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Celebrate Rural Heritage at the Dale/Engle/Walker House, Sunday, June 11, 2 - 4 p.m.

CELEBRATE RURAL HERITAGE  Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m - 4 p.m
“Over There, Over Here – Life on the Home Front in Union County during WWI.”

We mark the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War I. To highlight the WWI focus, there will be a speaker on "Liberty Gardens" and another on "Safe Home Canning." An antique John Deere will be on display, and Greg Wert will make porch posts with a wooden lathe. See an exhibit of early 1900s kitchenware and WWI military items. There will be interesting children's activities, farm animals, and crafts demonstrations, live music and great food. Admission: $5/adults, $2/children age 13-18, free for children age 12 and under. 

Celebrate Rural Heritage at the Dale/Engle/Walker House, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

  Liberty Garden * Antique Tractors

 Demonstrations of Early 1900s Crafts Home Canning Presentation   

Display of WWI-era Kitchenware * Raising Barns Exhibit * WWI Military Exhibit

Fun Activities for children * Music * Food  

Tours of c.1793 Dale/Engle/Walker House

Directions to the Dale/Engle/Walker House, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg: from Route 15 in Lewisburg, take Route 192 west for 1.5 miles, turn north onto Strawbridge Road and continue 1.5 miles to the site. On tour Sundays, drive up the lane to the parking area near the house. For larger events, follow directions of parking attendants to designated areas.

Dale/Engle/Walker House Tours and Exhibits

TOURS of the Dale/Engle/Walker House will be offered on Sundays, September 3, September 10, October 1, October 8 at 2 and 3 p.m.

Tour the c. 1793 limestone farmhouse with original hearth and period kitchen equipment. See the c. 1930s Milk House, and the Wagon Shed with vintage farm tools and vehicles. Displays in the house include  interesting kitchenware from the early 1900s, such as early ice cream scoops, ice cream forms and ice shavers, and a special exhibit of World War I military gear and uniforms. There is an exhibit of vintage barn-building tools, and historic and contemporary photos of barns in Buffalo Valley.

Admission: $5/adults, $2/children age 13-18, free for children age 12 and under. 

Directions to the Dale/Engle/Walker House, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg: from Route 15 in Lewisburg, take Route 192 west for 1.5 miles, turn north onto Strawbridge Road and continue 1.5 miles to the site. On tour Sundays, drive up the lane to the parking area near the house.

Samuel Wolfe and Helen Fairchild T-Shirts are Here!

Commemorative T-shirts! Samuel Wolfe and Helen Fairchild represent the many men and women who served during World War I from Union County. T-shirts available in green and grey. Sizes: Adult Small to 2XL.
When ordering online, choose person and specify color and size in the box provided.
All T-Shirts are $15.
Shipping and Handling - $4.50 for one and $8.75 for two or more going to the same address.
You can also send check to Union County Historical Society, 103 South Second Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837. When sending a check, please indicate Person, Size and Color.

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Helen Fairchild T-Shirts
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Samuel Wolfe T-Shirts
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WORLD WAR I Exhibits and Presentations

Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Come see a special exhibit of World War I military equipment and uniforms.  Learn about the soldiers from Union County involved in the global "Great War" known as World War I.  Hear General Pershing, a young Dwight Eisenhower.  For sale at special pricing: Charles M. Snyder's "Union County's Role in World War I."  Free information on Union County residents who served in WWI.

 No admission fee; free will donation.