Old Salem Museums & Gardens Presents an Easter Festival in Old Salem

Celebration of Easter Traditions Includes
Hands-On Activities for the Whole Family!

"Old Salem Museums & Gardens will celebrate Easter, one of the most important seasons in the Moravian Church, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a full day of fun events perfect for all ages. The Easter Festival in Old Salem will take place throughout the Historic District, although most activities will take place at the Vierling House and Barn. All Easter activities, including the Easter Egg Hunt, are included with an All-In-One ticket, which are $23 for adults and $11 for children ages 6-16.

The Easter season has been most revered in the Moravian faith for hundreds of years. From the first Easter sunrise service in 1772, Salem has taken part in the tradition that continues today. Old Salem Museums & Gardens observes the holiday with an event the Saturday before Easter where guests can take part in traditional Easter crafts and activities such as sharing vesper, an afternoon snack, and painting Easter eggs.
An Easter Egg Hunt also takes place on that day from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. in the Salem Tavern Meadow on South Main Street. To participate in the Easter Egg Hunt, children must be accompanied by an adult. Children will search for plastic Easter eggs filled with wrapped candy. Participants should bring their own Easter basket. In the event of heavy rain or other inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. Participants in the Easter Egg Hunt must have purchased All-in-One tickets.
Attendees at the Easter Festival will learn about important Moravian Easter traditions and will participate in many hands-on activities.
Other events planned include:

  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Salem Tavern Meadow (10:30 a.m.)
  • A demonstration of egg dyeing with natural materials in the Vierling Kitchen
  • Painting Easter eggs in the Vierling Barn
  • Afternoon vesper served on the Vierling Back Porch (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Easter Maus reading at St. Philips Heritage Center
  • Puppet Show: Eggs on Marvel Mountain, Frank L. Horton Museum Center
    (11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.)

For more information, please call 336-721-7300 or email info@oldsalem.org."
Submitted by Scott Carpenter

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