Family Program
Meet the Makers:
Bartering in Colonial Times

Saturday, April 17, 2021

9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,  2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m.

$30 Private Group (up to 6 people)

Join a Colonial shoemaker and the owner of a general store and learn how people in early America bartered for the household objects they needed to survive. See how they made shoes, tin-punch lanterns, iron nails and so much more in this 45-minute experience, followed by a Q&A conversation with our expert educators.

Each 45-minute session is reserved for a private family group with up to 6 people. All guests 3 and older are required to wear face coverings during the program. This program is held partially outdoors and is hosted in an authentic, Colonial-era Log House that is not climate-controlled. Please dress appropriately.

Registration for this program is required. Tickets allow discounted admission to the Mercer Museum ($10 Adult/$5 Youth, based on availability). Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

A virtual version of this program is available here.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

10:00 a.m. SOLD OUT
2:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
3:00 p.m. SOLD OUT


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