2014 Special Events

The Old Stone House is proud to present the following events free of charge (unless otherwise noted). Suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per family. Sponsorship of events is available. Contact us for more information! And check back as we are still adding events!

Civil War Weekend, April 12-13

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Join the 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry for a weekend of Civil War reenactment!  Experience life on a Civil War encampment with hands-on demonstration and drills appropriate for all ages.  The 63rd PA will be showcasing both soldier and civilian life with period accurate clothing, weaponry, and more.

Find out more about the 63rd here: http://www.63rdpvi.com/

Civil War Era Music with Thomas Jolin, June 7 at 4:00

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The trauma of the Civil War produced a tremendous amount of music as the nation mourned and sought relief from the death of over 600,000 Americans. Songs about soldiers’ lives, domestic scenes, minstrel traditions and the fight to end slavery give us insight into what it was really like to live during that time. Performing on hammered dulcimer, button accordion, harmonica and banjo, Thomas Jolin shares Lincoln and Liberty, Battle Cry of Freedom, No More Auction Block and more. He also discusses the origins of the songs and the instruments. Audience participation is encouraged.  Admission is free, but seats are limited!  Please RSVP by emailing us at oldstonehouse@sru.edu or calling us at 724-738-4964

The U.S. Soldier Through the Ages, June 14-15

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The 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in cooperation with several local veteran’s groups, will be holding a special program at the Old Stone House showcasing the evolution of the US military uniform from the Revolution through modern day, along with firearms and equipment from each era.

Construction of a Bake Oven, June 21

Join us for a special historic cooking class in which tavern chef Stan Malecki shows students how to construct an outdoor bake oven.  Clothing appropriate for outdoor work is advised.  There will be a special announcement regarding the future of the Old Stone House museum at the conclusion of this event.  Please RSVP by emailing us at oldstonehouse@sru.edu

Taverns & Beers of Early America, July 26

As part of our ongoing Homebrewed History series,  “Taverns and Brews of Early America” – an entertaining and educational program about the role of beer in colonial American society – will combine live brewing demonstrations, historical presentations and discussion, and sample tastings of authentic 18th-century beer recipes popular in colonial America.  Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served.

Register today by clicking here!

French and Indian War Encampment, August 9-10

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Join us for this French and Indian War experience, complete with military encampments, drills, battles, and demonstrations!

50th Anniversary Celebration, September 2014

Please click here for more information.

Spooky Stories: Halloween Meets History, October 23-24

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The Old Stone House will offer interactive storytelling, historical reenactments, and paranormal investigation – also known as “ghost-hunting.” This fun and family-focused tour of the restored 1822 inn is free of charge. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the event and benefit the Old Stone House. Suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per family.

On Friday October 25 the “Spooky Stories” program will host its annual costume contest. Kids (age 10 & under) can be registered at the front porch any time before judging, which will take place outside the snack stand at 7pm. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place costumes.

 

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