2017-2018 Festivals

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Medieval Festival 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

The Medieval Festival at Glencairn is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art and beliefs through a Pilgrim’s self-guided Quest, demonstrations and activities.

Demonstrations include:

  • Stained glass painting
  • Wool working
  • Manuscript illumination
  • Live music on replica instruments
  • Weaponry
  • Replica Gutenberg-style printing press

Explore the galleries on your own, and try your hand at medieval crafts. Take our cell phone audio tour, see the temporary exhibition, Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch County, and rejuvenate at the Castle Cafe.

Please note:
Demonstrations subject to change.
The elevator stops at the 1st, 5th and Tower floors only at this event. Please use the stairs while exploring galleries on all other floors.
No wheelchairs beyond the 1st floor.
No backpack-style baby carriers or strollers.
Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography allowed.

Click here to see photos from past Medieval Festivals.


Sacred Arts Festival 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

Experience religious art in the making: witness demonstrators using ink, glass, paint and music to create beautiful expressions of faith. Learn about stone carving, see the creation of a sand mandala, and more. Take our cell phone audio tour, see the temporary exhibition, Nishan Yardumian: Heavenly Visitations in the Bible, and rejuvenate at the Castle Cafe.

Please note:
Demonstrations subject to change.
The elevator stops at the 1st, 5th and Tower floors only at this event. Please use the stairs while exploring galleries on all other floors.
No wheelchairs beyond the 1st floor.
No backpack-style baby carriers or strollers.
Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography allowed.


2016-2017 Festivals

Medieval Festival 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for Members and children 3 and under.

The Medieval Festival at Glencairn is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art and beliefs through a Pilgrim’s self-guided Quest, demonstrations and activities.

Watch as J. Kenneth Leap paints and assembles stained glass windows by hand.

Learn about the art of manuscript illumination, and then see a Gutenberg-style printing press in action.

Enjoy music played on replica period instruments, and try spinning wool.

Learn about the influence of religion on medieval weaponry and cheer your favored knight in a sword battle.

Explore the galleries, take our cell phone audio tour, and rejuvenate at our Castle Café. Come in medieval costume and get a prize!

Please note: at this event the elevator stops at the 1st and 5th floors and the Tower only. Please use the stairs while exploring Glencairn Museum’s galleries on all other floors.

No wheelchairs beyond the 1st floor. No strollers or backpack-style baby carriers.

Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography.

Click here to see photos from past Medieval Festivals.


Sacred Arts Festival 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for Museum Members and children 3 and under.

Visit Glencairn Museum for our annual Sacred Arts Festival and experience religious art in the making. Witness demonstrators using ink, glass, paint and music to create beautiful expressions of faith. Learn about stone carving, see the creation of a sand mandala, take a cell phone audio tour inside and outside the building, enjoy the stunning view from Glencairn’s tower and relax in the Castle Café.

Demonstrations include:

Demonstrations subject to change.

Please note: at this event the elevator stops at the 1st and 5th floors and the Tower only. Please use the stairs while exploring Glencairn Museum’s galleries on all other floors.

No wheelchairs beyond the 1st floor. No backpack-style baby carriers.

Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography.

Click here to see photos of past Sacred Arts Festivals.