Entering the gates of the Heritage Village, visitors will be taken back to 18th Century life. Interact with craftspeople and merchants. Discuss the “latest” scientific discoveries of the late 1700s. Have a conversation with historical figures. Take in a performance by dancers, musicians, and entertainers. There is something for all ages in the Chestertown Tea Party Festival Heritage Village. Have fun and learn history at the same time. Be sure to visit the Heritage Village on the Courthouse Green on Saturday of the festival from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Demonstrators in the Heritage Village Include:
For Woodness Sake – Hand crafted, domestic wooden ware and utensils for kitchen, garden, and textile work.
Brittingham Farms – Lavender and Leicester Longwool heritage breed sheep
Joan Betzold – Basket Weaver
Brian Keith – Rope Maker
Thistledown Fiber Guild – spinners, weavers, and bobbin lace makers displaying the tools and techniques of the 1700s.
Ladie Amy’s Fine Sewing & Sutlery – Hand sewn clothing of the 18th century
Heart to Hearth Cookery – Food and cooking demonstrations from Native Americans through Colonial Times
Dean Howarth – The Natural Philosopher discusses the scientific discoveries of the 16th to 18th centuries
More demonstrators added frequently!