Heritage Village Guilds

We are excited to offer a variety of guilds that represent many apects of our village. The guilds are open to all members. If you are interested in joinining a guild or would like more information, please call the office at 607-937-5281.

Backyard Beekeeping

This new guild is going to cover the ins and outs of keeping bees. It will meet monthly and cover various topics. Back yard bee keeping seems to be growing in popularity throughout the world, especially with the many problems occurring with hive die off.

Hearth Cooking

Our cooks meet every Friday in January, February, and March. The guild selects historic recipes and cooks them over our historic hearth in the Patterson Inn. One of the best perks about this is after slaving over a hot hearth- we then enjoy a delicious lunch!


The woodworkong guild meets monthly in the Joiner's shop. Please contact the office if you are interested in joining. 607-937-5281

Heirloom Gardening

The Heirloom gardening Guild is looking for a few good men or women to join us in learning about Heirloom gardening and do actual hands on work in our gardens. We will be meeting every first Thursday this spring.


As you thin out your perennial beds this spring, keep the Inn in mind. Give us a call if you have some plants (especially shade loving ones) to donate. You can reach us at 607-937-5281 to donate or sign up for the guild. If you didn’t make it to the first meeting, please don’t let that discourage you,  you can join anytime!



Two, fee based, introductory classes or a predetermined level of competency is required before joining the blacksmith guild. (classes are scheduled from April 1st to November 15th). We will be working on various projects from beginner through intermediate levels.


We will work on various projects for the museum, for example: historic children's outfits for children to try on throughout the museum grounds.

The quilting guild meets monthly. This guild works on various projects to sell and raffle for the museum. Many different quilting patterns are explored.