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2014 CALENDAR
Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec


(All Events, Times, and Prices subject to change)

Check back often for changes and additions.
Many special highlight activities are added for the summer season!

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Please check back often for new happenings
including many extra "highlights" (craft demonstrations, etc.)

January 2014:

School Programs: Teachers see the Educational Programs or Educational Resources sections

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February 2014:
School Programs: Teachers see the Educational Programs or Educational Resources sections
Cabin FeverCabin Fever Workshop

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014
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March  2014:
School Programs: Teachers see the Educational Programs or Educational Resources sections
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April 2014:

School Programs: Teachers see the Educational Programs or Educational Resources sections

Saturday, April 5 - Eggs, Rabbits and Trees – A Pennsylvania-German Easter
Why does the Easter Bunny bring eggs, and where did that start anyway? Where did egg trees come from? Many of our Easter customs came from Germany. Learn how to dye eggs the old-fashioned way, taste a warm fastnacht that you made yourself, and more, in this one-day only program that explores the roots of our modern American Easter. Join us on Saturday, April 5 at either 10:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 3:00 and have a great time learning more about it. The cost is only $7.00 or $5.00 for members. Seating is limited, so call Quiet Valley at 570-992-6161 to reserve your seat. We look forward to seeing you.

Saturday, April 12 - Wildlife on the Farm at 7pm - Monroe County Environmental Education Center will be having a special presentation at their facility at 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. This program is the first in a series of joint events between Quiet Valley and MEEC. Roger Spotts will be the presenter. It promises to be a very enjoyable and informative presentation, The cost is $5.00 or $3.00 for MEEC and Quiet Valley members, children under 12 free. Plan on joining us!

NEW!! Early Spring Tour Program - Open Wed. - Fri., April 16, 17, 18 between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. Get a special peek at the farm in early Spring. Bring the family out to see the animals, visit the historic buildings and breath in some fresh, country air. Only $8.00 for adults & $4.00 for children ages 3-12. Come out and visit for a spell and enjoy this 90 minute tour, but we close at 4pm so don't be late!

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May 2014:
School Programs: Teachers see the Educational Programs or Educational Resources sections

Sat., May 3, 10 am to 4 pm - Spring Tours

Sat., May 10, 10 am to 4 pm - Spring Tours

Rabbit May 17-18: Farm Animal Frolic (Click here for more information)

May 17& 18, Sat. & Sun., 10 am to 5pm (or as long as they last) :
Friends of Quiet Valley Plant Sale
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Do you want nice, healthy vegetable and herb plants for your garden this summer?
Gary Oiler is busy growing hundreds of seedlings including both heirloom and modern day varieties. Select from tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers - hybrid and heirloom, cabbage, broccoli, Spanish onions, herbs, Job’s tear plants, marigolds, Jacob’s Cattle bean seeds, and more. These will be strong, home-grown plants with many varieties not available at your local garden stands and “box” stores. The sale of these plants benefits Quiet Valley. Here’s your chance to buy some vigorous seedlings raised by an experienced horticulturist and to enjoy delicious, fresh produce from your own garden. Come out and support a good cause.

Ducklings May 24-25: Farm Animal Frolic (Click here for more information)

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June 2014:

* Highlights: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm and are included with admission. Schedules subject to change.

Sat., June 7, 10 am to 4 pm - Spring Tours

Sat., June 14, 10 am to 4 pm - Spring Tours

* Quilting - Every Wednesday, June 18– September 6
Come watch the Quiet Valley Quilters work on this year’s quilt which is raffled off at the annual Harvest Festival in October.

* Bake Oven - Every Saturday, June 21– August 31
On Saturdays the outdoor brick bake oven is fired up and in use. Come watch the bread being baked, learn about this basic farm activity and try a sample.

