ShareThis Page

Heritage Day coming to Monroeville Saturday

Dillon Carr
| Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Christopher Bittner, 3, paints a pumpkin during this year's Heritage Day Festival, presented by the Monroeville Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the site of Monroeville's historic McGinley House and McCully Log House.
Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune-Review
Christopher Bittner, 3, paints a pumpkin during this year's Heritage Day Festival, presented by the Monroeville Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the site of Monroeville's historic McGinley House and McCully Log House.

Honeybees and other seasonal activities will be on display during Saturday's Heritage Day Festival at the two historical houses in Monroeville.

The McGinley House and the McCully House, at 2381 McGinley Road, will open for self-guided tours during the festival, which includes seasonal activities and demonstrations.

“There's so much of Monroeville's and America's past there in the houses. And we even have outhouses,” said Mary Lou Span, chairman of the Monroeville Historical Society.

There will be pony rides, craft making, farm animals to pet and other interactive demonstrations such as how to churn butter and how to write your name with a calligraphy pen.

Crafts include pumpkin painting, making yarn dolls and decorating a scarecrow.

Festival attendees will also be encouraged to taste bread and corn bread baked in an outdoor oven – and use freshly churned butter. Also available for a taste are apple cider and donuts. Nathan's Catering will have various sandwiches will be available for purchase.

President of the Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association John Yakim said a member of the association will set up a hive and explain the bees' honey-making process. Honey will be for sale.

Admission is free, but small fees are required for pony rides and making crafts. The festival will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. Parking will be available along McGinley Road, which is near Forbes Hospital, and at a vacant lot near the event.

For more information, visit their website. www.monroevillehistorical.org.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, dcarr@tribweb.com or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.