Fourth Annual

 

Founder’s Day
Celebration

 

Saturday, Sept. 22
11:00 – 4:00

 

$20, pay at the gate
(children free!)

 

Celebrating the Life & Legacy of
Donald Carpentier (1951-2014)

 

Join us for Historic Eastfield Village’s Annual Open House!

 

Tour the Village’s collection of more than 20 Historic Structures
and their Furnishings, dating from 1789-1840

 

Master Craftsmen will be plying their trades:
PRINTER, TINSMITH, BLACKSMITH, HISTORIC LIGHTING,
TIMBER FRAMER, POTTER, SCISSOR ARTIST,
FLAX WORKERS, WEAVER, CLOCKMAKER & more!

 

1830’s Militia drilling & firing demonstrations,
“Punch & Judy” puppet show, 19th C. Magician, Music & Dancing,
“Shape-Note” Singers, Miniature Hot Air Balloons & more!

 

“Ploughman’s Lunch,” Tea & Treats,
Antiques & Handcrafted items, all available for purchase

 

Support Historic Eastfield Foundation’s
chief Fundraising Event!

 

Historic Eastfield Village, 104 Mud Pond Road, East Nassau, NY 12062

 

For more info: EastfieldVillage@gmail.com


 

 

About Eastfield

 

Historic Eastfield Village is the campus for the Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops, a nationally renowned program of lectures, symposia and hands-on classes. The Village itself is not a museum; there are no ropes or glassed-off exhibits. Founder Don Carpentier collected the more than twenty buildings and their contents to serve as a laboratory, allowing Workshop participants the opportunity to study, handle and utilize thousands of architectural elements, tools and typical artifacts of the late 18th-early 19th century.


 

Studying here is meant to be an immersion experience. Students and teachers live in the Village during their courses, experiencing first-hand the daily lives and work of the tradesmen of the pre-industrial age.


 

The experts and master craftsmen who comprise the faculty are leaders in their fields, and the Annual Series of Workshops maintains the highest educational standards. Students are a mixture of novices, whose interests may be their own old houses, and museum or industry professionals, who are looking to expand their specific skills. This combination offers a dynamic opportunity to share and learn.


 

Mission

 

Eastfield Village was painstakingly assembled by one of the foremost preservation arts experts, Don Carpentier. It is the campus for the Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops, a nationally renowned program of lectures, symposia and hands-on classes.


The not-for-profit Historic Eastfield Foundation was established to ensure that Don Carpentier's passion and vision are carried on into the future.


The purposes of the Foundation as set forth in its constitution are exclusively educational in nature:

 

  1. To train men and women in a range of early American trades and historic preservation skills;
  2.  

  3. To encourage crafts persons and preservationists in their efforts to save the technology of the past;
  4.  

  5. To produce publications, specifically a periodical and single-subject publications, and prescriptive audio-video materials, and symposia for both the general public and a professional audience;
  6.  

  7. To develop a collection and library appropriate to early arts and trades and historic preservation;
  8.  

  9. To develop a long-term plan for continuing the goals and purposes of the Foundation;
  10.  

  11. To maintain facilities necessary to further the Foundation's educational objectives.



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