American Art Traditions



After a long hiatus where we did not have the technical expertise to update our website or the time to get help, we are back online!  Thank you all for your patience and your support!  Time has flown by since the holidays and Easter is fast approaching, plus spring craft shows.  We hope to see you again this year at one of the historical events we participate in!

Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf, March 22nd from 9am to 4pm.  New Covenant Christian School, Ebenezer PA (on Rt. 72 north of Lebanon).  This wonderful festival replaced the Pennsylvania German Fest at HAAC, with all things Pennsylvania German: food, traditional crafts and crafters in period costume, Historical Societies, Speakers on PA German subjects...  Free admission.  Eleanor and I will NOT have a table at this venue;  Jan will be helping at the Historic Schaefferstown Inc. table and may have a small selection of boxes there.  (A certain matter of Jan's broken arm has hampered our ability to produce!)

Union Canal Days,  May 17&18th,  celebrating the history of the Union Canal and the Union Canal Tunnel, in Lebanon, PA now restored!  Canal Boat Rides, traditional crafts and food (of  course).  Free Admission.  A great family outing!  www.lebanonhistory.org  (We may opt to participate in Schaefferstown United Methodist Church's Quilt Show - in the planning stages - rather than Canal Days.  We'll keep you posted!)

Traditional Cherry Fair and Early American Craft Show  Sat. June 28th.
Rt.  501 south, Schaefferstown, PA.  Schaefferstown residents have been celebrating the season with a Cherry Fair since the 1700's.  As Schaefferstown residents, we think the Schaeffer Farm and all that it offers is a well kept secret  -- one of the best living history venues around!  Traditional 18th and 19th century crafts and demonstrations, and early American entertainment.  Great FOOD, but of you want a home-made cherry pie, you need to get there early!  The Schaeffer Farm House is open for touring.  Hours: Sat. 10am-5pm.   Admission $5 per person; supervised 12 years and under free. http://www.hsimuseum.org/


When you purchase a piece from us, you are buying a piece of history! Each box has inside on a card or painted on the bottom, the origin of the decorative pattern painted on it.



Eleanor Sweeney


Jan Taylor


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