Historic Hanna's Town will offer a variety of activity stations and scheduled programs on our annual Fall Family Day. Celebrate fall and explore the history of Halloween with fun for all ages! Dressing up in costume for trick-or-treating around Hanna's Town is encouraged, but not required.
Play traditional 18th century games in Hanna's Tavern and learn about the early history of Halloween. Create fall-themed crafts and decorate your own pumpkin. Visit the Proctor’s Militia camp, learn about life in the first county militia established in 1775, and watch demonstrations of 18th century military drills and practices at 2:00 p.m.
At 12:00 p.m., Sense of Place Learning will present a family-friendly Halloween musical performance featuring sing-alongs, silliness, and nothing scary.
At 1:00 p.m. Our monthly educational storytime for October features Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost, where children will discover the fascinating life cycle and migration of Monarch butterflies, and then see milkweed up close on a guided walk of our pollinator garden at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the guided walk.
The day ends with a guided walk up to the old family cemeteries on the hill at 2:30 p.m. Learn about the families who settled the property after the destruction of Hanna’s Town and how cemeteries have changed over time.
Throughout Fall Family Day, the Westmoreland History Shop in the Education Center will serve cider and doughnuts. The Shop will have an assortment of fall and Halloween themed items for sale along with their regular merchandise, including handmade home decor, jewelry, books, baking mixes, jams, and more.