Skip to main content

Susquehanna Life

Save the Date: 'Rural Heritage Days' is Coming

Mar 18, 2015 10:17AM ● By Erica Shames

Find David Witmer making a rake by hand at the “Dale” House on July 11. He will be among more than 40 other demonstrators at work during the day-long (10am to 5 pm) Rural Heritage Day. David is completing his sophomore year at Warrior Run High School. His primary school interest is science and his hobby is reading when he is not busy working on a hand carved rake. He enjoys a feeling of satisfaction when he completes one. And he likes to demonstrate his skill because he can see the interest of others develop as he explains the steps to making a rake. Photo by Pat Longley.

History will come alive at Rural Heritage Days, July 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Dale Engle House in Lewisburg, an event Susquehanna Life Magazine is helping to sponsor.

Over 40 local artisans and craftspeople will demonstrate skills of our Central Pennsylvania past. Pet farm animals, play games and learn new activities, and sample delicious food! Quilting, spinning and weaving, split oak basket making, blacksmithing and many more heritage skills will be demonstrated and explained.

Step back in time at Union County Historical Society's Rural Heritage Day!

Rural Heritage Day is educational, entertaining and fun for the whole family.  Parking is free.  Admission of $5 per adult and $2 per student will be collected at a table at the top of the lane leading to the day’s events.  Maps and demonstrator information will be provided there to all visitors.  Children not yet in school enter free.  Small cards will also be provided for recording visitors’ comments about our event.   With the completion of contact information, the card also becomes an entry into a raffle for Union County Pennsylvania – A Celebration of History, the large volume by historian Charles M. Snyder, revised in 2000.  

Read more in the upcoming summer 2015 issue of Susquehanna Life magazine. And see more at:

Above is a gallery of photos submitted to us from Rural Heritage Days past.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Susquehanna Life's free newsletter to stay informed