May 20-22, 2016
Join us in recreating a few days in the life of an early industrial village at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
Hopewell Furnace is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania and is a remarkably intact example of a 19th century iron furnace village.
The furnace, which still exists today, was in operation from 1771 to 1883 and produced a wide range of finished goods and raw materials.
The village includes the ironmaster’s house, the furnace complex, several dwelling houses, a boarding house, a blacksmith shop, a spring house, barns, and outbuildings.
The setting is rural with little modern distractions and naturally beautiful.
This civilian-only event will portray everyday life in Hopewell Village in 1860. There will be both sustained first person and third person areas with room for impressions ranging from servants and apprentices to wealthy visitors from Philadelphia. For many years Hopewell Furnace National Park Historic Site has mainly interpreted the making of iron. This will be an opportunity to interpret the lives of people who not only made the iron possible, but of the villagers who made Hopewell village self-sufficient.
Attendance is by invitation only.
Please contact Jessica Craig at snowcraig[a]ymail.com with any inquiries.