Heritage Day coming to Monroeville Saturday
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.