Aunt Eunice here. Quiet Valley is very excited as on June 19th Monroe County, PA moves into the Green Phase of the COVID-19 quarantine. This means we can open the gate and invite you in to visit the farm and learn about the past. Be assured we will be putting in place all social distancing measures that are needed. At this time that means staff, volunteers and visitors will be required to wear masks and stay six feet apart from other parties. There will be no more than 250 people on the farm at one time and at any one stop there will be 25 guests or less at a time.
We will be having a cautious, safety conscious opening on summer solstice, June 20th, with our Sheep to Shawl Fiber Arts Day. It runs from 10am to 3pm and admission will be $8 per adult and $4 for ages 3-12. Watch as our sheep are sheared and the spinners and weavers take one of the fleeces and create a beautiful shawl. You can visit some of the farm animals whose wool, fur and hair are typically used in the fiber arts. The outdoor brick bake oven will be operating and selling freshly baked loaves of bread as a way to raise funds for Quiet Valley.
The following weekend on June 27th & 28th will be our Quiet Valley Flea Market Day from 9am to 3pm both days. There is no admission fee for this weekend. There will be several booths where you can shop for interesting collectibles. The Friends of Quiet Valley will have their Timeless Treasures tables full of beautiful linens and unique vintage items for your shopping pleasure. Heritage crafts made by local artisans will be available for purchase in the Quiet Valley Gift Shop. The bake oven will be in operation on Saturday and you may purchase tasty loaves of bread. A delicious way to raise funds for the farm museum.
On Saturday July 4th we will officially open for the summer tour season on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from noon to 4pm. The museum grounds will be open until 5pm. The 142nd Civil War Volunteer Co. G will be encamped on the farm 7/4 -7/5. On Saturday the 4th there will also be other activities like old fashioned children’s games, one room school presentations along with loaves of bread made in the outdoor bake oven for sale. Please check out our online Calendar of Events section to see the many other activities happening in addition to our historic tours.
We are so happy to be able to open the gates even in a more limited fashion than usual. Tours will be held with COVID-19 safety adjustments in place. Please be assured we will be doing everything in our power to keep our staff, volunteers and our visitors as safe as possible. We hope to see you soon. Keep up the good work in social distancing and smart practices like hand washing and wearing masks. It is working, but we still have a way to go yet. That’s all for now. Thanks for checking in. Aunt Eunice.