Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, is a non-profit, living history museum preserving 19th century Pennsylvania German agricultural heritage. Period dressed interpreters portray descendants of Johann Depper, re-enacting daily life on the farm. Plan a visit today.
Nestled in the Pocono Mountain on 114 acres of beautiful pastures, woodlands and streams, Quiet Valley hosts all the farm animals typically found in the 1800s. Rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, a mule and Clydesdale draft horses live on the homestead. The buildings include an 1850s bank barn, the original farmhouse, a cabin, spring house, ice house, smokehouse, dry house and assorted smaller barns. Quiet Valley is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
WEEK OF JULY 25 –
Come visit the farm from 10-5 Tues-Sat and 12-5 Sun for a tour led by interpreters in period clothing to experience everyday life on a circa 1800s working farm. Admission $10 for adults $5 for children ages 3-12. The weekly highlighted craft or skill are no additional charge.
Wednesday, July 27 – The Quiet Valley quilters will be working on the Harvest Festival quilt throughout the day. Raffle tickets for this beautiful heritage craft piece are available.
Thursday, July 28th – Our potter, Joan Glusiec, will be demonstrating on the farm as a Summer Highlight This craft has been practiced for thousands of years and was a way to provide families with basic plates, cups and other types of vessels. Today the same articles are made as well as many other functional and artistic items. Come observe the throwing of some pots and maybe try your hand at this messy, but interesting and fun art form.
Saturday, July 30 – Saturday is bake oven day at the farm. See the outdoor brick bake oven in operation and try a sample of the delicious whole wheat bread made fresh that morning.
Saturday, Aug 6th -Heritage Craft Day
Enjoy the Early American crafts and skills demonstrations from 10-4pm. Try your hand at a few with fun for the whole family. Demonstrations include crafts such as Basket Making, Wheat Weaving, Bobbin Lace, Spinning and Weaving among others. A children’s area will give even the youngest an opportunity to join in. This event is included in the general tour admission and is supported in part by a PA Partners in the Arts grant.
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