2022 Event Calendar Announcement
Dear Members and Supporters
2022 is looking to be an exciting year, even bigger and better then the last. We'll have more events, more homeschool days, and some nice surprises in store.
Here are just a few of the 2022 Calendar dates to look forward to at the Conococheague Institute:
Thursday 10th March: CVBA Mixer at CI - Cymru and Eire Cultural Experience. 4pm to 6pm
Members of the CVBA network and CI supporters are invited to partake in light drinks and snacks while enjoying this beautiful 30 acre site, or truly soak yourself in history by stepping into their 18th Century Tavern and try a genuine historic charcuterie, stew and perhaps even a drink tasting or two.
CI focuses on Culture and Nature, and so will celebrate the Welsh and Irish holidays (Saint David's Day March 1st, Saint Patrick Day March 17th) with this mixer with meals and drinks inspired by both cultures. Contact us to RSVP.
Saturday 28th May: History and Nature Celebration
Dive into the best of CI's History while exploring the Natural resources that surround it.
Nature Hikes, Birding, Gardening, Crafts, Programs, Games and more kick off the beginning of an exciting Summer Season at the Conococheague Institute.
Saturday 2nd July: Militia Muster of Old Welsh Run
Celebrate America's Birthday weekend in Revolutionary style!
This program will allow visitors to experience a rural militia muster and marvel at the military prowess of the 18th Century soldier, the life of civilians following the army, and aspects of a rural Pennsylvania community. Centered around the Tavern at the CI, join the fun by partaking in drill, crafts and other activities. In addition to scheduled programs and vignettes, programming will be ongoing through the day such as cooking, local commerce, itinerant trades, signing oaths of allegiance and more.
Saturday 17th September: Harvest Faire and Fall Frolic Fundraiser
History comes to life throughout the day as an authentic 18th Century Market is recreated at our homestead. Take in the smells and atmosphere of a traveler visiting the faire with craft demonstrations, games, food and more.
In the evening our Fall Frolic Fundraiser will be a ticketed event with food, drink, entertainment and fundraising activities to help secure CI's funds for its educational programming. Contact CI for more information.
Saturday 5th November: Bonfire Night
Experience a special evening under the stars as we celebrate Bonfire Night
Learn about the history of the event with Guy Fawkes, engage in Tavern song and dance, games and festivities, food and drink, all culminating in an evening Bonfire program that is not to be missed!
Saturday 17th December: Colonial Christmas at CI
Join us on the homestead and learn about the traditions of Christmas time during the 18th Century. See a Feast prepared, try your hand at Gingerbread baking, Wassailing, Games and more make the holiday season come alive. Plus pick up a Stocking stuffer in our store!
We hope you will bring your friends and family to all these events (and our weekly Saturday Programs too).
For more information contact us and stay tuned for more announcements and press releases as we move forward
Collaborations and Outreach
At the Conococheague Institute we are proud to partner with organizations in the area that are in line with our mission to preserve our cultural and natural resources.
You can often find CI doing outreach and partner events and vice versa. Some groups even use CI as a host for some of their own programs.
“SOAR” Bird Walks (“Studying Ornithology Around the Region”) May 7th and 21st, and November 5th and 19th
Birding enthusiasts Larry and Sharon Williams lead bird walks along hiking trails at various locations around the region. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and may bring identification books and binoculars. Free.
Check their Calendar of Events to find the location for specific dates, or email them at: email@example.com.
Soar will be using CI's grounds and trails on May 7th and 21st, and November 5th and 19th. Walks start at 8am at the Visitor Center and are free to all.
To learn more about the Institute visit https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/
Fort Loudoun Market Fair June 24, 25, 26 9am-5pm
Experience the sights and sounds of an 18th Century Market Fair that features over 50 18th Century artisans, an encampment, demonstrations, artisanal food, a blanket trader flea market, early American and Celtic music, and the Faire Wynds Circus.
CI will be present at the fair with it's travelling Tavern program. Learn more about Fort Loudoun at http://www.fortloudounpa.com/