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May 2, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Old Stone House offers ‘Colonial Day’

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Those looking to return to a quieter time are invited to travel back to the 18th-century during Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House “Colonial Day” noon to 5 p.m., May 12.

Period craftsman and demonstrators will engage visitors in a living history event of colonial lifestyle by offering cooking and butter churning opportunities as well as weapon- making, spinning and weaving demonstrations

The suggested donation is $3 per person, or $5 per family.

Demonstrations of historic cooking will take place all day. Vendors will offer a variety of colonial crafts available for purchase.

The Old Stone House, one of Butler County’s most recognized landmarks, will be open for guided tours.

The museum is in northern Butler County at the intersection of routes 8, 528 and 173, three miles south of Slippery Rock.

Aaron Cowan, SRU assistant professor of history, is the museum’s curator.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.