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April 2018

Eastern Woodlands Hide Tanning Class Registration

To be determined

Eastern Woodlands Hide Tanning Class on April 21st from 8am-4pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  Learn the process of brain hide tanning using historical methods. This practice was central to the Native American lifestyle in this region for centuries and remains a process venerated by hunters today.  Advance registration required. Registration fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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June 2018

Music in the Orchard

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To be determined

Music in the Orchard on June 9th from 6pm-8pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Joy Ike, born to Nigerian immigrants, gives homage to her African upbringing with percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals. Alex Brubaker will open with his brilliantly innovative guitar playing to kick off the 2018 Music in the Orchard series.  Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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Blacksmithing Class Registration

To be determined

Blacksmithing class on June 23rd from 9am-4pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Try your hand at blacksmithing under the tutelage of master smiths. Take home a beginner's project such as a candlestick holder or a hook rack.  Advance registration required.  Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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Blacksmith Days

June 29 - June 30
Free

Blacksmith Days on June 29th & 30th at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Discover the art of blacksmithing with the Pennsylvania Association of Blacksmiths.  Free.  www.hansherr.org

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July 2018

Music in the Orchard

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To be determined

Music in the Orchard on July 7th from 6pm-8pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  Rizetta's Tones make their 'Music in the Orchard' debut with a blend of Celtic and Folk sounds from an innovative array of instruments.  Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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Blacksmithing for Pairs Registration

To be determined

Blacksmithing for Pairs on July 18th from 9am-3pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Pairs will learn about blacksmithing and create a project together with instruction from David Kauffman. Class is offered for a child over 10 years of age and an accompanying adult.  Advance registration is required. Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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Music in the Orchard

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To be determined

Music in the Orchard on July 21st from 6pm-8pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  Central Pennsylvania soul/funk band 'Smokehouse 4' brings their signature stripped-down sound to the Herr House orchard.  Drawing on gritty New Orleans-style sounds, they will follow opening singer/song writer Terry Strongheart.  Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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August 2018

Music in the Orchard

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To be determined

Music in the Orchard on August 4th from 6pm-8pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  Cricket Tell the Weather bring their thoughtful bluegrass sound with tight harmonies to the Herr House orchard for their first performance at the concert series.  Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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September 2018

Blacksmithing Class Registration

To be determined

Blacksmithing Class on Sept. 15th from 9am-4pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Try your hand at blacksmithing under the tutelage of master smiths. Take home a beginner's project such as a candlestick holder or a hook rack.  Advance registration is required. Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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Hearth Cooking Class Registration

To be determined

Hearth Cooking Class on Sept. 22nd from 10am-Noon at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  Learn cooking techniques using the methods that colonial immigrants used, making food on an open hearth. Class will take place in the Kuche (kitchen) of the Herr House. Advance registration is required. Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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October 2018

Maize and Snitz Fest

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
To be determined

Maize and Snitz Fest on Oct. 6th from 10am-3pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  Celebrate the heritages of local Pennsylvania German and Native American cultures during this festival of food, crafts, and life. Multiple demonstrators as well as artisans will be on hand, including agricultural equipment, assorted engines, and cookery.  Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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November 2018

Native Beadwork Class Registration

To be determined

Native Beadwork Class on Nov. 10th from 12:30pm-3:30pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  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. Students will be guided in creating a project.  Advance registration is required. Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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Quillwork Class Registration

To be determined

Quillwork Class on Nov. 10th from 12:30pm-3:30pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  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 project.  Advance registration is required. Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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December 2018

Christmas Candlelight Tours Registration

To be determined

Christmas Candlelight Tours on Dec. 6th, 7th & 8th from 6pm-8pm at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.  Begin the Christmas season with this tradition. Learn about the local Native Americans and the Pennsylvania Germans, following the reading of the Christmas story in German while sitting in the candlelit Stube.  Advance registration is required. Fee to be determined.  www.hansherr.org

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