Early PA Day (formerly “School Frolic”)

Day of learning, multiple groups attend. Includes 1719 Herr House and Native American Longhouse experiences, plus approximately 15 historic workshops & demonstrations.


2020 Early PA Days

9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020 (CANCELLED) Call to schedule your custom field trip. Contact Tiffany Fisk at 717.464.4438 or museum@lmhs.org.

Among other activities, each school group will visit the Herr House and the Lancaster Longhouse and play Colonial and Native American games, and have time to shop in the Museum Store.

Cost: $8 per student
*Note: 1 adult required – admitted complimentary – for every 8 students. Each additional adult is $8.


Complete the registration form below or contact museum@lmhs.org. Note: All field trips require 30-day advance registration & documentation of child abuse clearances for all adults attending A non-refundable deposit is required for each group registering, which holds your school’s spot in the event. Payment is required for the number of students given when reservations are made, even if fewer attend the event.

2020 Field Trip Information

Workshop & Demonstration Choices . . .

Hands-On Workshops

• Native American Pinch Pots
• Native American Games
• Colonial Games
• Corn Husk Doll Making
• Fraktur Painting
• Scherenschnitte (PA German paper cutting)
• Native American Jewelry Making
• Butter Churning
• Colonial Clothing Workshop

Historic Demonstrations

• Hearth Cooking
• Brick Oven Cooking
• Native American Cooking
• Basket Weaving
• Native American Finger Weaving
• Colonial Medicine
• Native American Storytelling
• Colonial Storytelling
• Dye Making
• Rush Lights and Candle Making