Norry 250th Celebration Includes Many History Lessons

Plenty of History to Learn at Norry 250 Celebrations

NORTHUMBERLAND – There will be plenty of fun activities and plenty of history lessons for the upcoming Norry 250th Celebration June 4 and 5. Hope Kopf of Northumberland, who is helping coordinate the activities, says there will be demonstrations of skills of yesteryear along King Street.

“Blacksmithing, tinsmithing, and bobbin lace making, open fire cooking and many others. Robert E. Lee is coming back. He’ll be digging a privy during the week and show us what he’s found.”

Along King Street, Kopf says there are older day food stands and even the kids can get involve, “A committee of three women who are making foods from back then and children can help make butter. All you have to do is put heavy cream in a jar and shake it and shake it and shake it. A bunch of kids can take turns doing it and then come back and try it.”

There will also be historic tours of the Joseph Priestley House. Kopf there will be plenty of historical activities there too, “There will be children’s games from yester-year, but there are new games.”

We’re going to be playing quoits and the Northumberland County Historical Society is going to have several different crafts to share with the children. The house itself will be open, no cost, for a tour, and there will be a petting zoo there.”

You can hear the full interview of what’s coming up for the Norry 250th Anniversary Celebration on the Podcast Page or wherever you listen to podcasts.


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