June 13-16, 2018

Summer Institute

Summers at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum are both educational and fun.  Take a trip and discover the historical treasures of Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Learn a new skill and unearth a passion for a craft or trade. Make some new friends with people from all over the country.  It's all here at Landis Valley this summer.


Classes

The making of band boxes is a very old craft and, in this class, you'll learn the history, use and art of creating your own wallpaper covered, hand-sewn containers. You will make a medium-sized oval box of cardboard covered with vintage wallpaper and lined with old newspapers. Other boxes can be made as time permits.

Susan Kelleher has been making band boxes and other historic handcrafts for decades, sharing her work with the public as an interpreter at Landis Valley and later as an instructor. Her other specialties include weaving rye straw baskets.

Cost:  $211.00 ($200.75 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code BBSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code BBSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Traditional Band Boxes.

In this class, you'll learn to transfer a painted design onto a large piece of paper; then you will use that piece as a cover for a book that you will bind yourself. Journal in the book for years to come and you will have created a piece that's all you! All supplies are included.

Cost:  $225.00 ($214.75 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code MBSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code MBSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online Paper Marbling and Traditional Bookbinding

This class will teach you the history of Fraktur--German calligraphy--while you create your own pieces based on original artwork references. As you work, you'll get an introduction to how to make the beautiful lettering used in this folk art form.

Cost:  $220.00 ($210.00 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code IFSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code IFSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Introduction to Fraktur

This class is designed for students with little to no food preparation skills and who have never cooked on an open hearth. We will prepare traditional PA German foods each day, such as noodles, sausage, cabbage dishes, etc.

Peggy Gelnett has 20+ years of hearth cooking experience and sharing those skills and this aspect of her PA Dutch ancestry is something about which she is passionate. She currently has 2 apprentices in hearth cooking and she is a journeyman under the Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society in Northumberland County.

Cost:  $250.00 ($240.00 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code BOHSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code BOHSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Finding Your Way Around the Hearth

If you have a passion for cheese, yogurt, or other dairy products, this class is for you. You'll learn the basics of keeping a cow or goat, "milk chemistry," and the effects of pasteurization and homogenization as Barbara, a retired veterinarian, teaches you to make cheese, butter and yogurt.

Dress for being outside part of the day.

Cost:  $205.00 ($195.00 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code HDSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code HDSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Keeping a Home Dairy

Learn the art of penny rug applique as you make a 36" long scalloped wool rug. The piece incorporates a whimsical watermelon and strawberry design using four different stitches. As you work, you'll learn how to cut out your applique pieces and position them on your base, what wool is best and how to prepare it, and what kind of thread and needle to use.

Janice Sonnen has been hooking rugs and making penny rugs for the past 16 years. She has written a book on penny rugs, "Penny Rugs: Sewing Wool Applique." She is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and Reading-Berks Craftsmen Guild. She has been picked for the Early American Life Magazine Directory of Craftsmen for ten years.

Cost:  $255.00 ($244.75 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code PRSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code PRSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Penny Rug with Watermelon and Strawberry

This class will take you past the basics of 18th and 19th century cooking in the Landis Valley Tavern hearth and bake oven. This is a hands-on class in which basic knowledge of hearth cooking will be helpful. You will use period recipes and equipment to prepare spit roasted meat, planed fish, boiled pudding, cheese, bread, wafers, syllabub and more. Each day will end with a meal of class made dishes.

Instructor and food historian Linda Zeigler has 30 years experience with hearth cooking, and bake ovens. She has demonstrated and interpreted historic foodways at many central PA museums. Linda has a passion for all aspects of 18th and 19th century domestic life and enjoys passing her knowledge on to others through demonstrations and classes.

Please bring an apron and dress in long pants or skirts of natural fiber. No synthetic material. Wear close-toed shoes.

Cost:  $240.00 ($230.00 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code HCSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code HCSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Hearth Cooking $#151 Beyond the Basics

Join Lancaster County photographer Jennifer MacNeill on a creative photowalk around the grounds of Landis Valley. Explore nooks, crannies, and new spaces not usually open to the public. Improve your skills photographing animals, landscapes, people and still life. Jennifer's work has been published in National Geographic and she will help you learn to see what makes an artful image using light and composition. Participants will also have hands-on opportunities to learn the functions of their camera and share the images they have created online after the class.

Cost:  $100.00 ($95.00 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code APSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code APSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for The Art of Photographing Landis Valley

Learn the art of fancy painting or grain painting using present day acrylic glazes on two frames and two small boxes to replicate the look used by 18th century folk artists. Jim will show you how to prep the pieces and experiment with a variety of graining tools on practice boards to work out your designs. Then, you will learn how to finish the projects with distressing/antiquing effects.

Workshop instructor Jim King has a B.A. in art from Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. He began studying vinegar painting in the 1980s when he became inspired by gain painting antiques he was collecting. He purchased blanket chests in disrepair at auctions and flea markets and then restored them and applied vinegar painted surfaces. He had difficulty finding smaller chests and started having Old Order cabinetmakers copy his antiques which he then grain painted using a variety of traditional techniques.

Cost per session:  $295.00 ($285.00 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code GPSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code GPSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Grain Painting

In this class, you will have a choice of building a 19th century whirligig, a wooden weathervane, or various colonial toys depending on how many days you sign up for. No woodworking experience needed--just a desire to make something fun!

Cost per session:  $215.00 ($205.00 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code WGSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code WGSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Early American Folk Art & Whirligigs

A hearth broom is a beautiful and functional piece to have in any living room--one that even a beginning blacksmith or broom maker can show off with pride. On day one, you will craft a decorative handle in the blacksmith shop and on day two you'll weave broom corn onto it. Other small projects, such as a hook to hang your broom on or a fire poker can be added, as time permits.

