Historic Eastfield is a recreated early American village, and home to the Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops.
Eastfield Village is not a museum; there are no ropes or glassed-off exhibits. Founder Don Carpentier collected the more than twenty buildings and their contents to serve as a laboratory, allowing Workshop participants the opportunity to study, handle and utilize thousands of architectural elements, tools and typical artifacts of the late 18th-early 19th century.
Eastfield Village, and the Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops, are the life work of a true renaissance man. Ever since he moved the first building, a blacksmith's shop, into his father's "east field" in 1971, Don Carpentier has dedicated himself to mastering the skills and preserving the tools and artifacts of the crafts and trades people who built the country.