International Master Gardener Conference 2011

Heritage Farm Museum and Village & Stiltner Apiary

Tour Date: Wednesday, October 12
Tour Time: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost if registered prior to June 10: $35, includes admission fees (For additional tour pricing for guests see registration information)
Cost if registered on or after June 10: $45, includes admission fees (For additional tour pricing for guests see registration information)
Activity Level: Easy – Moderate (Please see additional ADA information at the bottom of the page)

HeritageFarmMuseum-def-013 (Small) Enjoy stops at two locations to learn about farming and Appalachian heritage. This tour combines the history and heritage at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington, W.Va. with the modern techniques in bee farming in the state’s largest apiary, Stiltner Apiaries in Fort Gay, W.Va.

Begin your tour with a stop at Heritage Farm for lunch and a tour through the museums and village. Step back in time for a fun-filled, educational and relaxing experience. See life as it was in Appalachia from the 1800’s through the early 1900’s. Journey through history on a guided tour through three museums.

  • The Transportation & Mill Museum has covered wagons to early automobiles.
  • In the Progress Museum witness the dramatic changes made in the home during the 1800’s and early 1900’s.
  • In the Country Store see the daily activities of the economic center of the village.

Afterward, travel to Stiltner Apiaries to learn about modern beekeeping and current issues concerning honey bees. Discover firsthand the history of rural Appalachian life and culture and learn about today’s bee farming industry in West Virginia.

This tour is made possible by the support of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

*ADA Accessibility: Locations are ADA Accessible. Passenger vans do not have wheelchair lifts, but wheelchairs and assistive devices may be stored in rear cargo area of vans if attendees are able to mobilize into and out of the vans.

Photos published with permission of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.