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Holidays At The Homestead

Jenkins_HomesteadThe Lansdale Historical Society celebrated Holidays at the Homestead Saturday at the Jenkins Homestead (pictured here).

Actress Pat Jordan from the American Historical Theatre Group was on hand portraying Sarah Jenkins, who founded the Jenkins Farm in 1746 along with her husband John.

She said people living on Colonial farms worked very hard, starting early in the morning when they had to bring in water.

“For cooking, cleaning and all of the other things you needed water for, and that’s not easy.  Our spring, which is underground, is the headwater of the Towamencin Creek.  We call this Spring Farm, by the way.”

She said church was also a very important part of their lives.

“We’re Baptists from the Montgomery Baptist Church up the road apiece, and we own most of the property up to the church.  We not only worship there but we learn all the gossip and the news and the boys and the girls court a little bit, and it’s kind of charming to see that.  It reminds you of the old days when you were the one being courted.”

Jenkins said Colonial era Baptists did not celebrate Christmas.  They observed it as a solemn religious holiday, and their decorations were very modest compared to what other people may have had.
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WNPV AM 1440 Know a great local musician/band who would like some radio airtime? August is Music Month on Buxmont Live Radio, and I'm looking for musicians to come into WNPV AM 1440 in Lansdale to record an interview and in-studio performance. You get: Interview, exposure and an MP3 you can share. Rules: You have to be able to come to the studio on Thursday at 2PM on one of these dates: 8/7, 8/21 or 8/28. No other dates or times work because our engineer gets paid for this time slot. First come, first considered. Email me at jr@buxmontlive.com with the following: Your name and the names of your bandmates (solo is also okay) Three MP3s that we can sample (preferred, we'll also accept Youtube address and Reverbnation) Which dates you can appear (flexibility works in your favor) I'd like to wrap this up by Monday. Thanks and good luck. Questions? -> John Ralston jr@buxmontlive.com
WNPV AM 1440 Ray Masser's photos from WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
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