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Bachmann Open House
The 1753 Bachmann Publick House will welcome visitors 10 am to 3 pm with tours of the facility and colonial games led by Marianne Phifer, dressed in period garb. The historic building is located on the corner of Northampton and Second Sts., Easton.
Colonial games will include cup & ball, buzz saw, cat’s cradle, and yo-yo. Phifer will also explain the building’s historic features, including the tavern room where men gathered to trade news and politics while the ladies waited in a nearby room, and the famous court room where cases were heard before Northampton County had an official court house on the square. A colonial hearth reveals cooking techniques and implements, and upstairs bedrooms show the spartan accommodations for the “best” guests.
Members of The Lenape Nation of PA will staff their Lenape Cultural Center 11 am to 3 pm, featuring many Lenape artifacts and explanations of Lenape lifeways.
The public is welcome, as are donations for support of the building.
More About Bachmann Publick House
Easton's oldest building, the Bachmann dates to 1753 and was once the home of George Taylor, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Today it serves as a museum, and is open for tours several times a year, including Easton's Heritage Day. For information on visiting the Bachmann Publick House or for event rental, please contact the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society at 610 253-1222.