On his two hundred acres of land near Hickory, Robert Hart has the largest collection of historically restored cabins in the nation. There are seventy structures that date from 1782 to 1873 in the reconstructed village. Each building is furnished according to its use. Hart has collected the cabins from all over the state. For the past twenty years, the Harts have opened their village for one day in October. Around 200 volunteer artisans demonstrate period techniques of flax breaking and hacking, herb dyeing, shingle riving, and others, to the more than 3,000 visitors.