Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Quiet Valley, a 501(c)(3) non-profit education corporation has been dedicated to preserving the rich history of America’s early farming families through educational programs, special events and summer tours just outside Lehigh Valley, Pa. since 1963.
Guides in period clothing recreate the life of the original Pennsylvania German farm family who lived here from the late 1760s to 1913. Watch family members going about tasks typical on an 1800s farm.
The original farm house has been preserved including the cellar kitchen which was the family’s first home. Here you can see how meals are prepared in the open fireplace and what our ancestors used for lighting and every day utensils. In the granddaddy cabin flax and wool produced on the farm is spun into yarn and then woven into cloth on a floor loom.
In the original 1850s barn you can visit the animals and see demonstrations of farm equipment that would have been common at that time. By the 1890s the house had an addition added which included a Victorian parlor and a new kitchen with a wood-burning cook stove.
Summer at Quiet Valley is a busy time with daily presentations of various traditional skills and crafts. There are special demonstrations called Summer Highlights scheduled that include everything from pottery to oak split basket making.
There are three main events each year:
- Farm Animal Frolics – Memorial Day weekend & previous weekend
- Harvest Festival – Columbus Day weekend
- Old Time Christmas – First two weekends in December
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is open to the public beginning the third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday. Tours are given daily Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The farm is closed Mondays except for Labor Day.
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