The Friends of Jerusalem Mill sent along the following details about its upcoming Colonial Craftsmen Weekend Oct. 8 & 9:
JERUSALEM MILL VILLAGE AWAKENS THE PAST FOR COLONIAL EVENT
Kingsville, MD—The Friends of Jerusalem Mill announces Colonial Craftsmen Weekend on October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Jerusalem Mill Village in the Gunpowder Falls State Park. Visitors will almost believe they’re time traveling during this unique event, as Jerusalem Mill Village comes alive with activities reminiscent of the days back in 1772 when Isaiah Linton and David Lee opened the Jerusalem gristmill for business. The event re-creates a rural market fair and encampment where goods can be bought, sold, or bartered, and where artisans and reenactors demonstrate age-old crafts and trades.
Visitors can wander through the camps, talk with crafters and living history interpreters, shop at the merchants’ tents, and tour the historic buildings. Along with a hands-on-history play camp for kids, Colonial Craftsmen Weekend features demonstrations of trades, crafts, clothes, and customs of the time. Modern food vendors and merchants will also be on site.
Admission each day is $7.00 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6-16, seniors age 60+, and active duty military with ID. The special family rate for 2 adults with 3 or more children is $25. Admission for children ages 5 and under is free. Pets are not permitted on site during this event.
Once a thriving Quaker settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries, Jerusalem Mill Village is now a year-round Living History destination that encourages visitors to think about the past from a personal point of view. To learn more about Jerusalem Mill Village and Colonial Craftsmen Weekend, please visit www.jerusalemmill.org and click on Events.
This event is sponsored by Friends of Jerusalem Mill, in cooperation with Gunpowder Falls State Park, and is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board, and by local businesses who support the Village’s activities with generous sponsorships. ###