Celebrate the history and culture of Appalachian families who settled the Rugby region with a family friendly day filled with demonstrations and crafters on October 3rd and 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The demonstrations will include blacksmithing, chair canning, and rifle engraving. You will also be able to enjoy fresh donuts made before by our local Amish community, and don’t forget to enjoy British Fare at the Harrow Road Café. While in Rugby, take a tour of the historic buildings starting with a film at the Visitor Centre, then seeing the founder’s home Kingstone Lisle, Christ Church Episcopal, Hughes Public Library, and our museum in the School House. The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Children five and under are free.
After taking the tour and seeing demonstrators and crafters near the Visitor Centre, take a stroll to the Rugby Printing Works to see our 19th Century Letter Press being operated by experienced stonemen. You will also find near the Print Shop, Rugby’s Commissary where local craft items may be purchased, vintage items from the Spirit of Red Hill, and hand crafted items from Zambia at Missions Matter that support mission work in Zamiba.