June 21, Sat. - 10 am to 5 pm - Open for the summer ! ! !
Check out all the happenings for today:
Garden Party

7th Annual Summer Garden Party from 10 to 4 -

The Summer Garden Party offers lots of favorite activities such as:

  • Learn how to grow vegetables & use herbs.
  • Tour the gardens & try some samples - Tours given throughout the day
  • Demonstrations & Presentations
  • Children's Area - Veggie Art, Summer Solstice Crafts, Good Clean Fun Area
  • Medicinal Herbs, Culinary Herbs - Recipes and Samples, Bake Oven

Whether you already garden or would like to learn how, the Summer Garden Party is the place to be. If you don’t have a lot of space, it doesn’t matter! Gardening can take place in a window box or large pot! So come on out and join us Saturday June 21st which happens to be the opening day of summer tours. What a wonderful, relaxing way to start your Quiet Valley summer!

PCA Logo(This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding partnership. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in the region by the Pocono Arts Council.)

Victorian Tea


Victorian Tea at 2pm
- Tea sandwiches, salad, cake & cookies, tea & lemonade, favors, door prizes, music, speaker. Cost: $12.00 with reservations or $15.00 at the door. Please call to reserve available seating, 570-992-6161 or E-mail.

 


Tuesday, June 24 - Highlight - Rye Straw Crafts - Rye straw is a practical material for storage baskets because it discourages rodents and other pests. In the hands of a craftsman, it also makes beautiful baskets as well as hats. Bee skeps are another item that for many years were commonly made out of straw.

Thursday, June 26 - Highlight - Wheat Weaving - Wheat weaving as a craft is centuries old and was practiced in grain growing countries worldwide. It was a part of harvest rituals used to ensure a fruitful harvest. Early American settlers used wheat weaving as it is used today, for decorative purposes.

Fri., June 27, 8 am to 10 am - "Nesting Birds at the Farm" - Join Environmental Educator, Brian Hardiman for this morning bird walk to look for resident birds at Quiet Valley. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars. Quiet Valley is offering this program in cooperation with the Monroe County Environmental Education Center. Cost: $5.00 or $3.00 for EE Center and Quiet Valley members. Pre-registration is suggested by calling the Environmental Education Center at 570-629-3061. Reduced entrance fee for a Farm Tour for walk participants: $8.00 or $4.00 for children 3-12.

Saturday, June 28 - Children's Day & Civil War Encampment

Children's Day

 

A Scavenger Hunt, recess games, crafts, and lots of other fun all around the farm for children and their families!

 

Civil War Encampment

Civil War Encampment - 142nd PA Volunteer Infantry
Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29

The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. G, Re-enactor’s encampment is a living history presentation. They portray as accurately as possible the drill and everyday life of soldiers in the 1800’s. By doing this they honor those who fought and give us a glimpse into our local history and heritage. The militia encampment is from 10:30 AM to 3 PM on Saturday and 1PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.

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July 2014:

* Highlights: 10:00 am - 3: 30 pm and are included with admission. Schedule subject to change.

* Quilting - Every Wednesday, June 18– September 6
Come watch the Quiet Valley Quilters work on this year’s quilt which is raffled off at the annual Harvest Festival in October.

* Bake Oven - Every Saturday, June 21– August 31
On Saturdays the outdoor brick bake oven is fired up and in use. Come watch the bread being baked, learn about this basic farm activity and try a sample.

Saturday, July 5 - Highlight - Rug Braiding - Rug braiding was a practical way to recycle scraps of wool and bits of worn out clothing too small to be used for much else and repurpose them into something useful. Braided rugs could be as small as a bedside mat or large enough to cover a large area in front of a settee. Chair pads can be made using the same technique. These rugs would be warm underfoot and very durable.

Tuesday, July 8 - Highlight - Spinning & Weaving - For centuries spinning and weaving was a necessary activity for every family member. Preparation of the fiber, the spinning of thread or yarn and weaving of cloth were essential skills for the housewife. In early America much of a woman’s time was spent on this labor-intensive task. We will be demonstrating the processes of flax and wool and the spinning and weaving of both.

