Art of the Forge A Blacksmith Workshop

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Two-day workshop | Saturday-Sunday June 9-10th 2018 | 10:00am – 4:00pm | Lower Town, Blacksmith ShopInstructor: David Dufficy Workshop Fee: $150.00 per person (Minimum age to participate is 18 years old) Includes materials, supplies and instruction. Registration closes on June 3, 2018 Class Size: Limited to 6 participants Description: Nineteenth century blacksmiths were crucial. Their trade varied from keeping doors on hinges and wagons in proper working order to making weapons for the town's US Armory for national defense. Learn this historic trade and echo the clang of the hammer on hot iron - just as they did 150 years ago! 

George Washington's Birthday Cherry Pie Workshop

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Celebrate George Washington's birthday by baking cherry pie the old-fashioned way! On Saturday, February 16, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will offer a 3-hour baking workshop, where participants will have the chance to bake and enjoy a slice of fresh fruit pie baked the 19th century way on a wood or coal burning stove. Learn about the connections between the town’s early industrial history and local immigrant Baker and Brewer, Frederick Roeder. Compare 19th century baking methods and discover how the historic Victorian system of food production, today called the slow food movement, was achieved. A workshop fee of $50.00 for adult participants covers baking ingredients and instruction by park staff in woodstove oven management. This event is suitable for children 12 and up with an attending parent. Registration closes on February 9 and is limited to 6 participants. (Note: If the government shutdown continues, this program will be postponed.)

Grand Civic & Military BBQ Historic Experience

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Grand Civic and Military BarbequeSaturday October 13th 2018| 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Lower TownHistoric Experience Fee: $20.00 per person. Includes 19th century style barbecue meal and program. Size of event: 100 people can participate in this historic experience and program. Description: Experience this catered mid-19th century citizen and military barbecue and learn how locals reacted to abolitionist John Brown’s Raid in October, 1859.*Tickets are available day of, however pre-registration is recommended to ensure entrance. 

While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads Workshop

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"While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads" Roeder's Confectionery on High Street**LIMITED AVAILABILITY**December 9th 11am- 2 spaces Instructor: Carol Anderson Workshop Fee: $25.00 per person (Children under 6 years old may attend for free with a registered adult) Includes supplies for candy recipes and instruction from a foodways expert. Registration closes on November 24, 2018 Class Size: Limited to 4 participants per class Description: A Victorian candy-making workshop. Learn the art and mystery of the confectioner’s Yuletide trade of making treats. Explore the world of sugar work and making of clear toy candy.