NEWS RELEASE: June 4, 2012
Historic Crafts, Music Performances & Farm Animals
Featured at June 23-24 Heritage Arts Fair
Lancaster’s Hull Family Home & Farmstead is Host Site
Demonstrations of heritage crafts including spinning, weaving, knitting & crocheting, felting, blacksmithing, sheep shearing, woodworking, lacemaking, soap making, and quilting by local artisans will be featured at the Hull Family Home & Farmstead’s upcoming Heritage Arts Fair on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. all weekend at the Hull Family Home & Farmstead site, 5976 Genesee Street at Pavement Road, Lancaster, NY.
Daily admission to the Heritage Arts Fair is $5 for adults, $2 for students and kids ages 10-18 and free to children under age 10. Donations to advance the Hull Family Home & Farmstead’s ongoing restoration are always gratefully accepted and annual memberships are available. Full information about the project and additional activities is available at www.hullfamilyhome.org.
A full schedule of musical performers is also a feature of the Fair; the lineup includes City Fiddle Band, Kindred, The 198 String Band, Irish Volunteers, Brian & Peg, Cairde, and members of Rush the Growler. Participating artisans include members of the Weavers Guild, the Amherst Museum Quilt Guild, St. Joseph’s University Church Prayer Shawl Group, and Common Threads Guild, among others.
Live farm animals to visit, craft items and refreshments for purchase, and tours of the historic Hull Family Home c. 1810 round out this family-friendly event all weekend. Parking is free.
The Hull Family Home, built c. 1810 by Revolutionary War veteran Warren Hull, is the oldest intact home in Erie County. Undergoing development into the region’s only Living History interpretive site representative of WNY’s pre-Erie Canal period 1810-1825, the Hull Family Home & Farmstead is operated by Hull House Foundation, the all-volunteer non-profit founded in 2006.