Thursday, July 10 - Highlight - From Flame to Bulb - Beginning with fire, civilization’s first source of man-made light, through the development of the electric light bulb in 1879, learn about the advancements made during that time in how man illuminated his world.

Friday, July 11 - Highlight - Butter Making

Saturday, July 12

Music in the Valley
*** 8th Annual Music in the Valley ***

Music in the Valley’s purpose is to perpetuate old time musical traditions.
11 am to 5pm -
A day to enjoy performances of traditional music of the time period. There will be free hands-on workshop, sing-a-longs, and more. Groups will perform at various venues about the farm. This event will be held under tents, rain or shine. Admission is $10.00 and $5.00 children (3-12).

At various time throughout the day:
Pocono Dulcimer Club, Druckenmillers, Young Geezers, Mixed Nuts, Keith Brintzenhoff (children/family music), Wagon Rides, Jam Session, History of Traditional Folk Music Presentation, etc.

Farm Tours, music and activities from 10:00am to 5:00pm

PCA Logo(This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding partnership. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in the region by the Pocono Arts Council.)

Tuesday, July 15 - Highlight - Wash Day - Before the modern day washing machine, dryer and the local dry cleaner laundry day was an all day affair. Come see the advances made in the 1800s from having to scrub your clothes on rocks by the river.

Thursday, July 17 - Highlight - Pottery - This craft has been practiced for thousands of years and was a way to provide families with basic plates, cups and other types of vessels. Today the same articles are made as well as many other functional and artistic items. Come see us throw some pots and maybe try your hand at this messy, but interesting art form.

Friday, July 18 - Highlight - Honey Bees - The obvious benefit to beekeeping is the honey, a readily available sweetener in a time when white sugar was imported and expensive. Don’t forget though the essential role that bees play in the pollination of fruits and vegetables. An additional benefit is the beeswax which is important in the making of sweet-smelling candles and other decorative items. Cliff Sunflower has a unique and highly entertaining presentation on bee keeping, honey and the life cycle of the honeybee. Adults will be amused and amazed, but children especially enjoy his interactive presentations. Please see Dancin' with the Honeybees

Saturday July 19, 2014 – 9 am

Rooster RunRooster Run

 

Quiet Valley Rooster Run

Start the day with us by participating in our 4rd Annual Cross Country Rooster Run/Walk at Quiet Valley. Race begins at 9 am and prizes will be awarded. The Farm is open for Tours from 10am to 5pm.
5k Cross Country Race & Walk
• Tour the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm property over hill and dale, past the farm ponds, pastures, apple orchards and historical buildings. Course has varying surfaces including grass, dirt, gravel and paved roads
Awards ceremony at 10 am. Click here for registration at TimberHill Timing

Thursday, July 24 - Highlight - Wheat Weaving - Wheat weaving as a craft is centuries old and was practiced in grain growing countries worldwide. It was a part of harvest rituals used to ensure a fruitful harvest. Early American settlers used wheat weaving as it
is used today, for decorative purposes.

Tuesday, July 29 - Highlight - The Kitchen Garden - Join the gardeners of Quiet Valley for a special tour of the Kitchen Garden. Learn about heirloom plants – varieties of vegetables, some very unusual, which were grown in the past. Heirloom varieties often have advantages, a natural resistance to pests, for example.

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August 2014: 

* Highlights: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm and are included with admission. Schedule subject to change.

* Quilting - Every Wednesday, June 18– September 6
Come watch the Quiet Valley Quilters work on this year’s quilt which is raffled off at the annual Harvest Festival in October.

* Bake Oven - Every Saturday, June 21– August 31
On Saturdays the outdoor brick bake oven is fired up and in use. Come watch the bread being baked, learn about this basic farm activity and try a sample.

