Tour Steppingstone Museum with Wade

+Shannon Rogers, the Renaissance Woodworker and proprietor of the Hand Tool School, volunteers in a pretty cool 19th century woodworking shop at the Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland (in Susquehanna State Park).

The Steppingstone Museum's mandate from its founder is to document and preserve the latter half of the 1800's. Their woodworking shop exemplifies this preservation. Though the shop mixes trades (jointer, turner, etc.) that would not have shared space at the time, the period correct tools and knowledge of the docents are amazing.

When I stopped by the Steppingstone Museum last August I was lucky enough to receive a full tour of the wood shop from Wade, the senior volunteer. This video is the tour Wade gave me. Its a bit long for an internet video, but the working knowledge and experience Wade brings to the tour is well worth it.

For more on the Steppingstone Museum you can check out their website at or reach out to Shannon. I know they're always looking for volunteers.