Wonders of Weaving

Wonders of Weaving

Join The Institute for four Tuesdays during July 13 to August 3at Pine Hill Recreation Kids in Grades 4 & Up. Limit 8. Pre-registration required. The $40 Institute member; $45 non-member plus a material fee of $18, includes skein of yarn, dyes & ribbon for drawstring bag.The class is instructed by Beth Skroban.
Students will learn the the wonders of weaving and the beauty of color!
• Learn to hand-paint yarn, then weave that yarn, using a rigid heddle loom, into a small drawstring bag.
• Students will also weave a potholder, and make a tapestry wall hanging from a cardboard loom.
• COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. Signed waivers required for registration.

The Institute appreciates additional support by Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin, and
facility support courtesy of Washington Township. Details at www.natureandculture.org. To register, visit here.

The Flying Matlocks & SOLEIL Perform @ Monterey Pass Battlefied

The Flying Matlocks & SOLEIL Perform @ Monterey Pass Battlefied

Music is coming to the Monterey Pass Battlefield on July 24, 1 PM to 4 PM. THE FLYING MATLOCKS (featuring Scott and Laurie) play acoustic rock, country, folk and blues music from the roots of early traditional American tunes through Classic Country and Modern Americana, featuring soaring two part harmonies and the delicate yet powerful interplay of guitar and violin. SOLEIL features the trio of Tresa Day, Scott Matlock, and Laurie Matlock, and they have been performing their mix of popular covers and original acoustic musicn for over a decade. Their songlist covers a variety of genres, including folk, country, rock, jazz, and bluegrass, with songs from such artists as Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly, and Led Zeppelin. The group blends acoustic guitar and violin with striking vocal harmonies to create an exquisite music experience for listeners of all ages. Food and beverages by Chicago Charley’s Hot Dogs & Antietam Dairy Inclement Weather Day July 25th, same time.

Conococheague Institute Celebrates The Birth Of America–Revolutionary Style

Conococheague Institute Celebrates The Birth Of America–Revolutionary Style

On July 3, join the militia of old Welsh Run as they gather at the Davis homestead in preparation for War. All are welcome to join the muster! Learn all the skills of a soldier: How to march, how to fight, what to eat and how to have fun amidst it all.

This program will allow visitors to experience a rural militia muster, civilians following the army, and aspects of a rural Pennsylvania community. Centered around the Tavern at the CI, but also making use of the full extent of the 30-acre property, such as the oven, woodland paths, homestead, and more. In addition to scheduled programs and vignettes, programming will be ongoing through the day such as cooking, local commerce, itinerant trades, signing oaths of allegiance, etc.

Scheduled Programming is as follows:

10 a.m. – Election of an Officer: Militias in Revolutionary America were a fickle thing. As a new idea of equality spreads it means a new way of leading. If every man is equal then why follow orders at all? As two local gentlemen vie for the position of the commanding officer, witness their merits and add your voice to the final vote.

11 a.m. – Inspection and Company Drill: The Militia of Old Welsh Run will have their arms and accoutrements inspected at the beginning of the muster. An important task when each man is bringing an individual firelock (of dubious quality). Following which the militia will begin to drill. With a mix of veteran soldiers, awkward rookies, and hopeless farmers, will they be able to march in a straight line, let alone stand against the British Redcoats discipline? The drill will end in a full company musket firing!

12 p.m. – Marching on their Stomachs: Learn what really kept soldiers going in hard times by looking at their rations and mealtime preparations. Help the war effort by baking some hard bread that will last for a long campaign.

1 p.m. – Volunteer Company Drill with Public: Having seen how the militia handles themselves, it’s time to try it yourself. Our sergeants will guide you through the paces of Marching, Facings, and Maneuvers that will make the difference between a militia and a mob. Do you have what it takes to outflank the British at the next great battle?

2 p.m. – A reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by a celebratory Artillery Firing: Join with pride at a reading of the Declaration of Independence. These important words that were held in every Patriot’s heart, would echo in every rustic field to the great halls of European Nobility and change the World! The Declaration will be celebrated with a firing of CI’s Swivel Gun “Spitfire” just as today celebrations occur with fireworks.

