Hand-made, historical brooms hanging from the porch of the Village Country Store


The Junior Apprentice Program

The Junior Apprentice Program educates students, ages 11-13, on life in the early 1800s by exposing them to the trades, crafts and heritage of the period. Applicants choose a primary craft that they will learn on each of the four days of their session. Apprentices work alongside Village artisans to learn a 19th c. trade or craft.

While at Historic Cold Spring Village, all apprentices will be required to wear 19th century period clothing, supplied by HCSV. Selection for participation in the program is competitive and the number of available slots is limited. Applicants must be able to show that they have attained a B average or better during the preceding school year. They are also required to write a brief essay and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher (home schooled applicants may submit a letter of recommendation from a non-related adult). Applicant’s family must also be members of Historic Cold Spring Village.

For an application or further information, please contact Jim Stephens at (609) 898-2300, ext. 17 or via e-mail at jstephens@hcsv.org