Celebrate the history of distilling and talk shop with local folks who make their own beer, wine, and spirits! Enjoy beer-making demonstrations, live music, hand-rolled cigars, craft beer, and fresh food, all amongst the scenery of historic Dill’s Tavern and Plantation. Guests must be 21 or older. Entry is a $20 donation to the Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society.
Any home brewer who would like to register to bring beer for tastings, please email Mike Lintal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-502- 1440.
Celebrate harvest season with NYCHAPS at Agriculture Day. This year’s event will feature a local butcher and his demonstration on how to dress a hog and make various cuts of pork sausage and scrapple. Other demonstrations include sauerkraut making, cider pressing, wheat flailing, winnowing and flour grinding, and potato chips. Pork products, sauerkraut, and freshly made potato chips will be available for sale. Come and see how our ancestors made Pennsylvania Dutch food delicious and famous.
Dream Catcher Workshop
Photo: Scott Schwartz
October 8, 2016 1 - 4 p.m. Maple Shade Barn
The dream catcher, which originated with the Ojibwe indigenous American tribe, was used to trap dreams as they flew by. The positive dreams knew how to slip through the dream catcher and slip down the feathers to the person sleeping below. The bad dreams, not knowing the way, became entangled in the web and evaporated with the first light of day. The circle represents the cycle of life. The four spokes represent the four directions, the four colors of man and the four faces of man (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual). According to another account the web is to be used to help yourself and your people to reach your goals and make use of your people’s ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the great spirit, the web will catch your good ideas and the bad ones will pass through the center opening. Basic materials and construction will be provided; if there are special mementos or gemstones you would like to include please feel free to bring them along to include in your personalized dreamcatcher.
Are You Researching Your Family Tree?
If your family is local to the Northern York County Region, there may be records and documents about your ancestors in our archives. The local family collection in the NYCHAPS archives is constantly growing and we would love to share our records with you. Genealogical research by a NYCHAPS researcher is available for a fee of $15/hour.
New Hours at Maple Shade Barn
Wednesday and Friday: noon– 4 p.m. Thursday: noon– 8:30 p.m. Thanks to a generous grant through the National Office of the Aging, we will be able to keep the office and gift shop open on a regular basis with the help of our newest staff member, Darlene. Hours will be expanded later this year as well as access to the research library. And remember, Maple Shade Gift Shop is a great place to find Dillsburg memorabilia, publications, and unique gifts. Expect to see an expanded inventory, Crafter’s Saturdays, and special sales.
Weddings at Historic Dill's Tavern
Photo by Julie Hagenbuch Photography
Did you or someone you know you just get engaged? Have you always admired Dill's Tavern and wondered how beautifully the courtyard could be decorated with flowers and lights? Beginning in 2015, NYCHAPS is reorganizing its wedding packages to include venue options at the Maple Shade Barn and Historic Monaghan Church. We welcome you to contact us about hosting your special day at one of our historic properties, all of which have electricity and indoor plumbing. Please contact us email@example.com 717-502-1440 for more information.
Quilting Days in Dillsburg
Every Thursday from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Maple Shade Barn Select Sundays throughout 2016 at Dill's Tavern
Always a quilt on the frame needing stitching, or bring your own project! Even if you are not yet a quilter, we can show you how. This is a fun and friendly way to start. Maple Shade Quilters meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Maple Shade Barn, Dillsburg. Sunday quilting at Dill's Tavern runs from 2—4 p.m. upstairs on the second floor of the tavern in Dillsburg on the following Sundays: May 22, June 19, July 24, August 21, September 18, Sunday, October 16. For more information, contact Winni at 717-979-2456. New quilters always welcome.
Tours of Dill's Tavern & Plantation
Dill's Tavern and Plantation is now open on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. for tours. The distillery is complete, the barn is finished and the Charles Vogelsong Orientation Center is ready for visitors. Donations for tours are $5 per person or $10 per family.