Annual Colonial Day
The annual Colonial Day will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p. m. at the State Historic Site of Fort Loudoun. Linda Zeigler will return for the fourth year with her very popular colonial cooking program in the log summer kitchen. She will present period hearth cooking with historical information on the individual dishes and equipment used. This is an ongoing demonstration with interaction with the public. Jack Boggs will be demonstrating blacksmithing skills. Local artist, Bev Sanders, will be demonstrating how to make, “Church Dolls/Hankerchief Dolls,” which were used for keeping pioneer girls quiet during church. Bring your children to participate in frontier games. Learn the history of the simple toys found in colonial family homes. Also, wool carding, samples and the history of natural plant and spice dyed wool will be available. The wool is from Bev’s flock of sheep. Robin Houtz will be displaying her impressive collection of Allegheny Uprising movie posters and other items in the Patton House.
Several members from the Kittatinny Associators will be camped in the fort while repairing the stockade bastions. Member, Andrew Newman, will discuss the fort’s history at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and then conduct a tour at the fort explaining the work involved by the troops in maintaining the fort.
Throughout the day, Calvin Bricker will demonstrate the art of grinding corn in colonial times and then make ash cakes from the meal. The fort is located on N. Brooklyn Road about 13 miles from Chambersburg off Route 30. Free admission. Free parking.