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Hands-on Heritage December:Candlelight: Bayberry, Beeswax and Fat (Oh my!)

  • Tyler State Park Classroom 101 Swamp Road Newtown, PA, 18940 United States (map)

Come to learn a new/old skill! 

Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you ‘Hands-On Heritage.’

In each of these programs, we will discuss local history in context of the season, and try our hand at some heritage skills to take home to share with our families.  

We are offering two options for classes- a Monday evening session whichallows older children, 12 and up, to join their parent/guardian (please note, we cannot be responsible for your child) and an adults only Tuesday morning session. 


What: Candlelight- Bayberry, Beeswax and Fat (Oh my!)

We will be discussing moon lore, lighting methods, and candle making in Early Pennsylvania. Our class hands-on activity will be making a small bayberry candle to burn at home to carry on the early custom of burning a bayberry candle for prosperity at the New Year. All materials supplied.

When: Monday, 12/18 6- 7:30 pm

            Tuesday, 12/19 10- 11:30am

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park 

Who: Monday- 12 and Up when accompanied by Adult

           Tuesday- Adults only please

Cost: Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of $12 per person materials fee

Earlier Event: November 18
Making Handcrafted Candles
Later Event: February 12
Hands-on Heritage February: Fire Cider