SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Summer Highlights – Check back regularly
Highlights run approximately 10:00am – 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.
They are included in tour admission except as noted below.
Schedule and prices subject to change
Quilting – Wednesdays – June 21 through August 30
Bake Oven – Saturdays – June 17 – September 2

JUNE 2017

Saturday 6/17 – Summer Garden Party (10:00 – 4:00)
A day of garden tours, herb lore, cooking demo, food tastings, children’s & adult crafts.
Friend’s of Quiet Valley BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser at 4:30pm and 5:30 pm with limited seating, please call for reservations.

Saturday 6/24 – Children’s Day – A day of old fashion fun, games, crafts and activities

Saturday 6/24Civil War Encampment – 142nd PA Volunteer Infantry

Sunday 6/25Civil War Encampment – 142nd  PA Volunteer Infantry

Tuesday 6/27Wheat Weaving – Karen Wood
A centuries old craft still practiced today, wheat weaving can be intricate & beautiful

Tuesday 6/27Pennsylvania WoodMobile– Explore Pennsylvania’s forests and forest industry with this traveling interactive display by the Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Hardwood Development Council. Click here to learn more. 

JULY
Tuesday 7/4 Reading of the Declaration of Independence 12pm

Thursday 7/6 – Blacksmith Demonstration – Kat Muller
A demonstration of techniques used to craft useful & decorative items out of iron

Friday 7/7Honey Bee Highlight – Cliff Sunflower
Join Cliff and his bees as they teach you about hive life and honey production

Saturday 7/8Music in the Valley (10:00 – 5:00)
Enjoy traditional music played at various venues around the farm, children’s activities

Tuesday 7/11Laundry Day – Jillian DePete-McMahon, Janet Mishkin
See how this 19th century weekly task was made easier with “modern” inventions

Thursday 7/13Reed Basketry – Geralyn Durham
Learn about the art of basket making and when reed became a popular material to use

Friday 7/14Chair Caning – Ceal Yost
Cane work, a form of basketry, has been around for thousands of years. It became popular in Europe in the 17th & 18th centuries as a style for chair seats. Cane is the outer part of rattan.

Saturday 7/15 Rooster Run – 5K and Fun Run – 9:00 am (registration 8:00am)

Tuesday 7/18 – Pantry Staples – Salt, Sugars, Eggs and Milk – Deb DiPasquale
Learn how standard items in an 1800s kitchen pantry were used & taste some sample foods

Thursday 7/20Traditional Dyeing – Becky Costanzo
Wool will be dyed using traditional methods, with natural materials available in the 1800s

Thursday 7/27Paper Craft Day – Karen Wood, Deb DiPasquale, etc.
Enjoy learning about various types of 19th century paper crafts & try some for yourself

Thursday 7/27The Pennsylvania WoodMobile – This traveling exhibit provides information on the state’s forest resources. See how the forests of Pennsylvania have shaped the history of the state and nation. Examine samples of hardwoods and learn interesting facts about the kinds of trees early settlers would have used.

Friday 7/28Flax Day – Quiet Valley Spinners
Learn about flax and see it processed and spun into linen thread

AUGUST
Saturday 8/5Heritage Craft Day (10:00 – 4:00)
A variety of heritage craftspeople demonstrate their specialties. Hands-on opportunities

Tuesday 8/8 – Rye Straw Crafts and Demonstrations – Forsmans, B. Keiser, M. Franko
Watch these experienced craftspeople create hats and baskets using rye straw

Thursday 8/10Blacksmith Demonstration – Kat Muller

Friday 8/11Horn Work – Black Powder Accessory Making – Meg & Ed Weinhofer
A demonstration showing making of powder horns & other horn implements as well as making of leather hunting bags commonly used throughout the 1700s into the early 1800s

Tuesday 8/15Pottery Demonstration – Joan Glusiec
Watch as both thrown and tile pottery are demonstrated

Thursday 8/17Bobbin Lace Highlight – Barbara Saltern
One of several ways of making lace, as its name implies it utilizes bobbins

Friday 8/18Spinning and Weaving DayQuiet Valley Spinners & Weavers
See a variety of fibers being spun into yarn and woven into cloth on wheels and looms

Tuesday 8/22Sauerkraut Making Day – Gary Oiler
Learn about this very traditional food of the Pennsylvania Germans and how it’s made

Saturday/Sunday 8/26 & 8/27Pocono State Craft Festival – $6pp, Under 12 free
Fine Art & Crafts for sale; Historic buildings open – no regular tours, other activities

September
Saturday 9/2Farm to Table Experience – $20pp, Ages 3-10 $10
Groups go out every 20 minutes from 4pm – 6:30pm to four different locations on the farm where they learn about the featured food, then sample a tasty dish made with a locally sourced product.