Crafts & Skills of the 1800s at Quiet Valley’s Heritage Craft Day

A historical farm here in the Poconos, Quiet Valley is a non-profit, living museum dedicated to keeping the 19th century alive through agriculture. Located on over one hundred beautiful acres of nature, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can sign up to take a tour or explore on your own.  

There are so many things to see at Quiet Valley. Period dressed performers portray daily life on a farm. There are so many different animals that call this wonderful place home.  Farm animals such as cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and Clydesdale draft horses, all typical of the 19th Century, live on the homestead. The buildings are preserved beautifully with an 1850s barn, original cabin and farmhouse, ice house, smokehouse, smaller barns and more.

On Saturday, August 13th from 10am-3:30pm, Quiet Valley Heritage Craft Day will be a fun event for all ages. The day is dedicated to the crafts and skills of our forefathers. Learn about the techniques and the history behind them! See demonstrations such as basket making, bobbin lace, weaving, quilling, tatting, rope making and pottery. Come learn about some of the many historic folk crafts practiced by our ancestors!    

Mark your calendars for more Quiet Valley events coming later this year! The Pocono State Craft Festival will happen August 27 & 28, The 48th Annual Harvest Festival is set for October 8 & 9. Spooky Days on the Farm creeps in October 28 & 29. Visit quietvalley.org and plan your visit. With many different events throughout the seasons, you can fully experience the lifestyle of those who lived hundreds of years before.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg
(570) 992-6161
quietvalley.org

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