Have you taken a ceramics class and want more practice or to create your own projects at your own pace? Open studio sessions are for students who have taken at least one ceramics class at Burritt or have previous ceramic experience from another studio.
Burritt on the Mountain in collaboration with Huntsville Traditional Music Association are happy to announce the return of the Coffeehouse Series bringing monthly Coffeehouse Concerts back to the Old Country, freeing us from weather concerns and allowing a longer season. The Grasstronaughts will bring their talent to the February coffeehouse stage on Tuesday, February 28th.
A day of Open Hearth Cooking, Blacksmithing and Fires Burning throughout the Historic Park! You won’t want to miss Burritt’s Fire on the Mountain on Saturday, March 4th, from 10:00 – 3:00. Our historic cooks will transport you back to the 1800s as you see, hear, and smell their work as they prepare historic recipes over our open fires and cast-iron cook stove. In addition, our blacksmiths will be firing up the forges throughout the historic park to demonstrate this fascinating skill.
Busy on the weekend? This weekday class will focus on several basic smithing fundamentals. Using the forge, anvil, and basic hand tools you will learn to draw a taper, bend, flatten or spread, twist, and punch holes to create a set of wall hooks.
Come and join us for a three hour class learning traditional strawberry preserve making techniques. Students will be given a recipe that they can use to make homemade jam or preserves from any fruit they choose. They will also learn how to safely process their preserves in a water bath canner to ensure it is shelf stable.
In this intermediate class, students will learn the basics in how to wire wrap a cabochon in sterling silver wire to create a pendant. This class is open to anyone who has taken one of Elesa's beginner wire wrapping workshops.
Open from March 11th until Labor Day. Gather your goslings and take a gander around Burritt as you enjoy a day of family fun. Chase the clues to find our “Gertie the Goose” statues throughout the site as you hike the trails, visit our barnyard animals, explore the historic park or tour the mansion. Each statue marks a noteworthy location and fun fact. Use the fun facts to solve a puzzle as you enjoy the fashion show that Gertie puts on at each stop. Some of her clothes choices will tickle your funny bone.
Nature Rangers Spring Camp: Tales, Tails & Trails March 13th - 17th K- 5th grade 9:00 – 2:00 Extended day options available This spring break, come join us as we learn about different folk tales from around the world and close to home and meet the animals that inspired some of those stories. No camp at Burritt would be complete without a hike on our forested nature trails! Come make new friends, play games, create crafts, and enjoy the great outdoors as you can only at Burritt on the Mountain. Camp days run from 9:00 to 2:00.
Come and learn the beautiful, but simple art of quilling. After a short and easy lesson, each student will create their own personalized bunny silhouette using the colors and quilled shapes of their choice to frame and take home.
Burritt on the Mountain in collaboration with Huntsville Traditional Music Association are happy to announce the return of the Coffeehouse Series bringing monthly Coffeehouse Concerts back to the Old Country, freeing us from weather concerns and allowing a longer season. Andrew’s Legend Tuesday, March 28th Hailing from Florence, Alabama, Andrew’s Legend performs mostly Celtic Folk style tunes. Andrew Garner and his Legend (Allison and Chad Mackey) have been spreading the joy shared over music (and a pint) to everyone who’s ready to listen and sing along.
Spring Seafood Dinner with a View March 31st | Dinner Seating 6pm “Seafood can’t solve everything, but it’s a good start”. Welcome spring with a relaxing delightful seafood dinner. Unwind to the sounds of the Sandy River Ramblers. The Huntsville based group plays traditional and Celtic string music, Reels, Jigs, Waltzes and more.