Homestead Event To Be Blast From The Past

Tuesday May 26th, 2015

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Butter churning is a fun experience families can have on their PD Day at the Time Travel Morning.

Cast away the burdens of modern living at the John R. Park Homestead during Time Travel Morning, a perfect way to spend the June 5th PD day with your family.

Participants in this unique event will don an array of old-fashioned garb as they begin their immersive experience into 1850s pioneer living on the shores of Lake Erie.

“While many of our visitors already enjoy the opportunity to see how John and Amelia Park lived, this event is a whole new opportunity to actually experience their way of life,” explained John R. Park Homestead Curator Kris Ives. “We do allow adults to bring their cameras to take pictures, but otherwise modern life is cast off for this special event.”

Visitors will be busy from the start of this two hour program. They’ll help to pump water, churn butter, practice woodworking and harvest in the garden while wearing the Homestead’s period appropriate clothing. They’ll also tour the Homestead’s grounds, play traditional games and enjoy a pioneer snack.

“This event is a fantastic memory-making experience for families,” Ives added. “There’s something for all ages and it’s a great opportunity to take time away from computer screens and cell phones to enjoy some good old fashioned pioneer fun!”

The two hour program runs between 10am and Noon on Friday, June 5 at the John R. Park Homestead. A $15 per person fee applies and advance registration is required. Purchase four or more tickets and receive a $5 Homestead gift shop voucher. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch and enjoy the Homestead’s grounds after the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this family-friendly program. Closed toed shoes are required. Guests are asked to communicate any special needs in advance.

Registration is available online here.

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