Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Apple Days Demonstrations

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Don't miss out on these exciting demonstrations at our festival!

Purchase Festival Admission Here

Colonial Cooking

in the Summer Kitchen Presented by HBMS Foodways volunteers.

Discover colonial recipes from the 1700s and learn how the early Moravians made various dishes and sweets with apples!

Apple Puree, Applesauce, Apples in Folded Pastry, Sweet Apples, Fried Apples, Apple Tart, and Apple Sausage.

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

Cider Press Demonstrations

Across from the Corn Crib Store by the Orchard

Discover the old-fashioned way of making apple cider. Take your turn learning to operate this authentic cider press!

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

Photo by Scott Piccotti

Chair Caning

Presented by Rolan Barrall in the Vendor tent area.

Watch this skilled craftsman demonstrate this age-old skill of creating these iconic woven chairs.

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

High Horse-Powered Wheel

in the Johnson Barn, lower level

Experience one of the only remaining working high horsepower wheels in the US! With this ingenious machine one horse could do the work of fifteen men. The restored High Horse-Powered wheel is now a teaching tool used to demonstrate historic agricultural production practices.

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day


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