3 p.m. – Company Drill: A full day of training has made the militia mesh together better but practice makes perfect. More marching, more wheels, and more difficult maneuvers will be practiced before setting off for war. Company musketry will include different forms of firing that were utilized during the Revolutionary War.

4 p.m. – Diversions from Duty: Militia Musters helped bring the militia together, but were also a chance to relax, have fun and show off. Officers would often encourage soldiers to compete in footraces, boxing, and sports with cash rewards. Join the militia in unwinding in a group cricket match or a race around the green with prizes going to the best competitors.

Click here to visit the event page and see a full program list and register for free.

The Conococheague Book Club – Thursday, July 15th at 1 PM at the Welsh Barrens Visitor Center

All are welcome to join our book club regulars every month on the third Thursday at 1pm. For July the discussion will be on two women’s narratives of capture during the 18th century. “A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison” by James E. Seaver and “A Journal of the Captivity of Jean Lowry and her Children”

The discussion will be lead by Lois Steichen and the Jean Lowry journal is currently on sale in the CI gift shop.

For more information contact info@cimlg.org

Totem Pole Presents First Ladies of Country.

Totem Pole Presents First Ladies of Country.

CoCo Sansoni returns to Totem Pole Playhouse, after a nearly 15 year absence, with a special musical tribute to all of the great ladies of country music. This will be an evening of toe-tapping country classics we all know and love. Join her as she salutes Dolly, Reba, Trisha, Patsy and a host of others in a rollicking evening of country classics. With Totem Pole favorite, Darren Server at the keyboards and leading the band, you won’t want to miss this dynamic performer with the voice of an angel and a heart the size of Texas. Shows are June 25 & 26 at 8:30 PM and part of the Outdoor Concert Series. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy this evening under the stars.  Get ticket here.

Fort Loudoun Market Fair – June 25-27

Fort Loudoun Market Fair – June 25-27

Save the dates: June 25,26 and 27 for the Fort Loudoun Market Fair, featuring the best artisan craftspeople of the Eastern United States who specialize in dead trades of the 18th Century; blacksmithing, tinsmithing, leatherwork, pottery, hornworkers, textiles, glassblowing, etc.  They will be demonstrating their trades while selling their product.

The three-day, inaugural event promises family fun, opportunities to learn and experience for history buffs, and access to 60 beautiful acres of the more than 200-acre site of Fort Loudoun. The Market Fair is open Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Sunday hours are 9 AM to 4 PM. Some of the highlights are:

  • 50+ Artisan Craft Vendors
  • Demonstrations all day
  • Purchase one-of-a-kind items
  • Artisan Food Vendors & Ice Cream
  • Games for Kids
  • Traditional/Celtic Music from Sons of Liberty and Across the Pond

Cost is $5 for adults and free to those 17 and under. For more about Fort Loudoun, visit fortloudounpa.com

Fort Loudoun Market Fair 2021

Fort Loudoun Historical Society

Hike, Bike Walk to Support The Longest Day

Hike, Bike Walk to Support The Longest Day

The Longest Day® is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. Hike Franklin County! ,Bike Franklin County!  Walk Franklin County! On June 20,thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.

It’s easy — choose an activity you like to do and turn it into a fundraiser to fight Alzheimer’s! Follow the steps below to get started.
–Select an activity you enjoy at alz.org/thelongestday.  The Longest Day is a fundraiser to advance critically needed research and provide care for those with Alzheimer’s. Each participant is asked to raise funds through their activity for the Alzheimer’s Association. Any activity can be a fundraiser for The Longest Day:
» If you’re a talented artist, lead an art class for friends and family. Then host an art sale and donate the proceeds as your fundraiser.
» If you like to golf, organize a golf game with friends and ask each player to pledge $50 for every birdie.
» Host a BBQ and ask friends and family for a donation in exchange for a delicious meal.
» Raise extra funds by adding a silent auction, challenge or competition to your activity. You can even ask for donations instead of birthday gifts!

–Ask others to join you by:
» Making a donation – Facebook Fundraisers are an easy way for friends and family to support your fundraising efforts.
»  Invite your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to join you for The Longest Day.

Register now at alz.org/thelongestday