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A target shooter and avid hunter, I collected many of the guns in Landis Valley's collection
A target shooter and avid hunter, I collected many of the guns in Landis Valley's collection

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Experience life in Lancaster County during the 1860’s at Landis Valley’s annual Civil War Days. Witness cavalry and musket drills, tour the camp, take wagon rides, and talk to civilian and military re-enactors, including Abraham Lincoln. Kids: participate in hands-on activities and play some historic games. Food will be available for purchase. The event runs from 10 AM to 4 PM on July 22 & 23. Admission: Adults/$12, Senior/$10, Ages 3-11/$8, Ages 2 & Under/Free. Parking is free. For more information, call 717-569-0401.

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Experience life in Lancaster County during the 1860’s at Landis Valley’s annual Civil War Days. Witness cavalry and musket drills, tour the camp, take wagon rides, and talk to civilian and military re-enactors, including Abraham Lincoln. Kids: participate in hands-on activities and play some historic games. Food will be available for purchase. The event runs from 10 AM to 4 PM on July 22 & 23. Admission: Adults/$12, Senior/$10, Ages 3-11/$8, Ages 2 & Under/Free. Parking is free. For more information, call 717-569-0401.

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Herb Faire: New Heirloom Offerings
by Joanne Ranck-Dirks Some of the tomato crop from 2016 Every year, we conduct a few tomato trials of heirloom varieties that are new to us.  Our volunteers evaluate the tomatoes and if the tomato doesn't get a strong "yes" vote, we don't grow it again.  Th...

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Luck to You in the New Year (with Pork & Sauerkraut)
Blog Post by Shayla Carey Luck, be it good or bad, is a useful psychological impetus
in our daily lives.  Never mind that
walking under a ladder is unsafe:  it’s
unlucky and so we go around it.  For that
reason, we probably save ourselves a lot of hurt from...

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Calm Down this Holiday Season with Chamomile
Guest blog entry by Dr. Irwin Richman What can be more calming than a nice cup of chamomile tea?  The apple-scented tea is made from two different chamomiles:  either German chamomile ( Matricaria chamomilla ), or Roman or garden chamomile ( Chamaemelum nob...

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Traditional Yeast Making from Potatoes
Blog entry by Dan Silfies Some of the potato yeast breads baked in the bake oven Hello from the Tavern. So far, I've been busy this spring
baking away in the bake oven every Friday. This year I decided not to use store
bought yeast and to grow it traditiona...

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Blog entry by Shayla Carey Don with rootstocks awaiting grafting Last week, with the help of Don Zeigler, co-founder of the
Backyard Fruit Growers, Landis Valley welcomed 150 baby bees and 20 new baby
trees to its horticultural family. It was an easy delive...

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The Museum Store Upgrade
Guest blog entry by Museum Store manager Terry Kreider New displays are being created at the Landis Valley Museum Store January and February are traditionally slow months in the
store and we are taking advantage of the reduced traffic to do a major over
hau...

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The Fine art of Finely Made Sauerkraut
Blog Post by Dan Silfies I always say homemade sauerkraut is better than store bought
sauerkraut. Today many don’t take the time to make it and don’t realize the
stronger flavor of homemade sauerkraut.   If you have a clean crock, that will
work great but, ...

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Preserving the Fortna Family’s Pumpkin Pie
Blog entry by Joanne Ranck-Dirks A pair of Fortna White pumpkins The Heirloom Seed Project is committed to seed preservation.  One piece of the program that brings us joy
is sharing these garden heirlooms with others and also knowing that sometimes
we’re sa...
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