It was a quiet week at the Stone House. I was sick most of the week with a sinus and ear infection. If you have ever had pain in your ear - then you know, that is until you don't know. I got appropriate medication but then had a bad reaction... If you think ear pain is bad, I would have traded you in a New York Minute! Anyways, I am mending now and getting ready for some upcoming events.
Jay and I took time this weekend to go thrift shopping. It was nice! We had a few good finds. He found a butcher chisel for a dollar, and a table. I found clothes pins - a whole mes of them (4 quarts worth!)
Back to that table, it was a nice little table, but it was an ugly finish. Jay asked me to paint the bottom red and he would see what he could do with the top. A quick minute or two later, after using a toothing, smoothing and panel plan, the top was all done! Jay asked for red, as it was a common table color and I embellished it with gold pin striping. Here is the finished not ugly any more table!
Next weekend we will be demonstrating Spoon Making and Tape Weaving at the Conrad Weiser Homestead's Craft day. (June 4) If you are interested in historic arts, or just want to view beautifully kept grounds, then this is the place to be. If my head cold is still fighting me, then you may even learn an 18th Century trick or two to cure that as well!
We had such a busy weekend! Saturday we spent the day weaving and spoon making with the public. There was little time for photos, but we did manage to get a few great shots!
We came home happy and tired. We unpacked and reorganized the wagons for the next day. At Grace Rocky Hill Lutheran Church, we were invited to showcase children's games. Show off we did! After the families had lunch the kids found their way to the games. We taught a lot of games, history and had a lot of laughs! (After all that is what keeps you young!) We spent several hours playing and having fun and even made the local paper. *See Facebook for the article*
As Jay and I are gearing up for our next 2 events, we thought we would take a moment to share with you why the event at AHEC is one of our favorites for the whole year! Besides seeing friends and smelling the great food vendors, of course!
The event is one of the closest to where we live and many reenactors will agree those are the best; as we are used to driving several hours to get to our destination. It is a timeline event so there is more to see than just military or just French and Indian War; so there is something for everyone. With over 400 years of American History you are bound to be enthralled. The best part is that it is FREE to the public - you just show up and BAM! There we are, all the living historians you could ask for.
The US Army Heritage and Education Center (US AHEC), is part of a functioning base in Carlisle, PA so you won't have to tread uneven ground to see the sites, they have a very nice walking path, complete with benches and way stations. There is even a trolley to get you to the farther locations so you don't have to walk if you do not want to.
The event is held May 20 and 21 this year, so please stop by and say hi! Jay and I will be attending on Saturday only as we have an event in Frederick on Sunday. We would love to see you out and about! For more information about the church event keep reading!
I saw a post on Facebook this week that had the special feature for the US Army Heritage and Education Center's event. They do something special every year and so far have not replicated anything but the awesomeness that comes from that special feature. This year it is a TANK COURSE! Can you believe it? It will only be there for the weekend but they have started to put it together already.
Take a look at the US Army Heritage and Education Center (US AHEC) Facebook page for more details. Jay and I are so looking forward to May 20!
So Stone House won't be at any events this weekend, but never fear there are history events near! So that you do not go into living history withdrawal I wanted to share some events that are in the local area. Please look into them, lots of hard work has gone into making them what they are. Other perks are that they are free or cheap and close by so you don't spend a lot to get your whole family out and about!
May 13th is Dills Tavern Publick Tyme. Located in the big historic barn just off rts 74 and 15. Dillsburg is located halfway from both Gettysburg and Harrisburg so its a quick drive and a beautiful one too! Dills Tavern Pubick Tyme usually coincides with the towns annual Pickle Fest but that was rained out this year. Here is the Facebook link to the event's site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1502026263162330/
Schifferstadt in Frederick is having an Herb Festival tomorrow - May 13th. It is free to the public, and will be held 11:30 to 4 PM. There will be lots of good food to try and you can learn how to use herbs for medicines along with making colonial remedies. As a person who LOVES herbs, this is one I am SUPER bummed to miss!
I will post more events as I hear about them. If you know of one we missed and would like us to post it let us know. If you are hosting an event and would like to share it here, or would like to have Stone House at your next event let us know!
Have a great history filled weekend!
Leigh Ann and Jay
Just wanted to share a quick note with you. Today while exhausting, was very exciting! When I checked the mail, we had business cards! They are elegant, sleek and everything that one hopes all in a small bundle (or in this case a box) of joy!
We still have our work cut out for us but the company is coming together so nicely! Stone House History, has:
1. a website (you are on it so you know - please share with friends and family!)
2. a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stonehousehistory/)
and 3. an Instagram page! (https://www.instagram.com/stonehousehistory/)
Please stop by often and see what we are up too, we would love to see you around the webs!
OH and homework for you - but really for me, please comment on this blog to let me know what you want to hear about and see. I want to make it interesting for everyone that visits.
I look forward to hearing from you all! Until then, Good Night :)
Today was a day of great fun! Jay and Leigh Ann, among many other reenactors and living historians engaged the public. We are already looking forward to next year! Highlights of the day, a young reenactor learning how to make spoons and the sun in the morning! While it rained for part of the event, everyone had a good time.
Our next event will be on May 20, 2017 at the US Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA. Stop by and say hi!