GUILDS are special interest groups that operate under the umbrella of the N.V. Historical Society. We offer these guilds to our members:
Blacksmith Guild -- This group’s primary mission is to collect, preserve, and exhibit tools, skills, and traditions of the blacksmith and his trade. As one of their past projects, the guild produced hand-forged hardware and hinges for the Herrick Barn.
Contact Doug Dayger at (607) 669-4489 or
Black Powder Guild --
“Old Hickory Long Guns”
Whether you own a flintlock, percussion, or side-lock, there is something for you at our Black Powder Guild!
Our “Black Powder Only” & Primitive Archery range is open to guild members at the Bement-Billings Farmstead every Wed. afternoon from April until October.
For more info on weekly shoots, contact Bob Waite:
(215) 688-0614, email@example.com .
For more info on Public Shoots, contact Joe Cavanaugh:
Shuttles & Spindles Guild -- This guild is dedicated to spinning, weaving, and textile arts. In the past they have done a variety of projects including rug braiding, bronze powder stenciling, indigo dyeing, tape weaving, and cardboard loom weaving.
Contact Denise Tarbox at (607) 642-5568 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooking/Guides Guild -- Join this guild to learn more about open hearth cooking techniques and food history. Volunteers provide tours for the public and for school groups that are regularly scheduled in the spring, summer, and fall. They have workshops for cooking, guide training and costuming; speakers; trips; and social events.
For tours: Jane Fischer (607) 862-4602 or Jefisch@mindspring.com