Thank you for checking out Easton Heritage Day 2017! Below is a full list of performances, tours and open churches and historical sites in Easton.
Full Day Schedule:
- 9:45 a.m. Historic Downtown Churches combined Church Service – Riverside Park
- 11:00 a.m. Town Criers Argue Independence – Heritage Stage
- 12:00 p.m. Reading of Declaration of Independence – Heritage Stage
- 12:30 p.m. ShawnCav Ensemble – Star Spangled Stage
- 12:30 p.m. Puppet Show – Pint Size Stage
- 1:00 p.m. the Jolly Tars – Heritage Stage
- 1:45 p.m. Acoustic Bite Trio – Star Spangled Stage
- 1:30 p.m. Puppet Show – Pint Size Stage
- 2:15 p.m. Swing Time Dolls – Heritage Stage
- 2:30 p.m. Puppet Show – Pint Size Stage
- 3:00 p.m. Alex Mery & the Townsmen – Star Spangled Stage
- 3:00 p.m. Be the Bugler – Heritage Stage
- 4: 30 p.m. Patriot Parade – Center Square to Scott Park
Full Evening Schedule
- 5:00 p.m. Roi & the Secret Peple – Riverside Park
- 5:00 p.m. School of Rock – Scott Park
- 7:00 p.m. Dana Gaynor Band – Riverside Park
- 7:00 p.m. School of Rock – Scott Park
- 9:30 p.m. Joyous – Riverside Park
- 9:00 p.m. School of Rock – Scott Park
- 9:30 p.m. SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SHOW – Larry Holmes Drive
- 10:00 p.m Joyous – Riverside Park
- 10:00 p.m. School of Rock – Scott Park
- 10:30 p.m. END OF CELEBRATION
Performance Schedule (by Venue)
- 11:00 a.m–Town Criers Argue Independence
- 12:00 noon–Robert Levers reads the Declaration of Independence
- 1:00 p.m. —The Jolly Tars
- 2:15 p.m–Swing Time Dolls
- 3:00 p.m.–Be the Bugler
STAR SPANGLED STAGE
- 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.–ShawnCav Ensemble
- 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.–Acoustic Bit Trio
- 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.–Alex Mery & the Townsmen
PINT SIZE STAGE
- 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.–Penn’s Woods Puppet Theatre
- 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. — Broadway Rhythms Dance Co. performance
- 1:30-2:00 p.m. — Penn’s Woods Puppet Theatre
- 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.–Grins and Grins Strolling Performers
- 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.–Puppet Show
- 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.–Grins and Grins Strolling Performers
- 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.–Roi & the Secret People
- 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.–Dana Gaynor Band
- 8:30-10:30 p.m.–Joyous
- 5:00 – 10:30 p.m. School of Rock (various acts by School of Rock of Easton)
History-focused tours and event:
- 1:30-2:45 p.m. Bachmann Players
- 3:00-4:00 p.m. Tom Lingenfelter and Anastatic Copy of Declaration of Independence
- 1:00 – 4:00 Guided Tours and fresh lemonade
Bachmann Publick House:
- 1:00 – 4:00 Open for tours, samples of colonial hard cider (age 21 and older)
- 1:00 Meet George Taylor
- 2:00 and 3:30 Meet John Adams
- 1:00 – 4:00 Open for Tours
Third Street Alliance
- 1:00 – 4:00 Meet Elizabeth Simon, free iced tea
The Historic State Theatre
- 1:00-4:00 Open for Tours
Quadrant for Historical Art by Virginia Abbott
- 1:00-4:00 Reception, Historical Art, Forged Paper Sculptures, Jewelry and more.
- Sigal Museum $7
- Historic House Museums $2 each
- All four museums $10
Heritage Day Tours and Viewings (with an emphasis on history)
Coach Tours of Historic College Hill will depart from the Bachmann Tavern at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a tour in air conditioned comfort of the area of Easton that was developed at the height of the Victorian eras. With the extension of trolley service from downtown to College Hill in the late 1800’s, many Easton business owners built large, beautiful homes in College Hill. Cost is $5.00 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free.
Coach Tours of Historic Downtown Easton will depart from the Bachmann Tavern approximately every 20 minutes. Stops are made at historic buildings in the downtown area. A narrator will inform you of the significance of the area you will be driving through. Ride is air conditioned and free. You can get off or get on at any of the stops. Stops will be made at the following historic locations:
- Bachmann Publick House – 2nd & Northampton Street Tour this restored colonial tavern, and at 2pm meet Mass. Representative John Adams in the courtroom.
- Trinity Episcopal Church, 234 Spring Garden Street, Visit one of the most artistically decorated churches in Easton. Founded in 1819 by Samuel Sitgreaves, see the last church yard in the City of Easton, the beautiful Gothic revival church rich with stained glass and Moravian Tile, and the marvelous woodwork.
- Easton Area Public Library – Church Street – See the original Easton flag. It is designed differently from more common Flags of the United States in that it has 13 (8-pointed) stars in a blue field, with 13 stripes in the canton. According to local legend, the flag was hoisted when the Declaration of Independence was publicly read in Easton, 8 July 1776. Take note of the grave of George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence. (Located outside main entrance)
- Jacob Nicholas House – 5th & Ferry Street – Visit this “bank house” and learn of the original residents, the family of Jacob Nicholas.
- St. John’s Lutheran Church – 4th & Ferry Street – this historic Church is open- unique opportunity to tour the grave cellar and see its art collection.
- Parsons/Taylor House – 4th & Ferry Street –tour the home (1757) of George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence, built by William Parsons and operated by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Easton branch. George Taylor died in this house, and is buried on the grounds of the Easton Area Public Library. Jeffrey Finegan, historian, and author of “Colonel Washington and Me,” and “ ‘Tis Well” will be on-site from 1pm to 3pm.
- Mixsell House – 4th & Ferry Street – Owned by the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, this Victorian era house is reopening today after undergoing system upgrades. This former headquarters of NCHGS and museum will begin a new life as a house museum and textile research center. While you visit, please enjoy looking at the garden and the distinctive grapevine fence.
- The Historic State Theatre and Center for Performing Arts — 5th and Northampton Streets — Once a vaudeville play house, this theatre is home to the Freddy Awards and many touring acts through the year. Enjoy the wonderful history of the building, and maybe you’ll see Fred the Ghost!
Easton is home to some of the most beautiful churches in the area. On Heritage Day take the opportunity to visit and tour some of them.
- St. Johns Lutheran Church– 4th and Ferry Streets. Take the opportunity to tour this church, see its art collection and the grave cellar, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Trinity Episcopal Church-234 Spring Garden Street. Tours will take place from 12-5 p.m.; Bloodmobile in the PNC Parking Lot; Community Service tent at Heritage Day
- First United Church of Christ– 229 Church Street. Tours will take place from 12 to 4 p.m., light refreshments available and a face painter for the kids.
- Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church– 55 S. Fourth Street. Open, no formal tours.