Maple Sugaring at the Farm
Feb. 2, 2013, 10 am - 3 pm
Learn about the process and the products. Food available, wagon or sleigh rides pulled by horses.
"PA Dutch Braucherel: Traditional Medicine in the Dutch Country"
April 21, 2013 at 2 pm held at the Brendle Museum
Free to the public, donations accepted.
April 20, 2013, 9 am through 3 pm
held at the Brendle Museum
Curious about items in your house that have been in the family or something you just bought? Come to the antique appraisals where Terry Breidenstine will share what he knows about your items. Cost is $5 per item with a maximum of 5 items.
Apprentices between the ages of 8 & up are accepted. We meet two times per year. Mentors are welcome to expand our program.
We currently have openings for apprenticeship in:
- Candle making
- Squirrel-tail oven baking
- Broom making
- 18th Century gardening
- Clear-toy candy making
- German stars
- PA German language
Contact: (717)949-2244, www.hsimuseum.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherry Fair & Early American Craft Show
June 22, 2013 from 10 am - 5 pm
held at the historic Alexander Schaeffer Farm, 213 S Carpenter St, Route 501 south of Schaefferstown, PA !
Admission is $5, children 12 and under are Free. Members are free. Pets are not invited.
Features: quality period crafters, colonial demonstrations, family corner, hands on activities, wagon rides, contests, guided house and heirloom garden tours, blacksmith shop and sawmill demos, raffle & Sheep to Shawl, Cherry "Goodies," tasty food & ice cream!
Held Rain or Shine!
Flea Market in the Field
July 27, 2013 from 8 am-2pm Rain or shine
at the Alexander Schaeffer farm
Come set up a stand and sell your unwanted items.
Sellers $10.00 per 10 foot space
Set up at 7 am
Or just drop by and see what treasures you can find
Food available by Bountiful Harvest food truck
Benefit Kitchen fund for the Alexander Schaeffer Farm
Questions call Historic Schaefferstown
717-949-2244 email: email@example.com
October 5 & 6, 2013; 10 am-5 pm
Alexander Schaeffer farm #501 S. of Schaefferstown, 17088.
Cost is $5.00. Children 12 & under free with an adult. Members free.Pets are not invited.
July 22 - 25, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
for students entering grades 4, 5, 6, 7
Learn colonial American crafts and trades from mentors.
Members: $45, nonmembers: $65
Held on Alexander Schaeffer farm, 213 S Carpenter St, Schaefferstown, PA 17088.
Please contact the HSI at (717) 866-5242 for registration details.
Printable pdf of information.
Fall Harvest Fair
Saturday, September 14th - Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun. 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come celebrate the harvest the Pennsylvania Dutch way! The Alexander Schaeffer Farm comes alive Saturday and Sunday during the Fall Harvest Fair. Enjoy period artisans, crafts, cooking. baking. cider-pressing, field and farm demnstrations, traditional music and entertainment, and much, much more!
There will be logging with horses, plowing, disking, and harrowing with horses, threshing of the rye grown on the farm. See the sawmill, shingle maker - all old. We will be pressing apple cider and making apple butter and corn shelling and corn cracking in the barn. View the colonial 4 square garden with heirloom plants. Tours of the Schaeffer house will be available, along with the spring house and the summer house. There is something no matter who you are.
Cost is $5.00. Children 12 & under free with an adult. Members free. Pets are not invited.
2013 Saturday hands-on workshops teaching colonial era and Pa German crafts and traditions (ages 13 and up).
Held in the basement of the Brendle Museum, 111 N. Market St., Schaefferstown
Rug Hooking Janice Sonnen
Date: Jan. 19, 2013 Snow Date: Jan. 26, 2012
Time: 9 am- 2 pm Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Cost: HSI members - $60.00 Nonmembers - $65.00
Registration by Jan. 5, 2013
Slipware Redware Susan Horst
Date: Sat. Feb. 2, 2013 Snow date: Sat. Feb. 9, 2013
Time: 9 am – 11 am Time: 9 am-11 am
Cost: HSI members: $40.00 Nonmembers: $45.00
Registration by Jan. 26, 2013
Please bring an apron or a towel.
Grapevine 8” basket Karl Gettle
Date: Sat. Feb. 16, 2013 Snow Date: Sat. Feb. 23, 2013
Time: 9 am- 12:30 Time: 9 am – 12:30
Cost: HSI members: $30.00 Nonmembers: $35.00
Registration by Feb. 2, 2013
Please bring bucket, towel, scissors
Hearth Broom (will make 2) Karl Gettle
Date: Sat. March 23, 2013 Snow Date: March 30, 2013
Time: 9 am- noon Time: 9 am – noon
Cost: HSI members: $32.00 Nonmembers: $37.00
Registration by March 10, 2013
Print a copy of classes here.
All classes held in the basement of the Brendle Museum, 111 N. Market St., Schaefferstown, 17088. To register, please call 717-866-5242.
Oct. 20, 2013 in the basement of Brendle Museum, 111 N. Market St., Schaefferstown, 17088 at 2 pm.
Speaker: Dan Snyder, "Archaeology at the Elizabeth Furnace"
Members and nonmembers invited - no cost.
Christkindlmarkt & Tavern Lunch
Saturday, December 14, 2013
--- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Christkindlmarkt at Brendle Museum, Lower Level (111 N Market St)
-- 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Tavern Lunch at Gemberling-Rex House (sittings every hours, must have reservations)
Holiday shopping is a breeze at the yearly Christkindlmarkt. Browse a variety of goods, and top off the experience with an authentic colonial-style lunch (reservations required). The antics of early tavern hosts and hostesses will come as a shock for those who are unprepared for how they behaved generations ago!
5 sittings for the Tavern Lunch to be held at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1pm and 2 pm. Call early, can only seat 20 at a time.
*Reservation Fee: $TBA