Crafts Demonstrations. Heritage Day at the Barn directs the spotlight on the restored barn where a varied collection of reproductions of equipment and tools owned by Augustus Modisett, builder of the mansion house, are displayed. The Modisett farm was settled in 1807 with the Modisett family living in a double log cabin on the property until the mansion house was built in 1872. A line up of guest demonstrators will share 1800 style heritage skills including the spindle, early farming skills, weaving and spinning, and dulcimer playing. The public is invited to bring their dulcimers and psaltries and play heritage music. Open to the public. Visitors may bring lunch to eat at the barn. Lunches will also be for sale. $10.00 each plus tip.
Watch how sheep are sheared and then see the various processes involved in preparing wool including carding, spinning and weaving. A shawl will be made at the fort and raffled off on WV Day School tours are welcome on Friday. School Tours: $5.00/student; $6.00/chaperone (one free chaperone admission per each 10 students).