Customs & Culture

Programs that cover a wide range of subjects that don’t fit neatly into any of the other categories.

Dining at Downton: A Trial by Fork

Ever wonder what Carson knows about setting a table or what recipes Mrs. Patmore’s menu book contains? Come explore the complexities of a Downton Abbey dinner.

Life In Service at Downton Abbey

Enter the world behind the baize door at Downton Abbey and learn about the people who kept the great houses running, from Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes, who commanded the world downstairs, all the way down to Daisy, the lowly kitchen maid.


I Do: Marriage Customs Throughout the Ages

The simple stealing of women to get a mate eventually evolved into the often complex rituals of marriage. Come walk down the marriage aisle and learn where many of our most-cherished customs originated.

Heroes in the Sky: Greek Myths of the Constellations

Come take an adventure through the heavens as Tames brings to life the stories of how the heroes of Ancient Greece became immortalized in the constellations we view today.


What Do the Simple Folk Do?

English Country Song and Dance For Everyone.This is a participatory program for all ages, where the singing of rousing rounds and dancing a simple country dance combined with historical fact and storytelling give an experience of how the common folk entertained themselves throughout most of history.

A Pioneer Christmas: Traditions Across America

Ever wonder where some of our Christmas traditions come from? In the spirit of Little House on the Prairie, come explore the Christmas traditions the pioneers brought with them during the time of the great westward expansion.