Blacksmith Rod Spotts and broom maker Walter Hand have demonstrated and taught at Landis Valley for over a decade. Their work is also for sale in the Landis Valley Museum Store.

Cost per session:  $230.00 ($220.00 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code HBSI18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code HBSI18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Hearth Broom: A Blacksmithing & Broom Making Experience

Using patterns and techniques of the tinsmiths from the 1800s, students will learn to bead, form, fold, pierce, and solder tin to create useful objects, such as cups, wall sconces, cookie cutters, and pierced panels. Advanced students may make items such as coffee pots, and lanterns. Also covered will be the history of tinsmithing, pattern making, and design.

Jeff Leister has been working with tin since 1980, creating pierced tin panels for various uses. He has taught classes at Landis Valley's Summer Institute, Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV, and Cedar Lake in Ripley, WV. Jeff is the resident tinsmith at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, MD, where he also teaches tinsmithing and helps young people to carry on the traditional art and become apprentices. Most of Jeff's Tinsmithing skills are dedicated to the 1800's, where he strives to craft authentic tinware pieces using tinsmith tools of that time period, which he also collects and restores. Jeff has demonstrated his authentic crafts at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD, at the 1869 Conference in Harrisburg, PA, the West Virginia Folk Festival in Glenville, WV, and the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, MD.

Cost:  $375.00 ($357.50 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code TSKK18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code TSKK18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Tinsmithing: The Knack of the Knock

Gain a different perspective of driving and horsemanship in this interactive class. From the first day, you'll learn the history of draft horses, the types of harness, and how to put it on. Then, you'll set off on a wagon, driving various hitches of horses around the village of Landis Valley. Fieldwork will be covered as well, if time and weather permit. New: a half-day field trip to either a harness shop or a carriage shop.

*You must be able to lift 40 lbs*

Cost:  $375.00 ($357.50 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code HUDA18LVA at checkout when registering online or use code HUDA18LVA-NM if you are a member using the no-meals option)

Register online for Horses Used as Draft Animals

Motorcoach Trips

A country seat is a large country house belonging to an aristocratic family. On this trip, you'll tour Pennsbury Manor, the recreated home of William Penn, and Andalusia, the great neoclassic home of Nicholas Biddle, a prominent financier and cultural influencer of early America.

Your tour is guided by Dr. Irwin Richman, professor emeritus at Penn State University and author of several books on Pennsylvania German culture, and Michael Emery, museum educator at Landis Valley and author of several books on Pennsylvania German culture.

Cost:  $135.00 ($128.25 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code CSDE18LVA at checkout when registering online)

Register online for Country Seats on the Delaware.

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg was a very important Lutheran minister is early America and Trappe was where he lived and preached. Visit Augustus Lutheran Church, the Muhlenberg House, and the Speaker's House, owned by his son, Frederick Muhlenberg, first Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Also visit the privately-owned Daniel Hiester House, built in 1757. Lunch (provided) is at the Speaker's House.

Your tour is guided by Jennifer Royer, curator at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum. Jennifer has guided other tours for Landis Valley's Summer Institute and, most recently, curated the award-winning exhibit, "Weathervanes: Three Centuries of a Pennsylvania German Folk Art Tradition."

Cost:  $135.00 ($128.25 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code HHTP18LVA at checkout when registering online)

Register online Historic Homes of Trappe, PA

This day trip will examine Pennsylvania cultural history of 300 years ago by visiting historic buildings, including houses, churches, meeting houses, and mills--which stood prior to 1718 in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Your tour is guided by Jim Lewars, former site director at Landis Valley. Jim has led many other tours for Summer Institute and is an expert on early American history.

Cost:  $135.00 ($128.25 for Landis Valley Associates members.  Use discount code THPA18LVA at checkout when registering online)

Register online for 300 Years Ago in Pennsylvania

Registration can be made by phone at (717)569-0401, or online via Brown Paper Tickets, a fair trade ticketing company.  Registrations are recorded in order of arrival.  Some classes fill quickly, so please indicate a second choice.

Times to Remember:  Breakfast:  8-9 AM.  Lunch:  12-1 PM.  Class times:  9 AM – 12 PM; 1– 4 PM.  Please note that prices quoted include a catered breakfast and lunch in the Yellow Barn each day for Institute participants.  If you choose to forgo the meals, please indicate this on your registration sheet.  With the new no-meals option, subtract $20 per day you are participating in Institute.

Dinner:  All Institute participants are invited to dine in the Yellow Barn on Thursday, June 14, at 5:30 PM.  Catered meal with music.  Institute participants are free; the cost per additional guest is $10.  Please indicate your guest count on your order form.

Tuition Assistance:  Landis Valley also offers tuition assistance to high school seniors, college & graduate students, and museum professionals.  Contact the
museum for more information or to apply.

Landis Valley Associates Membership:  Consider joining the Landis Valley Associates!  In addition to free daily admission, LVA members at levels up to Patron receive 5% off their Institute registration (quoted in parentheses).  Patron members and above receive 15% off registration; please call (717)581-0591 for rates.

Cancellation Policy:  Registrations will be taken up until June 1.  We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration.  Students can make another choice or receive a full refund.  A letter confirming your registration will be mailed or e-mailed and will include a list of materials/tools you may need.

Students must be age 18 or older.

Note:  Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodation should call the museum at (717) 569-0401 in advance to discuss their needs.  PA TDD relay service is available at (800) 654-5984.

Landis Valley Associates is a registered charitable organization.  The official registration and financial information of Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, (800) 732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.