A step back in time
Visitors to the Iron Hill Museum’s Archeology and Heritage Festival got a chance to learn about woodworking, colonial brewing techniques, weaving and a number of other time-tested skills on Sunday. This year’s theme was “Growing and Gathering: Farming on Iron Hill,” and the event also served to highlight the history of Iron Hill. Native Americans were first drawn to the land for its deposits of jasper, a stone used for making arrowheads and other tools. Later, Welsh and Irish settlers mined the site for iron.
Tony Shahan, from the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills, Pa., demonstrates how he makes fence hurdles.
Kate Martin, of Newark, demonstrates tablet weaving.
Marty Ersts, a Revolutionary War re-enactor from the 1st Delaware Regiment, plays the fife.
Jaleesa Pryce and Brianna Taylor make potpourri sachets at the John Dickinson Plantation booth.
Woodworker Rick Schuman, of Hartly-based For Woodness Sake, demonstrates his craft.