Douglassville, PA 19518
Join us for a living history festival for the entire family featuring a variety of historic demonstrations by costumed interpreters, activities for children, craft vendors, and wine tastings. Buildings in the village will be open for tours and food will be available for purchase.
Morlatton Village will come alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of crafts and trades including textile processing, hearth cooking, and leatherworking. Visitors can learn about gun building and the colonial militia and children will even have the chance to join in the muster. Several of the buildings in the Village will be open for tours, including the White Horse Inn, parts of the George Douglass House, and the Michael Fulp House. Children can have their face painted and enjoy fun, spring-themed activities. Archaeologists will be hard at work at the Mouns Jones House dig site where visitors can learn about the exciting items they have uncovered and their importance to the oldest house in Berks County.
- Presenting new archaeological findings at the 1716 Mouns Jones House, including the newly uncovered root cellar.
- Guided tours of all four 18th century buildings of Morlatton Village.
- Ken Biles’ Native American Artifact Collection on display near the MJH.
10:30 am. At the White Horse Tavern. “Roots, Fruits, and Vegetables:” 18th Century Food Storage. A related presentation, by open hearth cooks Courtney Stevens and Susan Speros, about Colonial foodways, including the use and purpose of a root cellar, and 18thcentury food preparation and storage.
11 am and 1:30 pm. Presentation of the new play “Searching for Betsy Ross” sponsored by Chapter 21 Archaeologists. On the grounds of the MJH.