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June 2018

Stories on the Porch

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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General Hand Puppet Theatre

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

The premiere performance of the General Hand Puppet Theatre at the 2018 May Fair at Rock Ford Plantation was such a huge hit that it has now been scheduled for two additional performances on Sunday, June 24 at 11 am and 1 pm in the Rock Ford barn. This all-ages event is being presented in collaboration with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre. “The Hand Puppeteers worked so hard and are so dedicated that I thought they needed to keep the momentum…

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General Hand Puppet Theatre

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The premiere performance of the General Hand Puppet Theatre at the 2018 May Fair at Rock Ford Plantation was such a huge hit that it has now been scheduled for two additional performances on Sunday, June 24 at 11 am and 1 pm in the Rock Ford barn. This all-ages event is being presented in collaboration with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre. “The Hand Puppeteers worked so hard and are so dedicated that I thought they needed to keep the momentum…

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Stories on the Porch

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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July 2018

Meet the Gardener

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We invite you to visit the Rock Ford garden and meet the gardener to find out what is growing. This free activity is weather permitting and will be held on various dates throughout the season.

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Stories on the Porch

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Stories on the Porch

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Stories on the Porch

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Stories on the Porch

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Lecture: “My Dear General – The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette”

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

George Washington was many things to many people; a celebrated war hero… the first president of our nation… a surrogate father… In his young reader's book, "My Dear General – The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette," author Jeffrey E. Finegan brings this last aspect to life through richly detailed descriptions and research. Told from the perspective of the Marquis de Lafayette, "My Dear General" reveals the meteoric father-son relationship forged between Washington and the young French…

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