Visitors welcome to try their hand: Quiet Farm demonstrations include spinning, pottery, blacksmithing, and more
Published Jul 30, 2017 at 8:00 am
(Updated Jul 25, 2017)
STROUDSBURG — Learn 19th-century skills at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, which is holding its annual Heritage Craft Day on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Demonstrations on spinning, weaving, wheat weaving, bobbin lace, horn work, pottery, and blacksmithing will provide a greater awareness of historic folk crafts essential to everyday living in previous generations. Members of the Pocono Gourd Society and the Pocono Embroiderers Guild will be in attendance.
A presentation on fiber arts and natural fibers will take place during the day.
Visitors may try out some of these crafts for themselves. There is a special children’s make and take craft area.
The crafters are under tents in case of rain.
Farm tours are available throughout the day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bake oven will be in operation. There will also be wagon rides for a small fee, weather permitting.
All events will be open, rain or shine. Arrive by 2:15 to see all parts of the farm tour.
Heritage Craft Day is part of Quiet Valley’s summer “Art from the Heart” series. It’s supported by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.
Heritage Craft Day is included in the farm’s regular admission price of $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children two and under.
All funds raised go to support Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, a non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of rural life of the 18th and 19th centuries. T
For more information visit quietvalley.org or call 570-992-6161.