Fort Harrison 
Daniel Harrison House, circa 1749

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     Clyde Jenkins of Stanley  educated our visitors in his colonial art - white oak basket making.
        David Ray Pine of Mount Crawford demonstrated the art of cabinet making.  View his fine work at davidraypine.com
    Glen Bryant came from Clifton Forge to share his trade - the ancient skill of blacksmithing.

Flint knapping, the art of making stone tools, was demonstrated by George Lott of Bridgewater.
 Gary Robinson, of Warm Springs, showed his skill as a broom maker, an essential product in colonial Virginia.
       Master engraver Mark Thomas of Dayton engraves on wood (gunstocks), horn (powder horns) silver (silver smithing) and other products.  You can see more of his work at MarkThomas-graver.com
      Cathie Miranda, the Pottery Lady of Luray, displayed many pieces of her pottery for our visitors to view.  Click here to see more of her beautiful work!

​      Fort Harrison's Sallie Meffert, hearth cooking expert, cooked up some delicious food in our newly restored cellar kitchen. 
  Vicki Mongold of Fulks Run and Debbie Forrest of Luray shared their spinning skills. Penny Hollabaugh of Luray used Fort Harrison's 19th century loom to teach weaving skills.
       Mark Thomas demonstrated the intricacies of firing a flintlock rifle, the weapon of choice for many on the Virginia frontier.
​Fort Harrison's 3rd Annual  Colonial Trades Fair
 will be held on June 23rd, 2018 - 10 AM  til 4 PM

Below are pictures of Trades Fairs of the past...come join us and learn about the trades from our talented artisans!! 
Tim and Terry Duff of Fairlawn Farm in Monterey demonstrated how to smoke foods like cheese and trout - and offered tasty samples! Learn about their apple butter, smoked trout, maple syrup and other farm stuff at: comehometofairlawnfarm.com

Dan Michael of Bridgewater discusses the knowledge and skills of a physician in early 19th century Virginia.
​Our visitors were treated to the music and dancing of the Shenandoah Valley Dancers under the leadership of Tom and Lesley Mack of Luray.
Dave Ingram of Mount Crawford and Eric Pyle of Harrisonburg explained the techniques and instruments used by a colonial land surveyor.