AWTHS Summer Events

Please join us at AWTHS for our summer events as well as area community happenings. JUNE Every Saturday morning the Veterans Market (Farmers Market) will be open for vendors to set up for free during the summer. Shoppers please support our local small businesses. Vendors can send us photos to post on our FB page […]

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Violet Jelly

What’s the best or most different jelly or jam you’ve ever made? My friend posted a recipe for violet jelly on FB. I thought why not? It’s very pretty and violets are known to detox the blood and be a good tonic. First, the hardest part is gathering enough violet flowers for 2 cups of […]

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Those “Little Buildings”…Summer Kitchen?

1975 Located behind Arcanum Public Library-once part of Ivester House Recently we posted this question on our AWTHS FB page regarding “What are those little buildings sitting behind a main house”? What was their purpose or what were they called? We received a variety of comments among them: summer kitchen, smoke house, root cellar, storage […]

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Spring Houses, Pump and Water Sheds

We are continuing our blog series after writing last time about summer kitchens, smoke houses and root cellars. We copy from Wikipedia about springhouses: A spring house, or springhouse, is a small building, usually of a single room, constructed over a spring. While the original purpose of a springhouse was to keep the spring water clean by excluding […]

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