Vale, NC – Hart Square Foundation will welcome visitors to its 37th Annual Living History Festival on October 22, 2022. Experience life as it would have been in the early 1800’s as you stroll through the nation’s largest collection of historic log structures. This event will showcase traditional arts, trades, and the pioneer lifestyle in North Carolina.

On festival day, Hart Square Village will bustle with knowledgeable artisans and living historians. Hart Square has a fantastic team of 400 volunteers. Many of our craftspeople and historic demonstrators have gained regional and national acclaim for their artistry. This highly talented group volunteers their time once a year to continue a tradition of bringing Hart Square Village to life and sharing the experience of our pioneer ancestors with the public. You will witness everything from blacksmithing, to cotton baling, to tin smithing, to weaving.

Rebecca Hart, Executive Director, says, “Historic demonstration at Hart Square is passed through the generations. This event brings together our community in a beautiful intergenerational way. It is common to see three-generation family bands and to see grandparents training up grandkids in the ways of lace making, molasses making, and butter churning. Preserving knowledge and passing down tradition, that is why I love this event and hope you will join us at the 37th Annual Living History Festival.”

Tickets are available at our website for this immersive historical experience.

Hart Square Village is an open-air museum located in Vale, North Carolina, consisting of over 100 historic log structures built between 1760 and 1893. Hart Square Foundation is the non-profit organization tasked with instilling a pioneering spirit in the next generation through preserving and sharing the history and culture housed at Hart Square Village.