Catasauqua Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

‘Pa.-Dutch Fall Fest’ at Troxell-Steckel

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A “Pennsylvania-Dutch Fall Harvest Festival” will be held 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.

The festival features vintage farm equipment, tours, crafts and activities.

“Visitors will travel in time as they see wagons, carriages, sleighs, and other history relics, dating back almost 200 years,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

Visitors will discover the world of antique horse-powered farm tools, including early plows and a one horse-power treadmill that was powered by a single horse.

Visitors can experience old-fashioned chores such as trying a butter churn. Children will be able to make scarecrows and color hex signs.

Tours of the Troxell-Steckel farmhouse will be led every 15 minutes by Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum educators in costume, portraying family members from the 1800s. Self-guided tours of the barn will be ongoing throughout the day.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074