Welcome to
Hart Square Village

The nation's largest log cabin museum

Hart Square Foundation's mission is "to preserve Hart Square Village and share traditional arts and trades." We host mission-driven events year-round, offer folklife classes and K-12 educational programming, and welcome visitors Monday-Friday through our membership program.

Annual Events

Hart Square Foundation has events year-round such as the Sweet Hart Pioneer Dinner, May Day Festival, Heritage Summer Music Series, U-Pick Sunflower Farm, and Christmas in the Village.

We are committed to including the preservation of historic craft in a modern context at every event. Click here to learn more about what's coming up next.

Membership

Enjoy a 10% discount on tickets to all events, folkways classes, and gift shop merchandise. Members gain access to attend quarterly after-hours member-exclusive events and receive a monthly member e-newsletter.

Visit Hart Square Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Children 18 and under free with a member. Adult non-member guest passes can be purchased for $20 on arrival. Leashed pets are welcome.

Historic Preservation

Hart Square Foundation's purpose is to historically preserve the nation's largest log cabin museum. We do this by raising funds and partnering with knowledgeable restorationists.

Annual projects include roof replacement, termite treatment, re-daubing, and stabilization. We include local high school and college students in these projects whenever possible.

Folkways Program

Our classes and workshops offer opportunities to learn about Appalachian folklife, arts, traditions, and culture with folklife artists and practitioners across the region. 

Learning the “old ways” of art forms such as quilting, canning, banjo playing, and bobbin lace helps preserve the traditional way of doing something and informs new material culture traditions. We hope to spark a love for self-reliance and creativity.

K-5 Field Trips

During a field trip, students step back in time.  We focus on providing hands-on experiences that students can carry back to the classroom and experiences that will stay with them for a lifetime. We aim to work with artists who make most of their income on their art, craft, or trade.

Each season has a different historical and artistic focus, from pottery and music to gardening and blacksmithing.