Yesterfest! 2012Huzzah! We experienced the sights, sounds and heritage of the West Branch Valley at the Lycoming County Historical Society’s YesterFest! 2012. This fund-raising festival took place on the grounds of the Taber Museum, on Saturday, September 29.

YesterFest! 2012 offered activities for people of all ages and includes artisans demonstrating and selling their crafts, a Civil War encampment, American Indian culture and lore, members of a medieval reenactment group, historical demonstrations, musical performances, children’s games and activities, crafters, and delicious food.

Yesterfest! 2012

Activities for children included a rock climbing wall, face painting, fossil rubbing, the Victorian pastime of croquet, and log sawing and stamping. The North Central Chapter #8 of the Society fo

r Pennsylvania Archaeology will offer a mock archaeological dig. The Lycoming County Genealogical Society will teach children about the art of fraktur, a style of recording vital records typical of those of Pennsylvania German heritage. Susquehanna Shutterbugs provided a photographic exercise for the young and the young at heart.

Throughout the day, visitors enjoyed folk music by Bruce and Lucy Henry on the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer, violin solos by Leah Nason, and sax and guitar solos by Doug McMinn, among other musical entertainments. Sean Farley played some tunes and demonstrate the constructing of a guitar.

Event sponsors included Advanced Real Estate Settlement Services, Inc., Akins Welding Service, Bullfrog Brewery, Faxon Cleaners, Fish Real Estate, Hilsher Graphics, Lamar Advertising of Williamsport, Sovereign Bank, Tebbs Farms & Greenhouses, The Muncy Bank and Trust Company, Sovereign Bank and VanCampen Motors.

Event supporters include Home Service Beverage Company, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Rainbow Carpet Cleaning and Fire Restoration, and Thompson’s Packing Company.

Photos from YesterFest