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Colonial Reenactors Will Bring History Alive

Greenock Log House Days will host colonial reenactors and vendors on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the home built around 1790 at 5815 Greenock Buena Vista Road in Elizabeth Township.

Log House 1 Sept 2020
Ed Falvo displays the medicine chest that he carried for the reenactment of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

The 8th Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line will pitch their tents at the log house site to provide hands-on experience with living history from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The log house will be open to showcase restoration efforts by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society that include handicapped-accessible porch, restored turkey-breast fireplace and several recent antique donations.

Vendors will range from primitive decor, stainless jewelry, fall decorations to handmade items. Appalachian music, Irish tunes and hymns will be played on dulcimers.

Artists or crafters may still sign up to display and sell their works at the log house by calling 412-807-8542 or sending an e-mail to betweentworivershistory@gmail.com. To reserve a 10’ by 10’ space, rain or shine, send a $25 check made payable to: ETHS Log House and mail to, Debbie Gilbert, 1109 Sommerset Street, McKeesport, Pa. 15135.

In the photo at right: Some medicine and medical equipment from the early 19th century will be featured for Greenock Log House Days in Elizabeth Township on Saturday, Sept. 26. Elizabeth Township Historical Society member Ed Falvo displays the medicine chest that he carried for the reenactment of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Artists and crafters are invited to show and sell their original items with vendors.

 

Log House 2 Sept 2020
Shown here, Ralph Hoffman stands in front of the unusual turkey breast fireplace in the 1790 log home.

The Greenock Log House in Elizabeth Township will be open for tours on Saturday, Sept. 26. 

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