The Colonial past revives in Lancaster


Heritage Day at the 1719 Hans Herr House in Lancaster, Pa. on Saturday is a celebration of our Colonial past. Special attention will be paid this year to the bicentennial of the Lancaster-Philadelphia Turnpike and the founding of the Reber Wagon Works. There will be an exhibit of historic wagons from the museum's collection.

Craftspeople will demonstrate the Colonial skills of broom-making, weaving, carpentry, wood-carving, blacksmithing and baking. There will also be workshops on decorative paper cutting and Colonial clothing. Also featured will be children's games, wagon rides, hymn-singing, antique farm equipment, tours of the Hans Herr House and a food tent with homemade ice cream.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults; $1 for ages 7 to 12; free for under 7. The house/museum is four miles south of Lancaster just off U.S. 222 and Pa. Route 741. Call (717) 464-4438.

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