Lincoln Day Breakfast Buffet – Join us on Saturday, April 18thfrom 7 to 11 am as we honor our fallen 16th President who died 150 years ago. This special breakfast will feature live Civil War music and offer the following menu items: country sausage, bacon, scrapple, chipped creamed beef, ham, scrambled eggs, corn cakes, pancakes, country fries, fruit cobbler, juice, hot coffee, and Abraham Lincoln’s favorite --gingerbread! To honor this great president we will not only highlight Lincoln’s great strength as a politician but also touch on his “down-home” roots and demonstrate rail splitting. Hay Creek volunteers will show you how rails were split with an axe, a “mall” (aka sledgehammer), and three or four iron wedges.
In addition, April 18th marks the grand opening for our spring/summer flea markets at Joanna Furnace. Vendors will be selling many items including household & antique items, tools, kids clothing & toys, books, and so much more. Individuals interested in having a booth may contact Kathleen for more information: 610-914-8152. Booths are first-come first-served and cost $10.00 each. (The booth includes space for your car.)
Guided tours of the Joanna Furnace historic site will also be available. Tours start at the Blowing Engine House and will last approximately 1 hour.
Gardening By the Month – Starting on Tuesday April 21st and lasting until June come to Joanna Furnace and learn about Herb Gardening. The classes will cover herb planting, harvesting, uses, potpourri making and much more. For more information email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants can register for one class or for the entire six-class program.
Hay Creek Festival – Friday – Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2015. Join us for our 39th annual celebration as you will step back in time and enjoy a living history experience that will take you back 200 years! Craft and antique vendors are also needed for this event.