This past weekend, just as the weather really started to feel autumn-like, the Fort Freeland Heritage Society held their annual Heritage Days festivities at the Hower Slote Farm Grounds. Members and volunteers dressed in colonial attire overtook the grounds with tents showcasing foods, crafts, and trades of a time long gone by. Visitors to Heritage Days could try apple shoo-fly pie, three sisters’ stew, and potato candy, among many other things. Demonstrations were given by a blacksmith, a potter, and there were tours of the Hower-Slote home. In the barn, many different craftsmen presented their wares, including caned chairs and hand-stitched quilts. You could even watch some young volunteers make rope. There truly was something for everyone. The Fort Freeland Heritage Society works to preserve the history and heritage of the Warrior Run area, and this event certainly was a testament to that mission. It was a wonderful way to spend a fall day. Make sure you check it out next year!
Montgomery Area Events
October 12 – Fall craft show and chicken barbecue, 10 a.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Watsontown. Live entertainment by The McNett Country Band at noon.
October 16 – History of Local Dairies Presentation, 7 p.m., Eagle Grange #1, Rt. 15, Montgomery.
October 16 – Montgomery School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Montgomery Area High School, 120 Penn St., Montgomery.