Quiet Valley’s Heritage Craft Day

| 30 Jul 2015 | 01:11

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will feature the 9th annual Heritage Craft Day on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrators will show traditional craft skills of the 1800s throughout the day. There will be hands-on opportunities for visitors who wish to try out some of these crafts for themselves.

Heritage Craft Day is included in the price of general admission to the farm museum. Demonstrations such as spinning, weaving, wheat weaving, rug braiding, pottery and black smithing will take place. The purpose of Heritage Craft Day is to provide a greater awareness of these historic folk crafts that were essential to everyday living in previous generations. The crafters are under tents in case of rain. The craft schedule presented is subject to change.

A discussion of traditional 19th recordkeeping methods such as diaries or journals, fracturs, photography and storytelling will take place with a demonstration of a simple bookmaking technique.

All funds raised go to support Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational corporation. Heritage Craft Day, a part of Quiet Valley’s summer “Art from the Heart” series, is supported by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.

Quiet Valley is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of rural life through learning experiences that promote the understanding and practice of traditional lifestyle skills of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Heritage Craft Day is included in the regular admission price; $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12, children two and under are free. Farm tours are available throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm is open rain or shine. Arrive by 2:45 to see all parts of the farm tour.

Quiet Valley is open to the general public in 2015 from the third Saturday in June through Sept. 7 and additional Fall Saturdays; closed Mondays except Labor Day. For more information on tours or events visit www.quietvalley.org or call the farm at 570-992-6161.