Food, Friends, and Fun virtual program at Grove Family Library

Food, Friends, and Fun virtual program at Grove Family Library

Monday September 26th, 2022 * 1:00 PM
We meet via Zoom monthly and have a different theme for each gathering.
Participants prepare and share their chosen recipe.
September’s theme is Harvest Vegetables.
We always have interesting discussions, learning new baking and cooking tips.
We hope you will join us!
Here is the link:
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TERRIFIC TUESDAYS: Historic Activities for Families, Renfrew Museum & Park

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS: Historic Activities for Families, Renfrew Museum & Park

Tuesday Mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Four Select Dates Only:
March 29 – Gardening
June 28 – Dairying
August 23 – Architecture
September 27 – Cooking & Baking
$10 per child / $8 for Friends of Renfrew Members
Terrific Tuesdays return to Renfrew Museum and Park!
Re-imagined as a more in-depth experience designed for elementary and middle school-age children, this popular program for families is being offered as a four-part series in 2022.
Learn about life on our historic Pennsylvania German farmstead by visiting four of Renfrew’s historic features: Pennsylvania German Foursquare Gardens, Milk House, Summer Kitchen, and Fahnestock Farm.
Students will participate in an immersive farmstead adventure with special activities inspired by the authentic stories found in our collections, buildings, and landscapes.
Families may choose to attend one, some, or register for all four farmstead adventures.
To find out more about these events and/or to register, Click Here
Wine Weekends with Sommelier Marc Supsic, The Mercersburg Inn

Wine Weekends with Sommelier Marc Supsic, The Mercersburg Inn

April 22nd – April 24th, 2022
September 16th – September 18th, 2022
October 28th – 30th, 2022
Wine lovers, here’s your chance to immerse yourself in a fun weekend of wine, food and adventure with a seasoned professional!
Relax and learn, as Diploma-Certified wine expert and, “Traveling Sommelier,” Marc Supsic comes to Mercersburg to lead a series of private wine tasting events, created just for the guests of the Mercersburg Inn. Marc’s approach is easygoing, non-judgmental, and simple; and whether you’re new to wine or a seasoned Epicurean, you’ll find yourself a bit more inspired and savvy.
Marc has been conducting these events for over five years now, and they’ve created quite a following in other locations. Many Wine Weekend attendees become close friends and return every year to catch up and, “wine-down,” with Marc.
$175 per person, includes wine tasting, cooking session, educational session, and dinner with wine pairings. Price does not include tax or accommodations.
This will be a popular weekend, and this event requires a two-night stay. So be sure to book your room and make your reservation for our Food and Wine Weekend now!
SueChefs, Free Cooking Classes at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

SueChefs, Free Cooking Classes at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

Thursday January 20th, 2022 * 4:30 PM
Free Cooking Class
Person in person at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library’s brand new kitchen. Come join us as we make cheesy dishes like Parmesan Crisps and of course, Mac & Cheese!
No registration is required for the in person event but masks are required inside the library.  This class will also be available on Zoom if you can’t make it in person.
What you will need to make Parmesan Crisps
  • 4 oz of Parmesan Cheese (the shredded is preferred but grated is fine)
You will need for Mac & Cheese
  • One box of your favorite Mac & Cheese
For the Zoom link, check the Facebook page (SueChefs) or go to
Bringing Colonial History to Life, Conococheague Institute

Bringing Colonial History to Life, Conococheague Institute

Saturdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Historic Programs in the Cabin and Gardens and Saturday
Every Saturday join our staff in the Historic areas of CI for some hands on programs.
With a focus on daily life in the 18th Century, you’re sure to learn something new every time.
Join us EVERY Saturday for the following programs on the hour:
10:00 AM
The Kitchen Garden
Roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty! Learn about our kitchen garden and why they were an incredibly important part of frontier life in the 18th century. Lend a hand to our historic gardener by fetching water from our well, pulling weeds, picking fresh produce and smelling herbs that will be perfect for any cook in the kitchen! Your hard work may be rewarded with fresh seasonal produce.
11:00 AM
At Home on the Frontier
Home is where you make it and for people on the Pennsylvania frontier those homes were made of logs. Join our interpreters in the log home and learn about daily life for the people of the frontier and what kinds of people lived here. Help out around the home by grabbing a broom, polishing our metals, or BEATING the dirt out of some soiled linens. There is much to do and many hands make quick work!
12:00 PM
Garden to Table
In the 18th century, people ate with the seasons. Learn about the meals everyday people made using their kitchen gardens and what was in season. Smell what we have cooking or give the kettle a stir. How would you like cooking a meal in a smoky hearth over a hot fire?
1:00 PM
Making New
Tools break and clothes tear, but this doesn’t mean they are thrown out. In the 18th century many would have had the skills to keep their belongings in good order. Join our interpreters in learning some hands on skills whether that be darning, sewing, mending, repairing or rebuilding. What did it take to keep up with the wear and tear of daily life on the frontier.
2:00 PM
Stylin’ in the 18th Century
The settlers of the frontier may have been thousands of miles from the fashions of London or Paris, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have style. Learn about what it takes to be fashionable in the rural parts of the colonies. Try on the clothes of the era and snag a selfie!
3:00 PM
Pleasant Diversions
Life on the frontier wasn’t all hard work. Gather at our Ordinary and blow off some steam. Learn about the role ordinaries and taverns played in their communities and try your hand at the games table. Join in a song and learn what it means to be a part of a frontier community.
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