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June 2018

Meet the Gardener

June 3 @ 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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Lecture: The Archaeology of a Pioneer Settler’s Cabin: The 1714 Hans Graff Site

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

Dr. Timothy Trussell of Millersville University presents "The Archaeology of a Pioneer Settler's Cabin: The 1714 Hans Graff Site." The early pioneers of Lancaster County were extremely influential in setting the pattern for later development of broad swaths of the United States, through generations of out-migration in the 1700’s.  These flows of people carried the culture, lifeways, agricultural practices, and even architectural styles from Lancaster County to many other areas of the country.  For the first time, the original site of…

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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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