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.
Summer Garden Party is sponsored in part by a PA Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.

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 Co. G

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

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 2017
Tuesday 7/4 Reading of the Declaration of Independence 12pm

Thursday 7/6 – Blacksmith Demonstration – Kat Muller
A demonstration of techniques used to craft both practical & 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, jam session at 3:30
Music in the Valley is sponsored in part by a PA Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.

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 (10:30-2:30)
Learn how standard items in an 1800s kitchen pantry were used & taste a sample food

Thursday 7/20 – Blacksmith Demonstration – Kat Muller
A demonstration of techniques used to craft both practical & decorative items out of iron

Tuesday 7/25 – One Room School – The Three “R”s – Bonnie Scott
Spend some time in the one room school with schoolmarm Miss Heller as she takes you through your lessons. See what the classroom was like in 1893. You may be surprised at the comprehensive subjects covered in a class that contained 1st through 8th graders.

Wednesday 7/26 – Traditional Dyeing – Becky Costanzo
Wool will be dyed using traditional methods, with natural materials available in the 1800s

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

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

Saturday 7/29Iron Smelting – Katherine Muller and Will Urban
Iron smelting is the process of producing iron from ore.  Ore, charcoal, and flux are added to a furnace and reduced to an iron bloom. This iron smelt is part of a series of experimental research projects exploring the historic and prehistoric techniques of producing iron. 

Saturday 8/5Heritage Craft Day (10:00 – 4:00)
A variety of heritage craftspeople demonstrate their specialties. Black Smithing, Hay Fork Making, Weaving, Wheat Weaving, Tatting and Basket Making are just some of the crafts to be presented. This event offers hands-on opportunities for adults and a special children’s Make or Take area. Members of the Pocono Chapter of the PA Gourd Society and the Pocono Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will be attending. Crafts subject to change.
Heritage Craft Day is sponsored in part by a PA Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.

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

Thursday 8/10Blacksmith Demonstration – Kat Muller
A demonstration of techniques used to craft both practical & decorative items out of iron

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, creating both useful crockery and decorative pieces

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

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
Sponsored by Pocono Arts Council, Pocono Chapter of PA Guild of Craftsmen and Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. 10am – 5pm both days. Fine Art & Crafts for sale; Historic buildings open – no regular tours, other activities

September 2017
Saturday 9/2Farm to Table Experience – Adults $20, 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 that area’s featured food, then sample a tasty dish made with a locally sourced product.

Chair Caning