Quiet Valley’s 2016 Summer Garden Party and Summer Tour Opening
On Saturday June 18, 2016 Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will open for their 53rd Summer Tour Season starting with their ninth annual Summer Garden Party. Visitors coming to the farm for the historic tour will experience guides portraying family members going about a typical day on a homestead in the 1800s. In addition to the tour, folks will have a chance to involve themselves in a variety of garden-related activities. Tour a typical Pennsylvania German kitchen garden, get help with garden basics, sample yummy things made with fresh herbs and vegetables and take home some recipes. At the outdoor brick oven herb breads will be baked and samples shared. This year, sign up early (by Noon) at the Bake Oven and make a small loaf yourself (one per family).
This year’s feature areas, Pottery with Joan Glusiec and Pressed Flower Art with Alice Prall will have demonstrations taking place periodically throughout the day.
There will be new adventures at the party including Foods with Funny Names, and older youth and adults will enjoy fairy garden art. The Children’s Area will have lots of summer craft fun and bubble making for the younger set.
This event is sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Project Stream grant.
As a special fundraiser on June 18th we will be holding a Victorian Tea during the day at 2:00. Ages eight and up can enjoy the tea sandwiches, fresh baked cookies, scones and cake, along with herbal teas and lemonade. Quiet Valley’s very own “Emma Marsh” will discuss proper table settings and share some samples of traditional linen pieces. The cost is $15.00 per person and reservations are required. Deadline June 15th. Tea Party attendees interested in seeing the Historic Tour and Summer Garden Party will receive a discounted admission. Seating is limited so call soon to reserve your spot. All money raised goes to support the non-profit historic farm museum.
All activities on June 18 are rain or shine and are subject to change. General admission for the Historic Tour is Adults $10.00 and Ages 3-12 $5.00 and includes both the historic farm tour and Summer Garden Party. The farm is open for summer tours Tues. – Sat. 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sun. noon – 5:00pm. Allow 2½ to 3 hours for complete farm tour. Visit our website at www.quietvalley.org for more information on Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm or call 570-992-6161.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. At Quiet Valley history comes to life on our 19th century farm. Period dressed “family” members reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the farm from the late 1760s to 1913. The farm museum is open to the general public the third Saturday of June through Labor Day Monday and for school and group tours the rest of the year. Quiet Valley hosts a number of special events throughout the year. For more information call 570-992-6161 or visit us online at www.quietvalley.org.