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‘Living history’ at ‘Make it a Heathsville Saturday’

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm

There are always lots of reasons to visit Heathsville, but Saturday, September 17 is one of the best days to “Make It a Heathsville Saturday.” The entire community is coming together to offer a variety of fun shopping and things to do in conjunction with the Heathsville Farmers Market.

Tavern volunteers will also have a free activity table for children, where they’ll be making a colonial reading lamp. Before there was electricity, candles were used in candle holders or in punched-tin lanterns. At this event, kids will punch “tin” (foil) and wrap it around a glass holder. They’ll take away their own “punched-tin” lantern, along with a tea light for use at home.

As part of this month’s market theme, members from local historical groups will be setting up a “Living History” encampment outside Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. A display of historical flags will also be on view. See folks in costume and learn about local history. Groups representing the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, and Black History will all be present.