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.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.

This year we have some exciting changes! 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 on Thursday afternoon! In addition we have moved the workshops to the morning and moved group activities to the afternoons since its hard sometimes for families with little ones to stay the whole day.

We have also changed the age groups for the children from previous years. They are now 6-8 years old, 9-12 years old, 13 to adult.

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 and everything to help you get started.  We highly recommend that everyone reads this. Click here for: Things You Need to Know 

We also have a map of the farm, a copy of which will be provided at the registration table for the event. Farm map 2018

The price of classes are based on the age of student.  The price for students ages 6-8 years old are $7 per class, ages 9-12 years old are $10 per class, ages 13-adults is $15 per class. Some classes do carry an additional materials fee.

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 here: Bios of Workshop Leaders

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.   Click here for our complete list of this years workshops! Workshop Listings 2018 2

Registration begins 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. Please also let us know if you or your child will be ordering lunch. Specific orders for lunch will be taken after registration is completed. Registration closes April 2nd. 

Here is a quick look at the classes that were offered in 2018

Ages 13-Adult

Session One- Thursday 

Finding Historical Clues in Buildings (9 spaces available)

Blacksmithing (This class is filled)

Session Two-Thursday

Fraktur (4 spaces available)

Pennsylvania Unit Study (adults only, 16 spaces available)

Session One-Friday

Outdoor Cooking (13 spaces available)

Introduction to Orienteering (8 spaces available)

Session Two-Friday

Bookbinding (8 spaces available)

Medicinal Herbs (4 spaces available)

Workshop List Ages 9-12

Session One-Thursday

Outdoor Cooking (this workshop is full)

Paper Marbling (4 spaces available)

Bread and Butter Making (this workshop is full)

Session Two-Thursday

Penn’s Woods: Trees and Their Uses (4 spaces available)

Healthy Water (9 spaces available)

Ghost Stories and Superstitions (3 spaces available)

Victorian Tea Party (this workshop is full)

Session Three-Thursday

Wildlife: Friend or Foe (3 spaces available)

Creating your own Weather Station (this workshop is full)

Becoming a French and Indian War Soldier (4 spaces available)

Session Four-Thursday

Cornerball and Other Games

Session One-Friday

Simple Sewing (9 spaces available)

Needle Felting (1 spaces available)

Soap Making (5 spaces available)

Whittling (this workshop is closed)

Session Two-Friday

Pretzel and Lemonade Making (This workshop is full)

Introduction to Knitting (1 spaces available)

Leatherworking (5 spaces available)

Session Three-Friday

Outdoor Cooking (3 spaces available)

Fun with Map and Compass (this workshop is filled)

Becoming a Civil War Drummer Boy (11 spaces available)

Session Four-Friday

Scavenger Hunt (Unlimited spaces, additional cost $5)

Workshop Listing Ages 6-8

Session One-Thursday

Simple Machines (this workshop is filled)

Animal Tracks (this workshop is filled)

Introduction to Braiding (this workshop is filled)

Session Two-Thursday

Simple Toy Making (8 spaces available)

Plants-Friend or Foe? (9 spaces available)

Paper Marbling (this class is filled)

Cookie Baking (3 spaces available)

Session Three-Thursday

Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits (this workshop is filled)

Corn Cob Dolls (6 spaces available)

Cookie Baking (5 spaces available)

Dress-Up Tea Party (4 spaces available)

Session Four-Thursday

Recess Games (unlimited)

Session One-Friday

Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits (2 spaces available)

Henrietta the Hen (10 spaces available)

Biscuit and Butter Making (this workshop is filled)

Session Two-Friday

Wet Felting (1 spaces available)

Pottery (this workshop is filled)

Dress-Up Tea Party (7 spaces available)

Session Three-Friday

Pretzel and Lemonade Making (this workshop is filled)

Three Sister Planting (7 spaces available)

Soap Making (5 spaces available)

Session Four-Friday 

Scavenger Hunt (unlimited spaces, additional cost $5)

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