If you cannot come to the farm, let Quiet Valley come visit you! A great way to get your hands on history, these offsite programs cover a variety of topics related to life on an early Pennsylvania-German farm and are available year round. Adaptable to all ages and abilities. Prices determined by number of participants and mileage traveled. Additional cost for craft supplies may apply.
Costs for all Outreach Programs:
Up to 25 people – $100 plus mileage
26 – 50 people – $150 plus mileage
51 – 75 people – $200 plus mileage
76 – 100 people – $225 plus mileage
Over 100 people – $250 plus mileage
Craft supplies can be provided for an additional fee.
Pennsylvania German Celebrations and Superstitions
When the Pennsylvania Germans came to America, they brought their customs and traditions with them. This hour-long talk will cover their calendar from New Year’s Day to Christmas and participants will learn about common agricultural superstitions and how these impacted the daily life of the people. You may be surprised to discover how many Pennsylvania German traditions we still celebrate today!
Campfire Cooking Workshop
Everything old is new again, and this is particularly true when you cook your meal over a fire. Methods of fire cooking have not changed much over the centuries and, with practice, you will be able to cook your own meals. All participants will make a complete meal following instructions from the workshop leaders. This workshop is great for campgrounds and other camp groups who would want to try their skills at cooking outdoors. Cost for this workshop is $15 per person plus mileage to and from your location.
Lighting Throughout the Ages
Participants explore how people lit their homes prior to the invention of the electric light.
Food Preservation – From Salt to Canning Jars
Participants explore how people preserved food prior to refrigerators and freezers.
Just For Nice
Early settlers were hard working, but still found time to create beautiful handcrafts. Learn about different forms of folk art.
Pennsylvania Trees and Their Uses
Settlers used the different kinds of trees that they found in Pennsylvania’s forests. Learn about trees and wood.
Our farm animals can travel too!
Henrietta the Hen – Program runs 1 to 1¼ hour
Henrietta the Hen will visit your school and help students learn about farm life in the olden days. The students will hear an original story about farm children and find out what a day was like for them. There will be related activities, games and a chance to meet a live chicken.
Pennsylvania academic standards: Science 3.3
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Weekdays – November 1 to mid March
Kindergarten & 1st Grade
$5 per person (if more than 25 in group – $1.60 additional per person)
Minimum: $180.00 plus mileage @ current Federal reimbursement rate ($.58 as of 1/1/19)
Limited Travel Area
Molly the Sheep – Program runs 1 to 1½ hours
Molly the Sheep will come visit you. Students have an opportunity to card wool, spin and weave as they learn the story of making cloth. They will also have a chance to interact with a live sheep and learn all about Molly and why she is important on the farm.
Pennsylvania academic standards: Art 9.2, Science 3.3
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Weekdays – November, January, February, March, early April
Grades 1 and up
$6.00 per person