Children’s Day Saturday June 25, 2016 and Civil War Encampment – Saturday June 25 – 26
Stroudsburg (PA) Quiet Valley’s Children’s Day will be held on Saturday June 25, 2016. Families will be able to enjoy a variety of old fashion games and activities like relay races, making crafts, playing with old fashion toys, partake in a horse drawn wagon ride, participate in garden-related activities and more. Tours of the historic farmstead will take place as usual. Children’s Day is included in the general admission price.
In addition there will be a Civil War Encampment June 25 – 26, also included in daily admission. The Civil War comes to life as the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. G, Re-enactors encamp at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. The 142nd portray as accurately as possible the drill and every day life of soldiers in the 1800’s. By doing this they honor those who fought and in turn give us a glimpse into local history.
The militia encampment is from 10:00 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 12PM to 4:00 PM. on Sunday. Visitors can mingle with the re-enactors, who will share information on their lives and times as well as their clothing, their articles of war, and what the daily routine was like for a Civil War combatant. The 142nd encampment is a part of Quiet Valley’s summer “Highlight” program, which are special themed demonstrations that provide an opportunity for visitors to learn more about traditional folk arts, crafts, trades skills and typical activities of the 1800s.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. At Quiet Valley history comes to life on our 19th century farmstead. School and group tours are by reservation from Labor Day until June and tours for the general public run from the third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday. Period-dressed “family” members reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German farming family who lived on the farm from the late1760s to 1913. The farm also hosts a number of special events throughout the year. For more information on the museum call (570) 992 – 6161 or visit us online at: www.quietvalley.org.