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Denison Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 01, 2017, 01:00pm - 05:00pm
Luzerne County Historical Society Presents Annual Colonial Harvest Fest on October 1st

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its Colonial Harvest Festival at the Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, on Sunday October 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event presents examples of the type of work produced by artisans and craftsmen in the Wyoming Valley during the 1790s when Col. Nathan and Betsy Denison build their home on the “Great Road” - now Wyoming Avenue. From children’s arts and crafts to rifle firing, colonial soldier’s campaign outfitting to needlework, visitors can be transported back to the activities of harvest time during the late 1700s.

Nearly two dozen vendors and demonstrations include: Cecily Rowe-- spinning wheel demonstration, Jane Kishbaugh—Primitive Art, Alice Kutish—Wyoming Valley Chapter, Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Robert Mischak—Colonial Soldier’s Clothing and Weaponry, Louise Folkrod—cross-cut saw demonstrations for children, and Rodney Mahoney—18th-century blacksmithing. Tickets are $5 for LCHS members, $5 for member children and $7 for non-member adults, $5 for non-member children. Kids under 12 are FREE.

Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is Pennsylvania’s oldest county historical society. LCHS preserves and promotes the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, at the Bishop Library and the Museum in Wilkes-Barre, the Denison House in Forty Fort and the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. For more information, visit our website, Follow us on Facebook at
Location Nathan Denison House

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