Farm Life in the 1820’s

August 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Conococheague Institute
12995 Bain Road
Mercersburg, PA 17236

This program will take visitors back to an earlier time in history of South Central Pennsylvania. Events of the weekend will center on two buildings on site: the Negley Log House (circa 1806) and the Piper Family Cabin/Blacksmith Shop (circa 1770). Visitors will explore day-to-day life in the 1820s, visit a typical home of the time and learn about the day to day lives of those early Pennsylvanians. Learn about cooking and preparing a family meal. Converse with a Farmer to learn about what it took to run a farm in the 1820s and how other businesses were developed from that farm to serve the surrounding community. Learn about the tobacco trade and discover how pipe tobacco and cigars were made. Visit with a Cabinet Maker and learn about his trade in the early 19th century.

The W.S. Hancock Society is dedicated to educating the public about the life and times of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock. Their Interpretive Branch focuses on W.S. Hancock’s formative years in the earliest years of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Food by Wenger’s Zippy Flatbread Creations (flatbread pizza, pork taco, fry pie, hot dog, salad, corn fritters, cole slaw, baked beans, pizzelles with melted chocolate and orange cream, and an assortment of soft drinks) will be available for purchase on site. $5 parking per vehicle charge at gate

Tags: farming and history.

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