Enjoy a Conococheague Christmas at Conococheague Institute, 12995 Bain Road in Mercersburg on December 8, 2018 from 1 PM to 4 PM. The 30-acres Rock Hill Farm brings an old time Christmas to life and is free event. Experience 18th and 19th-century houses decorated for the holiday with hand-made decorations, using natural objects grown and harvested from within the site. Visitors will be treated to tours of the historic houses and glimpse the colonial lifestyle.
Visitors will be treated to tours of the historic houses, live music and light refreshments. Children will have the opportunity to make ornaments and sew their own take-home item on vintage hand-cranked sewing machines courtesy of Lori Sutton.
Living historians from the W.S. Hancock Society will demonstrate hearth cooking in the newly rebuilt 19th century Negley Log House and re-create a Federal Period inn in the Piper House.
Unique holiday gifts including locally made handcrafts, wooden toys and books by local authors will be available in the Welsh Barrens Visitor Center gift Shop. Pam Knepper from Hummingbrook Farm will be spinning alpaca wool and selling handmade items in the parlor of the Davis-Chambers House.
The Rock Hill Farm s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes two historic house museums with outbuildings, a research library, two relocated historic log structures, a replica Eastern Woodland Indian village, walking trails with access to a pioneer cemetery, and several historic gardens.