Colonial York Day 2019

Schedule of Events:

10:00 AM -First Capital Fife and Drum performance

10:30 AM – Mortar Demonstration by Stephan Bradley, Lancaster Flying Camp

11:00 AM -Meet Baron Von Steuben, portrayed by Mark Hagenbuch

11:30 AM- “The Election Brawl of 1750”, a 20 minute live illustration of how York’s first election day unfolded.

12:30 PM- Mortar Demonstration by Stephan Bradley, Lancaster Flying Camp

1:00 PM- Meet Baron Von Steuben, portrayed by Mark Hagenbuch

1:30 PM – “The Election Brawl of 1750”, a 20 minute live illustration of how York’s first election day unfolded.

2:00 PM- 18th Century Law and Justice: A talk given by York County judge, Honorable Gregory M. Snyder, in the Colonial Courthouse.

2:30 PM – Mortar Demonstration by Stephan Bradley, Lancaster Flying Camp

3:00 PM- Closing Ceremony…Amid huzzahs and hisses.

 

Ongoing Activities:

  • Drinks of the Founding Fathers:  Participants will sample selections from …..  Taste tipples like punch, mimbo, Madeira, cider and whiskey as Murray Small of Dill’s Tavern shares their background.  ID required, limited spaces available. Sign-ups day of event, starting at 9:45 A.M.
  • Robert Mouland of Wireharp Productions will provide music, and entertainment using puppetry and a precursor to movies called a “rolling transparency.”
  • Colonial Crafts by Stone House History, and Frontier Living History
  • Gunsmith,  Dennis Amspacher
  • Blacksmith, Ty Zimmerman
  • Bladesmith, Jason Metzger
  • Log squaring by Dave Reed
  • 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 and Stone House History and others, breathing life into how people lived from the 1740’s to 1770’s.

Event Details

Colonial Complex
157 West Market Street
York, PA 17401

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Colonial York Day 2018

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

Free admission

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