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1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

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July 2014
5 for adults, free for children under 12

Music in the Orchard

July 26 @ 6:00 pm

Picnic at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum on July 26 at 6 PM. Music in the Orchard takes a jaunt to Ireland and Scotland with Across the Pond. Their music is traditional, woven on fiddle, guitar, whistles and more but comes across with a distinctly modern edge. Marty Shaughnessy, the former front man of Rainchildren, will open with his original mix of rock, roots, and rhythm. Concerts will be held rain or shine, moving to cover in case more »

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August 2014
$25

Native American Corn Husk Crafts

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Go to the 1719 Hans Herr House on August 9, at 12-2 PM and learn how to make traditional Native American items out of corn husks. Using corn husks to make items for daily use is a traditional Native American  activity. Uhma Ruth Py, Lenape, will teach students to make a corn husk doll, a traditional toy for Native children. Corn husks will also be used to fashion a bowl and mat. This class is open to adults and children more »

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September 2014
$5

Films in the Field

September 6 @ 7:30 pm

Films in the Field at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum. Saturday, September 6, at 7:30 PM – “The Radicals.” “The Radicals” is a moving drama about the beginning of the Anabaptist movement. The film follows Michael and Margaretha Sattler from their start under monastic vows to becoming leaders– Michael was the main author behind the Schleitheim Confession–to their ultimate martyrdom for their beliefs. Films will be shown rain or shine, moving to cover in case of inclement weather. more »

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Free

Hymn Sing

September 14 @ 3:00 pm

On Sunday, September 14th, at 3 PM, sing favorite hymns in the room where Lancaster County’s first settlers worshiped. The 1719 Hans Herr House is the oldest surviving Mennonite place of worship in North America. Seating is limited. Contact info: (717) 464-4438 info@hansherr.org

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Films in the Field

September 20 @ 7:30 pm

Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum on September 20, at 7:30 PM to watch a Mennonite film in the horse pasture and hear from people involved in its creation. The film, ‘The Silence at Bethany’ follows a young man’s return from the city to the tight-knit Mennonite community his family came from. There he finds love, but also turmoil, as he comes into conflict with the Bishop over selling milk on Sundays. Films will be shown rain more »

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$5

Films in the Field

September 27 @ 7:30 pm

Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum on September 27, at 7:30 PM to watch Mennonite films in the horse pasture and hear from people involved in their creation. The film, ‘Pearl Diver’ is a touching story of two sisters, one who remained a conservative Mennonite and one who became “worldly.” When the conservative sister’s daughter is injured in a farm accident, the other sister returns to home to help. In the process they both revisit the murder more »

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October 2014
4-8

Snitz Fest

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House on October 4, from 10am-3pm to celebrate the beginnings of Lancaster County, over three hundred years ago! This popular annual Pennsylvania German festival–held on the grounds of the county’s oldest home–features great food, interpreters in traditional dress, hands-on activities and demonstrations of colonial-era arts, crafts and farm life: threshing, quilting, loom weaving, heckling flax, churning butter, cooking over a fire, and making shingles, candles and corn husk dolls. Adults: $8, Children 7 – more »

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4-8

Historic Driving Tour

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore history in your backyard on October 11, from 10am-3pm. Drive through sites in Strasburg and West Lampeter Township. Tour starts at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum. Contact: (717) 464-4438 info@hansherr.org http://lancasterroots.org/?p=2780

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$40

Celebrating the Harvest Registration

October 15

Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum on October 18 from 12:00-2:00pm for our “Celebrating the Harvest” event. Hear about the fall harvest from a Native American Perspective and enjoy a traditional meal in the Lancaster Longhouse.  Advance registration required. Seating is limited. http://lancasterroots.org/?p=2768 (717) 464-4438 info@hansherr.org

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$25

Class: Native American Quillwork

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum on October 25, from 9am-12pm to take the Native American Quillwork class! Among many Native tribes, hollow porcupine quills were dyed and used to adorn clothing and make jewelry. MaryAnn Robins, Onondaga, will teach the basics of quillwork and guide students to make a choker. This class is open to adults and children over 12. Tickets cost $25, and can be reserved by visiting hansherr.org or by calling (717) 464-4438.

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$25

Native American Beadwork

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House for the Native American Beadwork class on October 25, from 1-4 pm. Beads were made by Native Americans from shells and, after European contact, glass beads were an important traded item. Native Americans used trade beads to decorate clothing and create jewelry. Barbara Christy will guide students in making a beaded and embroidered flower, using seed beads. Contact: (717) 464-4438 info@hansherr.org http://www.hansherr.org/Home/Education/Folk_Art_Classes

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December 2014
4-8

Christmas Candlelight Tours at the Herr House Reservations

December 1 - 3

On December 4&5 from 6-8 pm and December 6 from 5-8:30 pm, come to the Hans Herr House and celebrate the holidays with stories and treats at the oldest house in Lancaster County. Groups will travel around the property: walking through the woods, riding on a covered wagon and on a hay wagon. At 7 different station visitors will learn about immigration, local roads, modes of transportation, how farriers became mechanics, and tavern food. Woven throughout the evening will be more »

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