Colonial York Day 2019

Program schedule to be determined, stay tuned for details.

  • What’s in Lafayette’s Goblet?:  Participants will sample popular 18th century beverage selections.  Taste tipples like punch, mimbo, Madeira, cider and whiskey as Murray Small of Dill’s Tavern shares their background.  ID required, limited spaces available.

Ongoing Activities:

  • The .918 club (Heritage Press Museum) will demonstrate 18th century printing techniques
  • Robert Mouland of Wireharp Productions will provide music, and entertainment
  • Spoonmaker, Jay Ouliette
  • Blacksmith, Ty Zimmerman
  • Bladesmith, Jason Metzger
  • Tinsmith, Scott Baylor
  • Rail splitting by Dave Reed
  • Whiskey “mash” demonstration by Sam McKinney
  • Pillory “punishment” and photo opportunity
  •  “This is Home” family activity area:  When the town of York was first laid out, there was a requirement that a “substantial structure” be built within one year. That “substantial structure” had to be at least 16 feet by 16 feet. We’ll have a log footprint, 16 feet square with area designated as hearth, complete with cast iron cookware, etc, and furnished with a rope bed and straw mattress that can be laid on. Various chores and games round out the area.
  • Living historians from Frontier Living History, Stone House History and others, breathing life into how people lived from the 1740’s to 1770’s.
  •  Encampments featuring French and Indian War militia, as well as the Revolutionary War Continental Army. Talk with living historians and get  the back story leading up to the Revolution.

Event Details

Colonial Complex
157 West Market Street
York, PA 17401

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Colonial York Day 2019

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Colonial Complex, 157 West Market Street, York, PA 17403

Free admission

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