Sunday, June 24, 2018

A Rosemary House Timeline

A Rosemary House Timeline


1968 – The doors opened with just one room of sparse inventory displayed on metal shelving purchased from the Sears and Roebuck Catalog.

1969 – MYOB was part of The Rosemary House, you may remember this phrase as “Mind Your Own Business” in this case it stood for My Own Business and it was a shop inside a shop, selling patches, love beads, tissue paper flowers.  This area has morphed over the years and is now our fairy corner.

1970 – Our goal was to add one product to the shelves monthly.  We introduced the Mint Mold candy molds in the shop and at the Hershey Dutch Days craft show.  Our herbal products and mint molds proved so popular Bertha Reppert went home and stayed up all night to type and mimeograph our first mail order catalog.

1976 – Bertha Reppert publishes her first book, A Heritage of Herbs. Her bi-centennial project, this book features native herbs.  Our best selling Roastmary achieves fame in a feature article in the Patriot News.

1979- Roastmary is sold to 38 states and 4 countries

1984 – Marj Reppert opens Rosemary Remembrances II, Jim Thorpe, PA

1985 – Susanna Reppert takes over as manager of The Rosemary House

1986 – Herbs with Confidence is printed

1989 – Roastmary has been sold in 47 states and 7 countries

1990 – Nancy Reppert opens Sweet Remembrances Tea Room

1993 – We begin our “Herbal Affair” event which quickly becomes our Fairy Festival.  We had 30 attendees and we were excited!

1994 – Bertha Reppert writes “Growing Your Herb Business” book published by Storey Publications

1996 – TwelveMonth Herbal is published and Bertha Reppert wins the herbal professional award by the International Herb Association

1999- Bertha Reppert gives lectures in 8 states but dies suddenly in June. 

2000 – Susanna Reppert completes her Herbal Therapeutics Course

2001 – Roastmary is sold in all 50 states and 14 countries

2005- The Rosemary House receives a face lift replacing all the original metal shelving and peg board.

2011 – Byron Reppert, the behind the scenes support man passes.

2013 – The Fairy Festival reaches attendance of 600.  Overwhelmed!

2017 – Pennsylvania Tea Festival begins, attendance 500. We were prepared!
2018 - Celebrating 50 years! And Continuing the Traditions!


Tina Sams said...

Congratulations on this auspicious occasion! I (selfishly) hope there are many more years.

Linda Starr said...

wonderful, hope there is a herb event near me some day soon

Bernideen said...

Layer upon layer, step by step and wonderful reminder of a legacy!

Marilyn Miller said...

Congratulations! That is quite a time line. You all should be so proud of what you all have done.

relevanttealeaf said...

Congratulations on your successful journey!