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June 2017

Stories on the Porch

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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July 2017

Stories on the Porch

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Stories on the Porch

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Stories on the Porch

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome.  Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Stories on the Porch

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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August 2017

Stories on the Porch

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Rock Ford Lobster Picnic

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Rock Ford Lobster Picnic is a fun and casual evening to benefit Historic Rock Ford! This event will be held in the Event Tent by the Rock Ford Barn. Dinner includes your choice of: Steak $75, Lobster $85 or Steak & Lobster $100 (baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and butter, and blueberry cobbler). Live Music Cash Bar For reservations, call the Rock Ford office at 717-392-7223. RSVP deadline is Friday, August 11, 2017.  

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Lecture Series: The Whiskey Boys and the Watermelon Army: Tax Protests on the Pennsylvania Frontier in the Early American Republic

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Beginning in 1791, farmers in western Pennsylvania protested the whiskey tax, an excise on distilled spirits imposed by the new federal Congress.  Resistance grew into a rebellion that, by 1794, instigated an armed confrontation with the new national government. To suppress the uprising, President George Washington himself led a 13,000-man army into the field. The Whiskey Insurrection was more than a battle about taxes: it was nothing less than a contest over the meaning of the American Revolution. This lecture…

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October 2017
$15

Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Journey to Sleepy Hollow ... one last time! We invite you to experience this original 45-minute immersive play performed in the candlelit rooms of the first floor of the Rock Ford mansion. Guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room as Rock Ford is transformed into the Van Tassel Family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Due to space considerations,…

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$15

Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Journey to Sleepy Hollow ... one last time! We invite you to experience this original 45-minute immersive play performed in the candlelit rooms of the first floor of the Rock Ford mansion. Guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room as Rock Ford is transformed into the Van Tassel Family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Due to space considerations,…

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