Easter Traditions – 2018

Join us for a fun and educational weekend at the Frontier Culture Museum. Visitors will learn about Easter traditions from England, Germany, and early America. Some of the activities include decorating traditional Easter Eggs, egg hunts, Easter cooking, and games. Watch the burning of the fire wheel in the afternoon on Saturday!

Admission for Easter Weekend is Pay-What-You-Will  (donations gladly accepted)

*** Easter Egg Hunts on both Saturday and Sunday ***

Activities Occur All Day Unless Otherwise Noted

Saturday (3/31)

  • Pavilion:

    Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

    • Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt: 10:00
  • West African Farm:
    • Balophone – Musical Storytelling: 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00
    • Goats (the really cute ones)
  • English Farm:
    • Egg dying with leafy greens: All Day
    • Hunting the Easter Hare (An English Easter tradition): All Day
  • Irish Forge:
    • Blacksmith making items out of iron: All Day
  • Irish Farm:
    • Spinning Wool & Flax
    • Egg Rolling: 9:00-1:00
  • Field between Ireland & Germany
    • Egg Hunt:  1:00 & 3:30 
  • German Farm
    • Egg dying with red cabbage:
    • Osterrad (Fire-wheel): 3:00
    • Eyersammler (A German Easter game)
    • Eierlesen (A German Easter game)
    • Stilts
  • Ganatastwi – American Indian Site

    A Traditional Firewheel in Germany

    • Trade
    • Games
  • 1740s American Farm
    • Hoops & Sticks: All Day
    • Storytelling:  1:00-5:00
  • 1820’s American Farm
    • Easter Bread in bake oven
    • Egg picking (A Pennsylvania Dutch Easter game)
    • Egg Dying with Onion Skins: Scratch carving previously dyed eggs.
  • 1850s American Farm
    • Games – Cup and Ball, Buzz Saw, Graces, Ox-Eye Puzzle
    • Egg dying with beets
  • Schoolhouse
    • Plant a seed in a cup – one individual section per child 12:00-4:00

Easter Sunday (4/1)

  • West African Farm:
    • Balophone – Musical Storytelling: 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00
    • Goats (the really cute ones)
  • English Farm:
    • Egg dying with leafy greens: All Day
    • Hunting the Easter Hare (An English Easter tradition): All Day
  • Irish Forge:
    • Blacksmith making items out of iron: All Day
  • Irish Farm:
    • Spinning Wool & Flax
    • Egg Rolling: 9:00-1:00
  • Field between Ireland & Germany
    • Egg Hunt:  2:30 
  • German Farm
    • Egg dying with red cabbage:
    • Osterrad (Fire-wheel): 2:00
    • Eyersammler (A German Easter game)
    • Eierlesen (A German Easter game)
  • Ganatastwi – American Indian Site
    • Games
  • 1740s American Farm
    • Hoops & Sticks: All Day
    • Woodworking: All Day
  • 1820’s American Farm
    • Gardening: Plant a seed in a cup – one individual section per child 1:00-4:00
    • Egg Dying with Onion Skins: Scratch carving previously dyed eggs
  • 1850s American Farm
    • Easter Meal Ham Preparation (outdoors in the fire pit)
    • Colonial Games – Egg Walk, Three-legged Race
    • Egg picking (A Pennsylvania Dutch Easter game)