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Adult & Family Workshops

Learn timeless skills with the help of experts at GCV&M!

Join us at GCV&M for classes ranging from historic cooking to woodworking, and more! Experts at the Museum guide class participants (both on-site and virtually) to explore new hobbies and skills, and give a taste of life in the 19th century! 

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Fermentation 101 Workshop

Learn the art of fermentation! Saturday, June 1 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn the centuries-old techniques of preserving fruits and vegetables with gut-healthy

Coffee & Doughnuts Workshop

Can you imagine a better combo? Saturday, June 8 | 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn how to roast your own coffee and fry your

Yarn Dyeing Workshop

Unravel a new skill! Experience the beauty of plants by using them to create colorful, vibrant dyes! Participants will learn the basics of dyeing (including

Cheesemaking Workshop

One of our most popular workshops Sunday, August 18 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of cheesemaking in one of our 19th-century

A woman in historic costume pulling a piece of fiber between her hands.

Wool Spinning Workshop

Learn 19th-century spinning methods! Sunday, August 25 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn the basics of spinning wool, a timeless skill that New Yorkers

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