2008-12-04 / Local & State

Rock Hill Farm Christmas Open House Dec. 6

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Conococheague Institute at Rock Hill Farm will celebrate "Memories of Christmas Past" at its annual Christmas open house on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Rock Hill Farm is located at 12955 Bain Road, Mercersburg.

"Our open house this year focuses on the Christmas customs of the early settlers of our area," said Conococheague Institute's executive director, Dr. Walter Powell. "The 1750s farmhouse will feature the traditions of 18th century England," Dr. Powell said. "The Negley Cabin dates back to the early 1800s and will highlight the German celebration along with an open hearth cooking demonstration."

The Welsh Barrens Visitors Center will include Christmas exhibits from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. Refreshments, special music and many more old-fashioned Christmas activities are planned, Dr. Powell added.

Conococheague Institute was founded in 1994 to interpret life on the Pennsylvania frontier at the time of the French and Indian War. Please call 717-328-3467 for additional information.

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