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Compass Inn Museum News

Recent News

HAMMER IN

CHILDREN'S LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

STAGECOACH ADVENTURERS - Summer Day Camp

CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

JUNIOR STAGECOACH ADVENTURERS - Summer Day Camp

18TH CENTURY MILITIA LIVING HISTORY

2018 Admission Fees

Field Trip Information

Call for Volunteers


 HAMMER IN
Saturday, June 16 9am-4pm. Imagine sparks flying, iron glowing, water sizzling, and the sound of multiple blacksmiths striking their anvils all at once, making a resounding ring in the air. If you can, then Hammer In . . . a Blacksmith event at Compass Inn Museum is for you. There will be 25 or so grungy, grimy, soot-covered smithies from Compass Inn Museum and the Pittsburgh Area Artists Blacksmith Association demonstrating their craft throughout the historic ground of Compass Inn Museum. Some might say it is a lost skill and today, we take for granted how difficult it once was to make metal tools and household wares. However, blacksmithing has been a major industry throughout history and the process has remained relatively unchanged for millennia. Come join the smithies as they demonstrate the amazing process . . . . using raw material to forge, by hand, something you can use. While at the Hammer In, enjoy a guided family-friendly tour of our restored stagecoach stop and participate in early 19th century games, demonstrations and activities. Do not miss "Ghost-in-the- Head", as he demonstrates early Native American skills. Visit with other reenactors as they demonstrate daily living skills of the early 1800's. Admission $10 - Adults $9 - Adults 62+ $6 - Youth 6-17 FREE - Children 5 & under, Active Military & Ligonier Valley Historical Society Members
 CHILDREN'S LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND
Saturday, June 16 11am-4pm. Sunday, June 17 1pm-5pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy a guided family-friendly tour of our restored stagecoach stop and participate in early 19th century games, demonstrations and activities. You won't want to miss "Ghost-in-the-Head" as he demonstrates early Native American skills. Plan to visit with other reenactors as they demonstrate daily living skills of the early 1800's. Admission $10 - Adults $9 - Adults 62+ $6 - Youth 6-17 FREE - Children 5 & under, Active Military & Ligonier Valley Historical Society Members
 STAGECOACH ADVENTURERS - Summer Day Camp
JULY 16-20 - 9am-2:30pm. Campers entering grades 4-6 A Fun-filled Adventure to the Past Connect with history through this engaging fun-filled week. Meet Civil War soldiers and send messages like they did during the War. Explore and discover how we learn from the past through hands-on activities and games. A limited number of participant spots are available for each session. Spots are filled on a first come first served basis. Don't wait, register today! COST $110/child - Members $125/child - Non-members $10 discount for each individual sibling attending same week of camp Also, there are a limited number of camperships available for both camps. To receive a campership application, please call the office at 724-238-6818 or email: tgrohall@compassinn.org. Call 724-238-4983 or e-mail mstevenson@compassinn.org for more information or to register.
 CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND
Saturday, July 21 11am-4pm. Sunday, July 22 1pm-4pm. Transport yourself back to the Civil War and meet the soldier"s of Carpenter's Battery, experience what it was like to be part of the Signal Corps, and even meet Clara Barton and Abraham Lincoln. While visiting also enjoy a guided family-friendly tour of our restored stagecoach stop and participate in early 19th century games, demonstrations and activities. Admission $10 - Adults $9 - Adults 62+ $6 - Youth 6-17 FREE - Children 5 & under, Active Military & Ligonier Valley Historical Society Members
 JUNIOR STAGECOACH ADVENTURERS - Summer Day Camp
July 23-27, 9am-2:30pm. Campers entering grades 1-3 A week long, action-packed adventure set in 19th century America, Stagecoach Adventurers and Junior Stagecoach Adventurers brings the excitement and fun of the stagecoach stop to life. Bring history to life by exploring the games of the 19th century. Experience day-to-day life of a 1800 stagecoach stop through engaging hands-on activities, crafts, and more! COST $110/child - Members $125/child - Non-members $10 discount for each individual sibling attending same week of camp. A limited number of participant spots are available for each session. Spots are filled on a first come first served basis. Don't wait, register today! Also, there are a limited number of camperships available for both camps. To receive a campership application, please call the office at 724-238-6818 or email: tgrohall@compassinn.org. Call 724-238-4983 or e-mail mstevenson@compassinn.org for more information or to register.
 18TH CENTURY MILITIA LIVING HISTORY
PROCTOR'S MILITIA ENCAMPMENT. Saturday, August 18 11am-4pm. Sunday, August 19 1pm-5pm. Journey back in time and visit with the soldiers and camp followers of the present day Proctor's Militia who portray the riflemen of the very first American Troops west of the Allegheny Mountains. Tours of the inn also available. Admission $10 - Adults $9 - Adults 62+ $6 - Youth 6-17 FREE - Children 5 & under, Active Military & Ligonier Valley Historical Society Members
 2018 Admission Fees

Adults - $10
Seniors - $9
Children 6-17 $6
Children 5 & under - Free
Members - Free
Active Military - Free

Call 724.238.4983 or email to mstevenson@compassinn.org for special pricing for groups of 20 or more.

 Field Trip Information

We have worked to develop an engaging field trip for students that is not only aligned to the Pennsylvania State Standards, but also provides an opportunity for students to practice their critical thinking skills in a fun and welcoming environment.

Our field trips engage students with history through interaction with primary sources such as artifacts and buildings while providing real life connections to the past. Costumed docents lead age-appropriate guided tours of our 19th century Inn, blacksmith forge, cookhouse, and barn including a restored stagecoach and Contestoga Wagon. Through tours, students strengthen their visual literacy and critical thinking skills by careful observation of the historic environment. Students' experiences are enriched through multi sensory activities: cooking over an open fire, dipping candles creating a tin punch lantern, or smelling burning coal from our 19th century blacksmith forge. Several activity options include crafts students may take home with them.

For more information or to schedule your field trip today, contact Malori Stevenson at 724-238-4983 or mstevenson@compassinn.org.

 Call for Volunteers

Do you love history and like talking to people? Do you enjoy working with kids? Become a volunteer at Ligonier Valley Historical Society's Compass Inn Museum. Compass Inn Museum is currently recruiting volunteers to help out with the 2018 season. Volunteer opportunities for the 2018 season include school tours, regular tours, and working in the gift shop. Contact Malori Stevenson at 724-238-4983 or mstevenson@compassinn.org for more information