19th Century Days

“19th Century Days – A Day in the Life”
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Looking Forward to 2018!
Save the Dates – April 12th and 13th 2018

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on February 1st.

For two days, over 150 students ages 6-18 have the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of a 19th century homestead.  Each day offers a selection of workshops in the morning, a raffle for fun and educational prizes, and an afternoon of interactive games.  Each of these workshops offer unique, hands-on opportunities for children to engage in learning beyond the classroom.  There are over 25 different workshops focused on activities such as small and large animals husbandry to wool processing and beyond.  Each workshop is designed to meet the new Pennsylvania STEAM-based educational curriculum guidelines.

Workshops for 13 years old and older are open to adults as well! We will also have a class to help homeschool parents teach about Pennsylvania and its history! If your children attend a traditional school, check with the school’s policy; many schools allow for students to be taken out of school for education beyond the classroom.

Workshop lists, the list of presenters and their bios, as well as things you need to know are all here!

Things You Need to Know 

This printable PDF contains all of the information about how to register for the program, the prices, and everything to help you get started.  We highly recommend that everyone reads this. Click here for: Things You Need to Know

Bios of Workshop Leaders

Find out more about the instructors who will be teaching the classes.  Each instructor has supplied a brief description of their background. The bios for the instructors are coming soon!

Workshop 2018

Workshops can fill up very quickly because many offerings have a limited number of students they can take.  We recommend you plan early and select 2 or 3 back up choices. Our 2018 workshops will be posted on January 25th!  

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on February 1st 2018! Registrations will be taken by phone or in person. (That’s different from last year, so please keep the change in mind.) Registration is complete only when payment is received. Payment by PayPal, credit card or debit card is recommended.  When you call to register please let us know if you and your child are interested in taking the scavenger hunt on Friday ($5 per student). Please also let us know if your child will be ordering lunch. Specific orders for lunch will be taken after registration is completed. Registration closes April 2nd. 

Classes that were offered in 2017 

Ages 14-18

Session One- Thursday 

Fireplace Cooking

Large Animal Husbandry

Session Two-Thursday

Spinning and Weaving


Finding Historical Clues in Buildings

Session Three-Friday

Bobbin Lace Making

Mosses, Ferns, Fungi, Linchen

Session Four-Friday


Small Animal Husbandry

Large Animal Husbandry

Ages 6-13

Activities List

Thursday Farm Tour

Friday Scavenger Hunt

Workshop List Ages 10-13

Session One-Thursday

Small Animal Husbandry

Fireplace Cooking


Bird Watching 101

Session Two-Thursday

Quilting Basics

Candlemaking and Lighting

Wool Dyeing

Session Three-Friday



Large Animal Husbandry

Egg Etching

Session Four Friday

Introduction to Spinning and Weaving



Session Five


Beginning Tinsmithing

Peg Making using a Schnitzelbank

Workshop Listing Ages 6-9

Session One-Thursday

Storytelling and Theater

Pretzel Making


Making Musical Instruments

Session Two Thursday

Into the Woods

Simple Toy Making

Recess Games

One Room Schoolhouse

Session Three-Friday


Small Animal Husbandry


Corn Cob Dolls

Session Four-Friday

Molly the Sheep Makes a Shawl

Easy Gardening


Session Five-Friday

Recess Games

Cookie Baking

Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits

To enhance the experience, participants are encouraged to come in period dress, but it is not mandatory. Lunches will be available to order from Subway, or you may bring your own. There are a limited number of spots available each day, so make your reservation early. For more information call 570-992-6161, 570-992-9587 or 570-402- 0562