Never ones to do things in a ho-hum way, we’re throwing a Preservation Circus for our client appreciation day on Friday, August 22nd from 4pm to 7pm.
Whether you are a client, thinking about becoming a client, are just curious about what it’s like to be a Historic Restorations client, are into historic preservation, or just want to come for the free fun – come out and enjoy:
- Meeting Penelope the Preservation Puppy
- Live Bluegrass Music (one of America’s historical music forms)
- Free food and drinks
- Colonial themed activities for the kids
- Touring our shop and office
- Asking your old house questions
Bring a non-perishable food item for a chance to win door prizes! We’ll be collecting non-perishable food items for to help the Council of Churches restock their dwindling food bank supplies. The Council of Churches works together to provide three “no obligation” meals a day at locations throughout Lancaster City and this is the time of year they struggle to keep their pantries stocked with the amount of food they need to do so. Their important work literally feeds hundreds of people each day, with no strings attached, and we are happy to support their efforts.
Please RSVP by calling Moira at 717.291.4688 or visit www.historic-restorations.com/circus.
The father of the modern circus was Philip Astley. In the mid-1700’s he performed “feats of horsemanship” in a circular arena he called a “ring”. Not only did the circular shape help the audience to see him at all times, it also generated the centrifugal force Astley needed to keep his balance while standing on the back of his galloping horses.
In 1770 he decided he needed more novelty in his performances and added acrobats, rope-dancers, jugglers, and a clown. And so the modern circus was born.