Saturday, November 17, 2007
It doesn't matter how old you are, everyone likes to play dress ups! On this very special fall evening, we were headed to a colonial dinner to be held at the Frankeberger Tavern in downtown Mechanicsburg. This special event was sponsored by the Mechanicsburg Museum Association . In an annual fund raising event, the museum raffles a complete dinner for 10, and Susanna had the winning ticket! The log house Tavern was built in 1801 by George Frankeberger and served as his home and also offered a comfortable place for animal drovers and other travelers to rest. The building has been restored and now offers a hands-on learning experience and a bit of living history for the community. The museum association inspires the imagination and encourages learning. Our dinner was prepared over an open hearth and served by candlelight. It was a bountiful feast, and those preparing the meal were delighted that we dressed the part, noting that we were the first to do so. It was Susanna's idea to dress up, and we all played along. Her sweet daughter said she 'felt like Felicity', one of the American girl dolls. In this photo, we are standing on the steps of Union Church, built in 1825, it was a center for freedom of worship for the townspeople. Today the church is available for private services or weddings. It is also open during special events held in town.