Past Events

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2013 Farm Festival

August 17, 2013
Location: Historic Dreibelbis Farm

After last year's success,the DFHS was pleased to hostthe second annual “Historic Dreibelbis Farm Festival” at the farm grounds on August 17, 2013! Approximately 350 people came out to enjoy the day.

The festival highlighted the historical, cultural, and ecological features of the farm and its lands, and featured live demonstrations of 18th and 19th century life. Exhibits included: spinning and weaving, soap making, candle making, dairying, tools of the past, butcher house, threshing machine, cooper, distelfink painting and quill pen writing, hex signs, dowsing and Native American artifacts, hit and miss engines, sauerkraut making, and PA German designs - block prints on paper and linen.

Additionally, the festival offeredhands-on historical crafts, a self-guided nature trail, build-your-own birdhouse, children’s games (including a scavenger hunt and haybale maze) and hayrides. Tours of the house were available, and the barn and historic outbuildingswere open to the public.

In addition to the on-going demonstrations, three scheduled programs were offered:
11:00 am – Learn about the lives of Native Americans, Dick Fry
1:00 pm – “David McMurtrie Gregg, Gettysburg Hero,” Dave Fox
2:00 pm – The Miller Brothers (Die Miller Brieder) will perform their songs and skits in PA German/Dutch

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success! We hope to see you all next year.