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1700s Pioneer Camp

111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901-9676

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Step back in time by visiting the 1700s historical frontier camp open daily from 1-5 pm Monday July 1st through Saturday, July 6th, at Hills Creek State Park's Campground Site #6.

Visitors are welcome to come and go between the open hours to see the skills used. There is a parking lot just prior to the campground on the left.

When the camp is not open to the public, a "closed" sign will be placed in front of it.  Learn what life was like. Longknife (Mel Stafford) and Singing Swan (Michele Comes) will be dressed in period clothing and perform activities of daily living using or making items from the 1700s. Talks are scheduled for 4pm on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th. On July 2nd learn the mountain man's budget and the contents of his back pack, on July 3rd learn all about the history of the eastern mountain man including dress and weaponry, on July 6th learn how to use a dutch oven for both cooking and baking. Displays will include items such as cone sugar, block tea, a bloodletting bowl, toaster, trivets, reflector oven and a fireplace set with tools. Longknife and Singing Swan will explain what they are doing and welcome questions about the camp. Visitors will be able to dress in period clothes and have their pictures taken with their cameras or cell phones. Free donuts will be provided to visitors while supplies last on Sunday July 7th.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 1pm to 5pm