2022 Event List
FRENCH AZILUM Summer 2022
For more information & event hours, see TheFrenchAzilum.com. Site Open Hours 11-4, Fri., Sat., & Sun.; Tours at noon,1,2&3 sharp! Admission donation: $5 adults, $3 students, under 12 free. 570-265-3376;email@example.com
May 27,28,29- Opening Weekend
Bridgerton Tea! on Sunday, 29 May, 1-4; call 570-996-7534 to book. $30 pp.
June 4 - Family Fun Day-magician, balloon artist and more! Adults $2 if accompanied by child under 12. Children under 12 free.
June 11&12-Blacksmithing Weekend - beginner & intermediate classes offered on Saturday & Sunday.$35 pp
June 17,18,19-Plein Air Weekend- come watch local and regional artists paint our spectacular site and the surrounding scenery. Regular Admission. SPECIAL 'ALL ACCESS' ADMISSION PRICING FOR FESTIVAL EVENTS AND LIST OF ALL FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES AT SusquehannaSolsticeFest.com. Classes, talks, demos, history, dancing...even a river paddle!
June 25-Textile/Quilt Exhibit Day
Local and regional quilters exhibiting their beautiful work in the LaPorte House. Regular Admission.
July 23-French Heritage/Descendants' Day-family members of the original Azilum settlers as well as those who are fascinated by French history will be on hand all day! (Le Gouter or Tea with the Queens 2-3:30, $20 pp additional donation; limited seating 570-996-7534 to book). Regular site admission (does not include Le Gouter). No 3 pm tour this day.
July 24-Church Service (date subject to change)-remembering the settlers at Azilum who were Bradford County's first Catholic residents. Free will donation.
August 6&7- Civil War Weekend with night tour of House/Canon Firing- come see and talk with re-enactors from the Civil War Period, and watch skirmishes, trials and other events throughout both days. Regular Admission.
August 14-Vino & VanGogh -Create your own acrylic masterpiece inspired by Azilum's scenery, under the skilled guidance of award winning artist Shvonne Strickland. Azilum supplies the wine!*$45 THIS YEAR'S THEME: WILDFLOWERS! Must pre-book. Call 570-996-7534 to book.
August 20- Renaissance Day-Knights & Maidens, sword fighting, fencing, and informational displays and demos from days long gone by. Barony of the Endless Mountains (SCA). Regular Admission.
August 27-Closing Weekend-last chance to visit the site before we close for winter!Regular Admission.
*served by PALCB licensed server
FOR DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS IN PRIOR YEARS,
SEE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW!
Be sure to book your spot soon to join in the fun!
The Open Hearth Cooking Experience at French Azilumâ€™s LaPorte House planned for October 30, 2021, from 10-2 or 3 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AUTUMN, 2022. a few demonstrations of Open Hearth Cooking will take place during our 2022 Open Season, especially on Blacksmithing Weekend and possibly one or two other days which will be announced.
The recent Blacksmithing Weekend was a big sucess, with many thanks to our Blacksmiths Rusty, Steve, Matt, Dave, and Stevie. Beginners and intermediate students were guided to craft a range of items, from plant hooks, to trivets, to door hangers, to dinner bells!
Blacksmithing Class Update
Vino & Van Gogh at French Azilum!
On Sunday, October 10, from 1-4 pm join us at Azilumâ€™s LaPorte House for a splendid themed Tea! This one will see whether you have what it takes to be the Lady of a Victorian Country House. After all, you have to know how things ought to be done if you want to properly direct your staff! Some etiquette pointers, as well as fun challenges will make up the theme of the event, all held in the gracious LaPorte House, which was lived in as a private home from its building in 1836 to 1988. Then you will sit down to a wonderful, home made, three course Afternoon Tea.