Landis Valley Museum Store's Holiday Open House

November 18 & 19, 2017

Shop early in our decorated store for one-of-a-kind Christmas items made by local artists and craftspeople (many of them demonstrators at Landis Valley). 


  • Ornaments
  • Pennsylvania German Paper Stars
  • Books
  • Decorative and functional ironwork made by our own blacksmiths
  • Wooden bowls, utensils, and furniture
  • Beautiful hand-dyed and hand-woven textiles
  • Leather boxes, dice cups, and other items
  • Pottery
  • Belsnickels
  • and more!
Also featuring classes in "Pennsylvania German Paper Stars" and "Essential Oils of the Bible."  Check our Fall Workshops page for more information on these classes.
Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free to Open House only


Captain of My Soul book cover.pngDuring the event, join us in the Landis Valley Visitor Center Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday for a riveting presentation by author David Rippy.  Captain of my Soul:  Mastering a Destiny Altered is a book about tragedy and triumph that will inspire you to live life to the fullest.  David Rippy will be talking about his book and his life and will sign copies of this book afterwards.

At 25-years-old, David Rippy was at the beginning of a charmed life — good-looking, athletic, and about to start a promising career with a Fortune 50 company — when he was in a horrific car accident. The crash left him paralyzed from the shoulders down, instantaneously and devastatingly changing him from an able-bodied young man to a quadriplegic. Yet David never stopped pursuing his dreams. He recollects his incredible journey in his new memoir, Captain of My Soul: Mastering a Destiny Altered.

To learn more, click here to read an excerpt of the book and a brief bio of the author.

Time:  1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18

Location:  Landis Valley Visitor Center Auditorium

Cost:  Free to lecture only

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