What's past is prologue

. September 27, 2012.

Take some time to do it the old-fashioned way, as the Hancock County Parks presents Harvest the Past, a charmingly backward-looking celebration of autumn. Come out to Litzenberg Memorial Woods to hear old-school backcountry music from Dulcimer Gatherin’ and see demonstrations of old-time crafts done the way our ancestors did them, from blacksmithing to broom-making. Watch real apple butter made over an open fire, and feel free to take some home (for a donation!). You can visit with “living history” characters in old-time dress at the 1840s McKinnis House, and maybe get their take on our modern world. There are plenty of hayrides, children’s activities and other wholesome fall fun, so make a day of it. Your kids might be thrilled to learn of a world before iPads!

Sunday, October 7, 1-5pm. 6100 US 224. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com.  —MD