19th Century Days

“19th Century Days – A Day in the Life”
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Looking Forward to 2019!
Save the Dates – April 11th and 12th

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


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.   The 2019 class listing is coming soon and will be posted on January 25th!

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 March 15th. 


2019 class list coming soon!

Here are some of the classes that were offered back in 2018.

Ages 13-Adult

Finding Historical Clues in Buildings



Pennsylvania Unit Study

Outdoor Cooking

Introduction to Orienteering


Medicinal Herbs

Workshop List Ages 9-12

Outdoor Cooking

Paper Marbling

Bread and Butter Making

Penn’s Woods: Trees and Their Uses

Healthy Water

Ghost Stories and Superstitions

Victorian Tea Party

Wildlife: Friend or Foe

Creating your own Weather Station

Becoming a French and Indian War Soldier

Cornerball and Other Games

Simple Sewing

Needle Felting

Soap Making


Pretzel and Lemonade Making

Introduction to Knitting


Fun with Map and Compass

Becoming a Civil War Drummer Boy

Workshop Listing Ages 6-8

Simple Machines

Animal Tracks

Introduction to Braiding

Simple Toy Making

Plants-Friend or Foe?

Paper Marbling

Cookie Baking

Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits

Corn Cob Dolls

Cookie Baking

Dress-Up Tea Party

Recess Games

Henrietta the Hen

Biscuit and Butter Making

Wet Felting


Dress-Up Tea Party

Pretzel and Lemonade Making

Three Sister Planting

Soap Making

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