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May 03, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU's Old Stone House goes 'Colonial'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House will celebrate Colonial America, May 11, including demonstrations of routine activities practiced in the day.

The noon to 5 p.m. living history program will include re-enactors, demonstrators and history enthusiasts.

The Old Stone House, built in 1822, once served as a stagecoach stop

Daily chores such as cooking along with specialized trades such as blacksmithing will be demonstrated, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the Colonial culture. Children will be able to try their hand at colonial crafts such as tin punching and candle dipping.

Living history interpreters will be on hand to talk about the trials and tribulations of the era. The house will be open for guided tours.

Admission is free, but a donation of $3 per person, or $5 per family is suggested.

The Old Stone House, one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks, is located at the intersection of routes 8, 528 and 173. The site is owned and managed by SRU. Aaron Cowan, SRU assistant professor of history, is the 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.