Joanna Furnace

Love songs will be sung by Phyllis Hummel of Denver at the 2019 Valentine Breakfast Buffet.

The 12th annual all-you-can-eat Joanna Furnace Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet, with live musical performances, will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Historic Joanna Furnace Iron Works.

This first event of the year opens the Joanna Furnace museum for a tremendously exciting season. In 2019 there will be many things happening at Joanna Furnace. The 1791 iron-making community will be preparing for three major annual festivals, numerous programs for public schools and three significant restoration projects, plus the Monthly Saturday morning events.

The Valentine Breakfast Buffet, open from 7 a.m. to noon., will feature a traditional and varied breakfast buffet. Families can enjoy fresh country sausage, ham, scrapple, bacon, creamed chipped beef, scrambled eggs, pancakes, pancakes with chocolate chips French toast, hash browns, fruit sauce, beverages (including whipped hot chocolate) and our delicious Joanna Furnace chocolate covered strawberries.

Denver area guitarist Phyllis Hummel will play acoustical guitar and sing a variety of romantic ballads throughout the event. Ms. Hummel has been performing for more than 20 years in the Tri-County area and has performed at many area establishments.

“We have something for everyone, including the kids,” says Mark Zerr, executive director for the Joanna Furnace Museum and the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association. “This year we are looking forward to attracting new families and retired people to join us in our quest to become an even more significant historical and educational center. At this event visitors will be able to get information on the opportunity openings we have in various committees and prospects available to learn so many special crafts, foods, technology and educational interest areas. ”

Reservations for the Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet are not required. Admission for individual adults is $9.50, children are encouraged; ages 5 to 11 are $5 and those under 5 eat free.

The Hay Creek Valley Historical Association is a non-profit organization. Net proceeds from this event are used to support the educational programs and restoration of Joanna Furnace. This significant 18th and 19th-century charcoal-fueled iron furnace community is nestled in a valley just off Route 10 on Furnace Road, north of Morgantown.

For more information, visit the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association website at www.haycreek.org or call 610-286-0388.

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