Stepping into the Past Saturday Series

Just another benefit to spending a Saturday with us!

One Saturday a month we have demonstrations and displays of traditional arts, crafts, and trades. These demonstrations are included with your regular admission unless otherwise noted.

Activities take place from 10 am-2 pm (unless otherwise noted) on the following Saturdays in 2021. All 2021 activities have been planned with the potential need to go virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Contact the museum to inquire whether an activity will be taking place in person or virtually closer to each event.

February 13th - Traditional Activities: Woodworking Demonstration   

March 13th - Folk Art: Mosaic Art Class using Glass*   


April 10th - Capturing Our Past: Children’s Painting Class*   

May 8th -  Traditional Activities: Blacksmithing Demonstration 

June 18th & 19th - Endless Yard Sale: Johnston County Endless Yard Sale   

July 10th - Local Author Book Reading - Legs Astride the World    
August 14th - Capturing Our Past: Painting Class*   

September 11th - Traditional Tying and Stringing Demonstration  

October 9th - Fabric Arts Class: Quilting - Part I*   

November 13th - Fabric Arts Class: Quilting - Part II*   

December 3rd (Friday)- Candle Light Tour: Candle light tour of the grounds, Santa’s Workshop   

December 4th - Kenly Christmas on Main: Holiday décor and activities Downtown Kenly   

*Two weeks advanced registration required, minimal fee to participate.

View and download a printable copy of the full schedule by clicking the icon below.

Stepping into the Past Program Sponsors

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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Fabric Arts Virtual Quilting Class

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