This old stone farmhouse nestled among the trees in South Park is a sturdy remnant of frontier days. On this site Oliver Miller first built a log home in the wilderness. Families gathered here to worship before there was a church or a minister. Sons of Oliver Miller served in the frontier militia and the Revolutionary War and were later involved in the Whiskey Rebellion
The story of this family reveals a way of life and a struggle for survival common to those who first settled Western Pennsylvania. Most of these frontier farmers were Scots-Irish immigrants; some were of Scottish, Welsh, or German descent. They were proud, frugal people with few possessions, determined to find good, cheap land and a better life.
SPECIAL EVENT ~ Sunday, November 23, 2014
See a traditional meal for the Miller family prepared at the open-hearth, fire-pit and bake oven with an 18th century frontier feast on display.
An 18th century religious service will be reenacted at 2:30 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT – Sunday, December 7, 2014
Celebrate the end of our year with traditional Scots new year celebration (Hogmanay) with traditional Scots dishes prepared (Haggis). Enjoy dancing by the Scots-Irish Dancers in our barn.
The Miller house will be decorated in W. PA frontier style. Puddings will be prepared over the open-hearth.