Saturday, August 2

Heritage Craft Day
8th Annual Heritage Craft Day -
Saturday, August 2, 11 am to 4 pm and FarmTours from 10 to 5

Try your hand at early American skills and crafts - There are plenty of hands-on opportunities to interest the entire family. Check out crafts such as Basket Making, Wheat Weaving, Broom Making, Spinning, Weaving, Scherenschnitte, Quilling, Rug Braiding, Blacksmithing and more! There will be a children’s Make & Take area. As always the schedule is subject to change, but there will plenty for everyone to see and do.

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(This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding partnership. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in the region by the Pocono Arts Council.)

 



Tuesday, August 5 - Highlight - The Three Rs, One Room School - The schoolmarm will be holding class in the One-Room School. Join us and learn how your grandparents learned their three Rs (reading, writing & arithmetic) with all of those students of different ages and grades in one room.

Thursday, August 7 - Highlight - Medicinal Herbs - In the days before the family doctor was readily available, home remedies were useful for everyday ailments. Learn about ways different herbs and plants were used in treating common illnesses and injuries. Some practices were wise, some were foolish.

Friday, August 8, 10 am to 12 pm - "Old Forest Habitats at the Farm" - Join Environmental Education Coordinator, Roger Spotts for a stroll through the old Growth forest area on the farm, learning about tree idenrtification and the habitat the forest provides for a variety of wildlife. Quiet Valley is offering this program in cooperation with the Monroe County Environmental Education Center. Cost: $5.00 or $3.00 for EE Center and Quiet Valley members. Pre-registration is suggested by calling the Environmental Education Center at 570-629-3061. Reduced entrance fee for a Farm Tour for walk participants: $8.00 or $4.00 for children 3-12.

Friday, August 8 - Highlight - "Chair Caining" - Caning or seat weaving was an important craft in early America and is still popular today for use in both antique and modern furniture. Some chair seat bottoms and stools were woven with rush.  Eventually as imported products became easier to procure cane from trees in Asia was used and the seats were referred to as caned. The Shakers were known for using strips of “tape”, sometimes in two different colors, to create a checkerboard pattern on seat bottoms and chair backs. All of these types of materials made for strong seats and could add a decorative touch to homes.

Thursday, August 14- Highlight - Paper Craft Day or Moravian Paper Stars - Come enjoy a day dedicated to various forms of old time paper crafts, like Quilling, Scherenschnitte, Moravian Stars, Iris Paper Folding, Band Boxes and Perforated Paper. Beautiful and delicate decorations were made using these and other styles of paper crafting.

Tuesday, August 19- Highlight - Sauerkraut Day - Sauerkraut was an important staple in the early Pennsylvania German diet and a source of vital nutrients. See a special demonstration on sauerkraut preparation.

Thursday, August 21- Highlight - Food Preservation - In the time before modern transportation and refrigeration, survival depended upon putting by enough food to last from one harvest to the next and keeping it from spoiling. Learn how drying, smoking, pickling and canning were used in the past to preserve food stuffs.

August 23 & 24, Sat. & Sun., 10am to 5pm-

Pocono State Craft Festival * * * The Pocono State Craft Festival * * *

Quiet Valley is the host site for the 28th Annual Pocono State Craft Festival. So come on down to the farm to see some distinctive crafts on display for your shopping pleasure. From fine jewelry to woodworking, clothing, metal work, stained glass, basketry, pottery, leather, furniture and more there is something for everyone. Enjoy craft demonstrations, and Dixieland and Bluegrass music while enjoying festival food.

There will not be regular Quiet Valley admission or farm tours this day, but we will be offering wagon rides, bake oven operation, a bake sale, quilt raffle ticket sales, and our Gift Shop will be open.

For more information, artist application, and discount coupons, see poconocrafts.com

New Jersey Frontier GuardDuring the Craft Festival we will also have a French and Indian War Encampment of the New Jersey Frontier Guard. Check them out!
An accurate portrayal of life in the Royal Province of New Jersey duirng the French and Indian War, 1756 to 1763.

