Hart Square Foundation is responsible for the historic preservation of Hart Square Village and the conservation of traditional and regional arts. We host mission-driven events year-round, offer folklife classes and K-12 educational programming, and welcome visitors Monday through Friday through our membership program.

Community Events

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

We are committed to preservingdiversity of crafts, trades, and practices of our region in a modern context at every event. Click here to learn more about what's coming up next.


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.

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.

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.

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.