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Experience the 1860 cider-making process in Harpers Ferry

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Date: October 12, 2017
Contact: Dennis Frye, 304-535-6224
Contact: Autumn Cook, 304-702-5684

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va – Press apples and make cider with the living history staff and volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22. During the event, Drink Your Apples: Roeder’s Tavern Cider-Making, 1860, learn about the time-honored tradition which produced a popular 19th century beverage. 

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Roeder’s White Hall Tavern on Potomac Street in Lower Town, Harpers Ferry. To access this location, visitors should go to the park’s visitor center at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Shuttle buses will be available to transport visitors from the visitor center to Lower Town throughout the day.   

Frederick Roeder, a German immigrant, brought his brewing and baking expertise to America. In Harpers Ferry he was the proprietor of two businesses - a confectionery and the White Hall Tavern. The tavern offered patrons a fine assortment of distilled and fermented beverages.

For more information about this living history weekend, contact Melinda Day at 304-535-6063. 


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Last updated: November 6, 2017

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