 

 

Tuesday, August 26 - Highlight - "Natural Dying" - The average Early American settler used wool from sheep and linen made from flax for their clothing. When processed both fibers are an off white to tan color. Since color in clothing was usually desirable the farm wife would have to use natural plant materials to dye the skeins of yarn or fabric. Come discover how cloth was given its vibrant colors in the era before chemicals.

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September 2014:

September 1, Mon. - Yes, we are open on this Monday, Labor Day for regular tours from 10am to 5pm.

We are extending our daily summer tours this year through Saturday, September 6

Saturday, September 6, after regular tours are over, from 4pm to 7pm - "Farm to Table Harvest Tour" - From 4:00pm to 7:00pm special tours go out every half hour; Evening tours of the farm will offer a unique look at traditional harvest practices; Food tastings will be held at four different areas of the farm and will feature seasonal,  locally sourced produce and food products. Apples, herbs, honey, corn are some of the foods that will be incorporated into the samples. The tour will include a visit to the kitchen garden and a demonstration of a harvest craft. Come out and support the farm museum while you enjoy this special evening tour and the delicious tastes of summer’s bounty.
$15.00 per person; $10.00 children 3-12
Reservations not necessary; last tour goes out at 7:00pm

Sat., September 13, 10 am to 4 pm - Fall Tours. Admission will be $5 for children (ages 3–12) and $8 for adults.

Wine Tasting

Sunday, September 14, 2 to 5pm - Wine Tasting at Cherry Valley Vineyards to benefit Quiet Valley. $20.00 per person. Assorted appetizers including brick oven pizza served. Silent Auction. Tickets must be purchased by Sunday, September 7. For tickets of more information, please contact Ann Negvesky at 570-350-2328 or E-mail .

 

Sat., September 20, 10 am to 4 pm - Fall Tours. Admission will be $5 for children (ages 3–12) and $8 for adults.

So mark your calendars now and plan to visit us this fall!

School Programs - Teachers see the Educational Programs or Teacher Resources sections

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October 2014:

Harvest Festival October 11 & 12, Sat. & Sun., 10 am to 5 pm -
H
arvest Festival
, Columbus Day Weekend

Heritage Craft Demonstrations, Tasty Country Foods, Folk Entertainment, Storytelling, Children's Activities, Handcrafted Items for Sale, Quilt Raffle (Click here for more information)


Friday, October 24 from 5 to 8pm, Saturday, October 25 from 1 to 8pm, and
Sunday, October 26, 1 to 5pm - . . . SPOOKY DAYS ON THE FARM . . .

Halloween on the FarmWe are open for public tours with a Halloween theme!

Learn some facts and fancies our Pennsylvania-German ancestors knew and believed. Hear the superstitions relating to planting, harvesting and barn building. Learn about some of the weird foods that they ate and how they were prepared. Visit the storyteller and hear some scary, and not so scary, stories for this spooky time of year. Take a wagon ride in the afternoon (FREE, weather permitting), join in singing some songs with our musician, and take a pony ride (extra charge, weather permitting). It promises to be a spooky day at Quiet Valley. Come out for a special treat as we share a look at the quirky and bazaar side of life in the 1800s!. Things get spookier after 5pm! As the fall winds down, come on out and spend a leisure day touring our historic buildings and enjoying our animals! Admission will be $5 for children (ages 3–12) and $8 for adults.

School Programs - Teachers see the Educationall Programs or Teacher Resources sections

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November 2014:

School Programs - Teachers see the Educational Programs or Teacher Resources sections

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December 2014:

OTC Manger December 6 & 7, Sat. & Sun. - Old Time Christmas (Click here for more information)
December 13 & 14, Sat. & Sun.- Old Time Christmas (Click here for more information)


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