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Scenes from an Historic Village

Landis Valley Museum is a living, historic village and farm complete with general stores, barns, homes and artisans. Each year, we attend their annual Harvest days to feast, find out how to make moonshine (not kidding!) and pretend we're pioneers. Hundreds of volunteers make this little piece of history possible, and it's nice that they've taken such measures to preserve it.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Terriaw

I love going to these fall festivals. This little village looks so gorgeous and quaint.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by erinn

When I worked in restoration I got to work on some of the buildings there. Haven't been there in years. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Courtney

This just screams fall! I miss the changing of leaves!! Over here in the tropics we get hot, hotter, hottest and most boiling hot. These pics made me wish I was carving pumpkins and rolling in leaves!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Prairie Girl Studio

i seriously just want to live there …

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Erin

Oh, I love it! I haven't been to an historic village in such a long time. They are one of my very favourite ever things… Your photos are beautiful. The village really shines in the autumn light, doesn't it?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Wanderers' Daughter

Love these places too. We have a decent one here that throws a bang-up harvest festival. I always love draft horses in harness…never tire of watching them!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Penny

These are so lovely – brings back so many memories. Hey as a Lancaster girl – did you listen to the Sharks? Sam Lugar, the lead singer passed away. I have so many great memories from this band. You may not have heard of them since you are younger than me.
Just thought I would mention it since they were from Lancaster.
Thanks for sharing these great pics.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Phoenix

These are so charming! Great pics, and I love the idea of getting out and about in nature right now! :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Carly

Great photos – you can almost smell the air in them!

So, when do we get the moonshine recipe? :-)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Poke Salad Annie

i adore living history museums. such incredible food for the imagination. i'd live in one if i could!

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