The Pennsylvania Heritage Festival will take place Sept. 21 and 22 at the Heritage Village and Farm Museum on Route 14 in Troy. This event is free to the community.
Mark your calendars for family fun, historic buildings and demonstrations, and shopping, food, craft and direct sales vendors, flea market and non-profit organizations sharing their ‘mission’.
Special Events include a Civil War encampment and wedding, Troy Heritage Garden Club Flower Show, Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus and Wahoo Medicine Show, and an American Girl Doll Exhibit.
Historical demonstrations and displays include sewing, weaving, flax, sock knitting, blacksmith, woodturning, apple butter making, maple syrup, woodcarving, and cider pressing. There will also be insulator and lantern displays, RR Speeder, Foulkrod saws, sheep shearing, Underground Rail Road, toys of yesteryear display, pump organ music in the church, antique cars and tractors, chair caning, furs, and period clothing.
Historical buildings include the 1822 Gregory Inn, Sugar House, Children’s Church, Carriage House, Thomas One Room School House, Porter’s Barber Shop, Dr. Wm. Campbell’s Office, and a Railroad Lineman’s Shanty.
The main museum will feature the current exhibit, Snake Oil to Modern Medicine, featuring the 1958 Government Packaged Disaster Hospital, Civil War Field Hospital tent, and Dave Lennington’s research featuring Bradford County’s medical history and Clara Barton. There will also be local history, early horse drawn farming equipment, and much more.
Children’s hands-on activities include Bessie, the museum’s life size milking cow, rope making, corn grinding and shelling, corn box and fabric dolls; and check out the Civil War encampment for some activities of the era.
There will be children’s pedal tractor pulls on Sunday, a Hobby Horse craft, and needle in the haystack, water hand pump, quilt tying, and a clown. There will also be a petting zoo and scarecrow making.
Friends of Mr. Peabody, Mr. Somebody and Mr. Busybody would also like to attend the festival, however they have no clothes to wear. Donations of adult size blue jeans and long sleeve cotton or flannel shirts are greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the museum during open hours of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. New this year is some fall seasonal activities that include mini pumpkin chucking, pumpkin decorating, and ghost stories,
Saturday will offer a chicken BBQ meal, and both days will offer pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, and a variety of side dishes and drinks. The Troy Heritage Garden Club will offer delicious desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth as well. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to roast their own hot dog over an open fire, or try their hand at “Chicken Bingo!”
Opportunities are still available for organizations, crafters, direct sales, and flea market vendors to be part of the Pennsylvania Heritage Festival. Contact Barbara Barrett by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There is no admission cost, however some of the activities will require tickets. You can purchase 12 tickets for $10. This will help defray the cost of materials needed for that activity.