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Revisiting History

Conococheague Institute

Step into history at The Conococheague Institute on Saturday, November 4 from 10 AM-5 PM. This historic event will bring out the perspective and learning experience from the past. 

Activities will range from archery to cooking and learning key recipes. Including, others of all ages can play games and do crafts of interest to them and the time period. Dress up and live the hands-on involvement through the 18th century.

The Conococheague Institute was founded in the 18th century and continues to bring people back and learn together through their nonprofit organization. Registered as a charity, the institute gets funded through donations, grants, estate bequests, tours and memberships.

“Seeing people come back for repeat visits to see the different elements of history is really amazing,” Matthew Wedd (Executive Director) said. 

The focus on the Conococheague Institute is the symbolism and meaning of the past. The focus on the early 18th century where nearing counties were known as the Conococheague Settlement have evolved from the founders to our current citizens. 

The institute, located on 30 acres of land includes original buildings and fields originated by the founding tribes in the area. 

“Our grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk for free for everyone. We have a playground, we have picnic tables, we have birding walks, we have dog walks. So the entire community can use this place like you would a state park. It’s a beautiful site full of multiple natural resources,” Matthew Wedd (Executive Director) said.

Bringing history back to the area for people all over creates the passion from the producers, workers, and people in our community to learn more about the early grounds.

Photographs provided by The Conococheague Institute

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