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
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 6/24 – Civil War Encampment – 142nd PA Volunteer Infantry
Sunday 6/25 – Civil War Encampment – 142nd PA Volunteer Infantry
Tuesday 6/27 – Wheat Weaving – Karen Wood
A centuries old craft still practiced today, wheat weaving can be intricate & beautiful
Tuesday 6/27 – Pennsylvania 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.
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 7/7 – Honey Bee Highlight – Cliff Sunflower
Join Cliff and his bees as they teach you about hive life and honey production
Saturday 7/8 – Music in the Valley (10:00 – 5:00)
Enjoy traditional music played at various venues around the farm, children’s activities
Tuesday 7/11 – Laundry Day – Jillian DePete-McMahon, Janet Mishkin
See how this 19th century weekly task was made easier with “modern” inventions
Thursday 7/13 – Reed Basketry – Geralyn Durham
Learn about the art of basket making and when reed became a popular material to use
Friday 7/14 – Chair 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 7/20 – Traditional Dyeing – Becky Costanzo
Wool will be dyed using traditional methods, with natural materials available in the 1800s
Thursday 7/27 – Paper Craft Day – Karen Wood, Deb DiPasquale, etc.
Enjoy learning about various types of 19th century paper crafts & try some for yourself
Thursday 7/27 – The 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 7/28 – Flax Day – Quiet Valley Spinners
Learn about flax and see it processed and spun into linen thread
Saturday 8/5 – Heritage 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 8/10 – Blacksmith Demonstration – Kat Muller
Friday 8/11 – Horn 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 8/15 – Pottery Demonstration – Joan Glusiec
Watch as both thrown and tile pottery are demonstrated
Thursday 8/17 – Bobbin Lace Highlight – Barbara Saltern
One of several ways of making lace, as its name implies it utilizes bobbins
Friday 8/18 – Spinning and Weaving Day – Quiet Valley Spinners & Weavers
See a variety of fibers being spun into yarn and woven into cloth on wheels and looms
Tuesday 8/22 – Sauerkraut Making Day – Gary Oiler
Learn about this very traditional food of the Pennsylvania Germans and how it’s made
Saturday/Sunday 8/26 & 8/27 – Pocono State Craft Festival – $6pp, Under 12 free
Fine Art & Crafts for sale; Historic buildings open – no regular tours, other activities
Saturday 9/2 – Farm 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.