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Landis Valley's homeschool program is a great way to supplement your history lesson, with classes that meet the PA State & Homeschool Educational Standards.  Held every Wednesday from February through mid-March, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the program consists of six individual classes, each with a different topic.  

As we enter our seventh year of offering Winter Homeschool Classes, we will start the implementation of a three year program.  Each year, we will have 6 core themes:  Open Hearth Cooking, Fiber Arts, Gardening, Folk Art, Historic Apparel, and Instructor's Choice.  Our classes will be based on these themes.  While the core themes will remain the same, the actual class activities will change.  

Cost:  $20 per class ($18 for LVA member children) or $100 for all six classes.  Contact Sheri Brown at (717) 569-0401 ext. 228 to register.  All classes are held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Students can choose from the following classes or take all of them:


February 7th Souper Sampler - Warm your tummy with three of our most popular soup recipes including chicken noodle, beef vegetable, and potato soup.  Learn how to make butter biscuits and saltines to accompany these delicious recipes.  Ages 6-13
February 14th Reverse Glass Painting - Popular during the latter 1800's, this art form has become a favorite children's folk art workshop.  Learn the background and technique to create your own masterpiece.  Each student will complete one painting.  Ages 8-13
February 21st Inkle Loom Weaving - Tape was an important part of everyday apparel in the 1700's and early 1800's.  Learn how to weave on an inkle loom.  Weave a section of tape to be used in next week's class focusing on Pockets and Haversacks.  (This class can be taken alone or as a companion class to Historic Apparel.)  Ages 8-13
February 28th Historic Apparel:  Pockets and Haversacks - Create one of two choices to solve early storage problems:  the pocket or haversack.  Decorate your project with hand-dyed thread and complete with your own hand woven tape (completed in previous class).  Ages 8-13
March 7th PA German Holidays - Celebrate the holidays with traditional PA German crafts, including:  naturally dyed scratch eggs, Scherenschnitte, and the Belsnickel.  Ages 8-13
March 14th Victorian Garden Ornaments - During the Victorian Era, tending and decorating gardens became a trend.  Students will continue this trend by creating two different garden decorations:  a stepping stone and hypertufa.  Ages 6-13


Hands on History Days

We also offer Hands-on History Days, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates in 2018:

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  • August 7 (from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • October 18 & 25
  • November 1

For more information on these or any of our other educational programs, please contact Sheri Brown, Education Coordinator.