Summer Fun 101: Heritage Farm Museum & Village | Jun 29, 2017
Eyewitness News is letting you know what fun summer activities your family can get involved in with our Summer Fun 101 series. Huntington's Heritage Farm Museum and Village takes visitors back in time to experience what life was like for our Appalachian ancestors.
Heritage Farm to host Summer Festival, featuring homemade ice cream, July 1 | Jun 27, 2017
Take a step back in time with a classic American tradition at Heritage Farm Museum and Village, which will host an ice cream social as part of its annual Summer Festival on Saturday, July 1. "A lot of local people have company visiting from out of town, and what's better than homemade ice cream?" Audy Perry, the farm's executive director, said. The homemade vanilla ice cream will be for sale in the village.
Heritage Farm donates glass furnaces to Blenko
A few months ago Audy Perry Jr., executive director of the Heritage Farm Foundation, wanted to create a partnership with Blenko Glass in Milton to benefit both entities. "Several years ago my dad, A. Michael Perry, had acquired some very old furnaces from Pilgrim Glass, which went out of business in 2002," Perry explained. "We got six pieces - four furnaces and two annealing kilns - and brought them to Heritage Farm Museum and Village. It was when the farm was getting its start. We began to use two of the furnaces and one of the annealing kilns for glassmaking demonstrations, but we were not using the other three pieces. I wanted to do something with Blenko Glass that would be good for both of us."
Heritage Farm Extends Way Back Weekends to Include Every Saturday | Mar 09, 2017
Heritage Farm Museum & Village announces today that it is extending its flagship events, “Way Back Weekends,” to include every Saturday from May to December, with a different theme celebrated every month.
Using the Past to Educate the Future | Feb 08, 2017
Heritage Farm Museum & Village connects early Appalachian settlers’ survival ingenuity and ancestral problem solving with today’s technology to empower a brighter future.
Heritage Farm’s Christmas Village offers holiday joy for entire family | Dec 01, 2016
Heritage Farm Museum & Village has been transformed by Christmas spirit for their upcoming December Way Back Weekends. On Dec. 2,3,9, & 10 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. visitors can experience a completely lit 19th century pioneer village that includes a living nativity drama, live Christmas entertainment, artisan gift market, bread oven cookies for sale with decorating options, Santa Claus, and more for only $5 all ages (2 and under free).
Heritage Farm heats things up for November Way Back Weekend | Nov 01, 2016
Heritage Farm Museum & Village will be showcasing the industries that fueled the Appalachian progress of the 19th century on November 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their Hot Fuel, Way Back Weekend. Prepare to engage all senses for demonstrations of glass making, early pioneer pottery firing, apple butter & cider making, blacksmithing, open hearth cooking and more.
Heritage Farm to represent West Virginia at White House Event | Jun 15, 2016
Heritage Farm Museum and Village’s efforts to support the national maker movement has garnered an invitation to the White House for the National Week of Making kickoff event on Friday, June 17th at 9 am. Partnering with the WV Education Alliance and Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Heritage Farm has engaged thousands of visitors in the state’s largest MakerSpace. Heritage Farm staff have been trained at a Maker “Boot Camp”, and have also hosted the “2015 WV Makes Festival” presented by Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing.
Heritage Farm to host sixth annual Cast Iron Cook-Off Way Back Weekend | Sep 27, 2016
It’s time to rekindle the fires and refresh your taste buds for Heritage Farm Museum & Village’s sixth annual Cast Iron Cook-Off, Way Back Weekend! On October 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. area chefs will face off in a regional competition to give visitors a taste of how their Appalachian ancestors used an open fire to create the finest cuisine.
“Mountain Games” Way Back Weekend event doubles as fundraiser for children’s hospital | Aug 31, 2016
This Labor Day weekend Heritage Farm Museum & Village is teaming up with a group of local nonprofits and the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation to host a special Way Back Weekend fundraiser to benefit Hoops Family Children’s Hospital.
“Stories of Appalachia” Way Back Weekend event presents famous storytellers, Hatfield & McCoy, and l | Jul 25, 2016
Heritage Farm showcases Appalachia’s unique storytelling reputation with a variety of experiences at the latest themed Way Back Weekend, “Stories of Appalachia” presented by Chapman Printing Co. and the West Virginia Humanities Council on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 from 10am-3pm
Music in the Hills, Way Back Weekend Media Day
Huntington, WV — Heritage Farm Museum & Village will host members of the media on Friday, June 3 rd from 11am-2pm for its Music in the Hills, Way Back Weekend preview. World renowned, national guitar champion Robin Kessinger will be available for all media inquiries.
First ever “Spring Break Heritage Camp” coming in March | Feb 06, 2016
Huntington, WV — Advancing its mission of inspiring an emboldened Appalachian future while providing unique, experiential learning activities for area youth, Heritage Farm Museum and Village will host the first “Spring Break Heritage Camp” for any elementary student Kindergarten through 5th grade. The 2-day, hands-on camp, will accommodate most spring break schedules allowing participants to choose from March 23 & 24th or March 30th & 31st, during the hours of 9am-4pm.
20th Anniversary Spring Festival Media Day | May 02, 2016
Huntington, WV — Heritage Farm Museum & Village will host members of the media for a special kickoff to the Way Back Weekend season. The 20th Anniversary Spring Festival Media will be hosted in the new Artisan Café between 11am-2pm on Friday, May 6th. Members of the media will be treated to a free lunch, from a brand new menu, and given full access to the MakerSpace and the Six Simple Machines Discovery Zone. All other attractions, personnel, and Spring Festival information will be available until 2pm.
Volunteer Training at Local Smithsonian Affiliate | Apr 11, 2016
Huntington, WV — Heritage Farm Museum & Village staff will train volunteers on Saturday, April 16th from 10am-Noon at the Visitor Center’s Artisan Café. Since last year, many new volunteer positions have been created with new attractions and events coming in 2016. Kicking off with the “20th Anniversary Spring Festival” on Saturday, May 7th, volunteers will be able to choose from positions that fit their interest to help further Heritage Farm’s mission as a source of hope and renewal for the Appalachian region.