According to Catoctin Banner
" The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. is hosting a Traditional Spring in the Village at the ca. 1810 Collier's Log House, located at 12607B Catoctin Furnace Road.
On Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 9am to 5pm, the public is invited to visit the log house, which will be decorated with spring flowers, plants and herbs, and filled with traditional crafts and foods.
Craft demonstrations will include pottery making, basketry, plein air painting, leather work, and weaving. Traditional music and foods will complete the ambiance of a village spring celebration, more than 200 years ago when Catoctin Furnace was in blast.
Spring fruit punch and baked goods made from village recipes handed down over multiple generations will be available for sale, as well as handmade crafts, such as soaps, baskets, pottery, crocheted and sewn items, spring wreaths, plants, herbs, and flowers in handmade small garden pots. Period furniture and reproductions will also be for sale.
Admission is free. Proceeds from the event will be utilized for the replacement of the hand split cedar shake roof on the historical structure, a critical need."
This is the kind of event that puts a smile on my face. Unfortunately, I won't be in my hometown this weekend to check it out. I love the fact that the Historical Society is using old family recipes and that they will be all sorts of craft demonstrations. If you are in the area and enjoy history, why don't you head out to the Catoctin Furnace. Oh, and please send photos!