Friday, September 9, 2016

#AskACurator Day and Other Announcements

Just a short post today with a couple of announcements:

#AskACurator Day

Landis Valley curator Bruce Bomberger will be on-hand from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. on September 14 to answer your questions about the collection, curating, agricultural technology, and the Landis Brothers, founders of Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum.  Send us your questions and we'll post them on Twitter and Facebook.  No personal questions, please, and no requests for appraisals.

To see our Twitter feed, you can either follow us on Twitter or you can visit our Media page, where we have a Twitter feed embeded.

In other news...

Wool Frolic

On September 17, Landis Valley will host the Wool Frolic & Yarn Sale event.  In this celebration of the fiber arts, you'll get to pet live animals, see a sheep being shorn, and then get to watch wool get spun, woven and needle-felted.  Staff and volunteers will there to teach you the basics of crochet and knitting, or you can stroll around and purchase fiber arts products from one of our vendors. If you're inspired, visit the yarn sale, where we have sorted yarns of all kinds and pattern books for that next project.  It's a great day of fuzzy fun for the family!

Harvest Days

It's an event about Pennsylvania German harvest traditions, but, after 56 years of existence, it's become a tradition itself.  Families come from all over to taste heritage varieties of apples and see them turned into pies, cider, apple butter, and even molasses.  There's wagon rides, too, as well as a pumpkin patch, food vendors, interactive exhibits, a children's discovery tent, and demonstrations of crafts, trades, and machinery.  We also will welcome the Horseless Carriage Club of America when they bring roughly 30 turn-of-the-century vehicles to the Millstone Grove from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Regular admission rates apply to both of these events and, as always, Landis Valley Associates members are free.