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June 14, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU Old Stone House hosts 'Tavern Day'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University will offer the chance to step back into the days of yesteryear, including a visit to a stagecoach way station, when it hosts Tavern Day from noon to 5 p.m., June 15, at the Old Stone House.

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

Visitors will have the chance to experience a "Taste of History" as Tavern Chefs Stan Malecki and Bill McGary offer cooking demonstrations and prepare authentic period meals for sampling.

Beginning at 10 a.m., there will be opportunities to tour the Old Stone House, one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks, to see what it would have been like to spend the night at a 19th-century stagecoach inn.

The Old Stone House is located in northern Butler County at the intersection of routes 8, 528, and 173.

The historic site is owned and operated by SRU. Aaron Cowan, 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.