Kick-off GCV&M's 2018 season on Opening Day May 12, or bring mom for an extra special Mother's Day on May 13. Join us as we celebrate the role of mothers throughout history. Watch the village come alive with springtime activities that will shower mom with love and affection! Don't miss chocolate-making demonstrations, American Heritage Chocolate tastings and wine/beer pairs both days! Members FREE! Mothers FREE on Mother's Day.
Chat with our knowledgeable costumed interpreters who keep the hearth fires burning, the heirloom gardens flourishing, and the livestock tended. You’ll hear the clanging of the blacksmith’s hammer, smell the aroma of fresh baked treats and truly experience life in the 19th-century. Interpreters — including master cooks and craftsman — will be demonstrating their talents all day!
Mother's Day Festivities focus on two very important facets on 19th- century culture: fashion and chocolate! All mothers are admitted FREE on Mother's Day!
For women in the 19th-century, there was an appropriate outfit or mode of dress for each occasion. Experience 100 years of changing women's and children's fashions as modeled by our local families. Join us at 1pm on Sunday in the Exhibition Hall for our historic fashion show!