Saturday May 7 at Bachmann Publick House 2nd & Northampton Sts., Easton PA. Twenty-first century homemakers think little of “doing the wash”:  put garments in washer, push a button or two, walk away for a time, return and clothes are clean. Not a muscle involved. But that laborious job was a different story in the past. In “Doing the Laundry Colonial Style” Christopher Black, lead actor for the Bachmann Players, will be doing laundry the way our ancestors did in the 18th century. Do come and sigh with relief that you don’t have to do it that way today.

Hours 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Donation requested $5

Saturday May 14 Tour the Bachmann Publick House.  While you are on the Historic Easton House Tour, consider zipping over to the 1753 Bachmann Publick House, 2nd and Northampton Sts., Easton PA, and tour the premises where the likes of John Adams and George Taylor visited or lived. While Bachmann is not officially part of the House Tour, the venerable building will be open for tours 10 am to 4 pm with traditionally dressed docents showing you where you would have imbibed your ale, had dinner, slept with others in small quarters, or even possibly have been tried for a crime. Donations are always welcome.

Sponsored by Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton, PA
Museum hours: Wed – Sat.  10 am – 4 pm, Sun  12 – 4 pm