The Conococheague Institute’s 2014 Farm Life 1820s Festival at Rock Hill Farm

 

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The Conococheague Institute will present an interactive look at Pennsylvania farm life in the 1820s  on Aug. 16 and 17 at the historic Rock Hill Farm.

On-going programming throughout the weekend will allow visitors to 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 early 19th century cooking and preparing a family meal.
  • Converse with a Farmer to learn about what it took to run a farm in the 1820′s 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.
  • See a Pennsylvania Long Rifle and learn about game hunting in the 1820s
  • Learn about traveling ministers of Early America
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