2022 Schedule of Events

Conservators' Holiday -- May 16 - 20

Join us for our volunteer week, when members gather to work on various maintenance and creative endeavors at all 3 of our sites. A pitch-in dinner and a field trip to a regional historic site are also part of the week.

Hay Days -- May 21 & 22

Join us at the Thiebaud Farmstead on Saturday from 10 until 4, or Sunday from noon until 4 for a glimpse in country living c. 1860.  Hay press, trade, and hearth cooking demonstrations, along with music and dance throughout the day.

State Historic Marker Dedication -- May 21 - Time TBA

Marker dedication in conjunction with Hay Days on Saturday, May 21.

Back to Basics Day Camp -- June 13 - 17

Morning and afternoon sessions at the Thiebaud Farmstead for 8 to 10 year olds include period crafts, old fashioned games, hearth cooking, map and hiking skills.  Registration required, and begins May 1.  Cost is $25/child.

International Museums Weekend - Ham Radio Event -- June 18 & 19

Ham radio set up at the museum, 8 - 4.

Archaeology Day -- September 17

*Venue change* Join an archaeologist and geologist at the Museum to have your artifacts identified.  Other activities and demonstrations are being planned. A general meeting and talk with special guest Jack Blosser will begin at 3:00.

All Hallows Eve -- October 22

*Venue change* Visit the Museum for "A Night at the Museum" between 5 and 8 for the legends, storytelling, witches dance, crafts, and treats in an a family friendly event.  Start your evening at Musee de Venoge from 1 - 5.

A Country Christmas -- December 10

Christmases of the past are celebrated from 10 until 4 at the Thiebaud Farmstead and Musee de Venoge.


While all events, with the exception of the Back to Basics Day Camp, are free, your donations are appreciated.

Hay Days

Saturday, May 21 - 10am to 4pm

Sunday, May 22 - noon to 4pm

Visit the Thiebaud Farmstead and experience a hay press in operation, blacksmith, and hearth cooking demonstrations, heirloom gardens, period music, and period trades, all c. 1860.

All Hallows Eve

Saturday, October 22 -  5 ~ 8 pm
1800s Halloween at the Thiebaud Farmstead with fun and games for the entire family.

Country Christmas

December 10th - 10 am ~ 4 pm

Truly a special day at the Thiebaud Farmstead and Musee de Venoge where Christmases of the past are warmly celebrated.


from past Chautauqua events


from past Hay Days / Rural Heritage Tours


from past All Hallows Eve


from past Country Christmas events

Hands on Workshops

In 2019, we offered a "Back to Basics" course for children ages 8 to 11.  It returns this year from June 13th thru the 17that the Thiebaud Farmstead.  Activities will be structured around outdoor skills, etiquette, botanical fun, pottery, and demonstrations.   $25 per child.  Space is limited. Registration begins May 1.  Click here to see photos from the 2019 classes.

Adult classes involving archaeology, bats and bat houses, and herbs are still in the planning stages.  Stay tuned for updated info on these classes.

Contact the museum for more information or to sign up for the workshops.