Interpretation

Touching the Past

 

Artisans dressed in period clothing work in and around the historic buildings, using equipment and tools that date to the 1800's. Each artisan describes to visitors the role his or her craft played in the historic community.

The artisans preserve our history and culture in a way that draws people in and gives them a literal way of touching the past. It provides our visitors a direct connection to social values and customs of our ancestors. The artisans and their unique presentation of our cultural heritage helps us better understand previous generations and strengthens the connection to our shared past.