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July 10, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU’s Old Stone House offers ‘Frontier Day’ July 13

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House will offer “Frontier Day” from noon to 5 p.m., July 13 at the museum giving visitors the chance to step back in time to see what it was like to be a settler on the western Pennsylvania frontier.

Frontiersmen will display their skills in hawk and knife-throwing, and settlers will show visitors how to grind corn. Demonstrations in historic cookery will be offered throughout the day, giving visitors the chance to learn what pioneers ate and how they cooked.

Demonstrations in blacksmithing and starting fires with flint and steel will be offered, and living history interpreters will offer talks about the day-to-day life of a pioneer as well as travelling on the frontier.

The Old Stone House, one of Butler County’s most recognized landmarks, will be open for guided tours beginning at 10 a.m.

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

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 Slippery Rock University. 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.