Saturday February 19th, 2022 * 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Vikings Return!
Fort Loudoun will host Njörðr’s Wanderers, as the Fort transforms itself from the 18th century to the 9th century.
Talk with warriors and villagers from the Viking Age as they survive the winter and plan for voyages and glory.
Fort Loudoun Historic Site
1720 N Brooklyn Rd, Fort Loudon, PA 17224
Thursday March 10th, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Members of the CVBA network and CI supporters are invited to partake in light drinks and snacks while enjoying this beautiful 30-acre site, or truly soak yourself in history by stepping into their 18th Century Tavern and try a genuine historic charcuterie, stew and perhaps even a drink tasting or two.
CI focuses on Culture and Nature, and so will celebrate the Welsh and Irish holidays (Saint David’s Day March 1st, Saint Patrick Day March 17th) with this mixer with meals and drinks inspired by both cultures. Contact us here, to RSVP.
Saturday December 18th, 2021 * 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
All throughout December we will be having a special Stocking Stuffer Sale in our Gift Shop.
On December 18th join us on the homestead and learn about the food and traditions that surrounded Christmas time during the 18th Century.
Find out more about the Institute and events, Here
Saturday November 6th, 2021 * 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving, Guy Fawkes Day, Fall Fest or Harvest Festivals…
However you celebrate this time of year, come join us at the Conococheague Institute for a special evening celebration. Throughout the day 18th Century life will be on full display with cooking, games, crafts and song.
Bring a picnic supper and warm drinks and stay as the sun sets for a bonfire and candlelit tour of our historic structures.
This program will provide an immersive experience for visitors as they are transported back in time to the Frontier during the 18th Century.
Learn how the community celebrated together by joining in for several fun activities and presentations:
12pm to 6pm – Tombola: A chance to win some historic prizes in our Visitor Center with an instant-win Raffle.
12pm, 2pm and 4pm – A Penny for a Guy: Help stuff and make effigies (imagine a Scarecrow) for the evening Bonfire and learn about the history of this strange tradition.
3pm – Cricket: Our most popular program returns for one last huzzah! Show us your batting and bowling skills in a match to end the year!
5pm – Libations, Drinks and Taverns: Join us in the Ordinary to learn about why Cider and Whiskey could be so important to a fledgling farming community. Copies of original drink recipes will be available for adults to try out at home!
6.30pm – The Bonfire: Don’t miss this special moment as the Bonfire is lit and learn about the history of Bonfire Night!
7pm to 8pm: Relax with us and enjoy the ambience of a candlelit cabin, play card games or break out in song to your heart’s content!