Our Mission

Our mission is “that others may learn from the past.”

Our Strategy

We will achieve our Mission through…

  • experiential and cross-generational educational programming
  • artifact rich, primary source supported exhibitions
  • dynamic community engagement offerings
  • comprehensive archival stewardship
  • cultivation of an esteemed membership
  • altruistic and service opportunities
  • heritage preservation and advocacy outreach for fading/lost folkart tradition

Our Belief


The Belief is a reflection of the Mission, in that we affirm…

  • that although visitors may arrive as our guests, they will always depart as our friends
  • that hands-on learning truly encourages retention and passion
  • that there is a deep satisfaction in crafting an object with your own hands
  • that food grown and made with patience and love tastes best
  • that we recognize our early settlers and indigenous people laid the cornerstones for many of the technologies we utilize today