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Butter-making and more at Rural Heritage Day July 11

Jul 02, 2015 11:23AM ● By Kevin
Visitors are welcome to shake cream in a jar to make butter, just as Rebecca Anderson of Watsontown demonstrates. Her display includes homemade molded butter and samples for tasting. See how to make butter, how to make a hay rake, how to make a chair, how to shape iron into tools. Watch a stonemason and wood-turner. See working, old-time machinery. Enjoy a day of children's games, farm animals, music and good food at Rural Heritage Day at the Dale/Engle/Walker House, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg.  Admission is $5 per adult and $2 per student (free for pre-schoolers). Come experience life from our past on July 11, 10 am to 5 pm, at Union County Historical Society's Dale/Engle/Walker House - Lewisburg, PA.

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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

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