Pioneer Day

COLHS will hold its sixth annual Pioneer Day event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

THE HISTORY HOUSE at 14 West Cayuga Street, Moravia, will feature artisan demonstrations, a Petting Zoo with Alpacas and Miniature Donkeys, Snacks and Raffles. Several historic quilts from the COLHS collection will be on display this year in the main exhibit room. Artisan demonstrations will include: Deer Horn Knives, Chair Decorating, Chair Caning, Quilt Making, Rug Making, Needlework, Knitting, Crocheting, Butter Making, Soap Making, Spinning, Antique Tool Demonstrations and Black Powder Guns.

Several baskets, each loaded with about $200 in merchandise and gift certificates from area businesses will be available for raffles.

As always, a highlight of the event will be a homemade pie sale. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be provided by 10-10 BBQ.

In addition to the planned demonstrations, several area artisans will have booths with their handiwork for sale. If you are an artisan and would like to reserve a space, please send an email or call Esther at 315-497-0537.

SYLVAN LODGE MASONIC LODGE at 159 Main Street, Moravia, will feature the Dr. Anthony Fine Art and Photography Contests. Both contests are open to all ages, amateur or professional. Click here for rules and registration forms.

In addition to art and photography submitted for the show, several works by Dr. H.E. Anthony will also be on display along with some of his memorabilia. Dr. Anthony was one of Moravia's country doctors for sixty years. He also was a prolific artist and playwright. COLHS houses a large collection of Dr. Anthony's paintings, scripts and memorabilia. Click here to read more about Dr. Anthony.