April 15th, and then $50 until the morning of the ride. Each participant receives a 2016 IFF T-Shirt. (Guaranteed if registration is by 4/15).

Ride includes: Route Map with turn by turn detail, well-marked road paint, a specific Rider Number, SAG vehicle patrol, and FREE Admission to Furnace Town where a free luncheon with entertainment and complimentary beverages (beer! for adults) will be provided at the end of the ride! There are rest stops (including ice cream at Chesapeake Farms Dairy) along the Route with water, fruit, snacks and Port-a-Potties.

Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Opening Day -- FREE Admission!

Come experience history come to life!

With complimentary admission to all visitors, Opening Day is perfect to pack a picnic, put the kids in the car – even bring the dog on a leash – and come spend the day at Furnace Town. Artisans will demonstrate nineteenth-century lifestyles. Staff members will be happy to answer your questions.

We’re especially excited this Opening Day as we open the doors to our newest exhibit, the Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse.

Clean-Up Day
Mar
26
9:00 am09:00

Clean-Up Day

Come join our annual gathering to tidy up the village and get ready for opening day. Volunteers make stops throughout the campus to pick up pine cones and sticks, rake leaves, clean flower beds, sweep porches, and most important -- make the village look great! Refreshments and snacks provided. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch!

Volunteers are welcome! If you would like to volunteer for this event, just email us with "cleanup" in the subject line.

This is a great way for students to fulfill community service project hours! We look forward to seeing you!

Thanks!

Mar
20
8:30 am08:30

Blacksmith Hammer-In

  • Furnace Town

Join Patrick Quinn and the Furnace Town Blacksmiths Guild for the 2016 Hammer-In!

Day 2 of the Hammer-In is also open to beginners. This workshop accepts a maximum of 10 students who will work in pairs to forge their own rounding hammers. Each pair will get the experience of being both the blacksmith and the striker. And each student should walk away with his or her own hammer. (Students will be responsible to finish and heat treat at home.)

This workshop is a great experience for anyone interested in striking, working with top tools, and forging bigger material without a power hammer.

Cost: $30 (plus mat'ls not to exceed $15)

Mar
19
8:30 am08:30

Blacksmith Hammer-In

  • Furnace Town

Join Patrick Quinn and the Furnace Town Blacksmiths Guild for the 2016 Hammer-In!

This all-day demonstration covers the steps necessary to forge a 2.25 lb. rounding hammer. Patrick Quinn, MFA Blacksmithing, will teach proper striking technique. Open to beginners, the demo includes lunch.

This demo (and Sunday's workshop) provides great experience for anyone interested in striking, working with top tools, and forging bigger material without a power hammer.

Cost: $30