Our celebrated artisans are involved in the important work of reviving and perpetuating ancient technologies that are in danger of being lost. Our Craft Center provides guests with a glimpse into the historic crafts and technologies that allow the Museum to so vividly re-create the look and feel of the 17th century. Using tools, materials and craft techniques of the 1600s, Native artisans make stone, wood and sinew tools, porcupine headdresses and hand-coiled clay pots. Other artisans practice historic English trades, making reproductions of the objects that 17th-century colonists imported from England. Our joiners and cabinetmakers, potters and tailors provide the Museum’s 17th-Century English Village with its accurate material culture.