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Hands-On-Heritage Adult Learning Series

In each of these evening programs, we will learn some local history, try our hand at some seasonal heritage skills and take something home to share with our families.

Tyler State Park is again partnering with Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you Hands-On Heritage, an opportunity to learn a new/old skill.

Our topics this year:

October: Halloween and Pumpkins

November: An Early Thanksgiving

December:  Christmas in Pennsylvania

February: The Breadbasket

March: Spring Cleaning

May: Liber-Tea

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park

Who: Adults (teens ages 16+ are welcome to register with a parent)

Details and registration at www.thankfulsagefarmschool.com

Follow this event for updates.  I will post details of each months class in the comments below.

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tyler State Park, Classroom
101 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA 18940-1151


State Parks


Educational Programs, History



Target Audience

Teachers/Educators, Senior Citizens


$12 per person materials fee or all 6 classes for $60

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Tyler State Park 3/9/2017

In March, we will be discussing tips, customs, and recipes for spring cleaning in an early American home. In lieu of a take home craft, we will be demonstrating how to make lard soap. Each class member will be taking home a bar of Thankful Sage Farm School Soap.

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Tyler State Park 1/30/2017

I'm excited to learn the history of bread in Colonial PA and to make my sourdough bread starter! Register here: http://www.thankfulsagefarmschool.com/product/february-heritage-class-the-breadbaske

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Tyler State Park 11/17/2016

This month we'll discover the origin and local customs of America's annual Thanksgiving Day. As a take-home craft, we will be working on linograph prints (we’ll carve our own tile printing blocks!) inspired by folk art turkeys.

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Tyler State Park 10/5/2016

October 24, 2016
What: Halloween and Pumpkins in Colonial America
This month we will discuss pumpkins, folklore, and customs of Halloween in Early America. As a hands-on activity, we will be making brooms of herbs and natural materials. Materials provided.

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Tyler State Park 4/5/2016

On April 14, join us for a discussion of early American home candle making. We will try two different techniques.

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Tyler State Park 2/24/2016

March 10: Natural Dyes
This month we'll explore early dye making and discuss easy dyes to make from your home kitchen and garden. We will be using our natural dyes to color eggs that you can display for years to come.

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Tyler State Park 1/14/2016

FEBRUARY: Tin in Early Philadelphia
This month we'll explore and discuss the growing industry of tinsmithing and common early uses. As a hands-on activity, we will try our hand at punching tin using early Pennsylvania motifs. Materials provided.

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