A step back in time

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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.

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