Fear of crime was a concern in early America as it is today. Limited light sources heightened residents’ worries –sometimes fostered by superstitious beliefs –of thieves, wayward travelers, and pranksters. Families systematically shut-in, barred the front door, and retreated to family life, while others frequented the taverns, played in the streets, or engaged in other raucous behavior.
On this tour, visitors will learn what the lock-down rituals would be for the Loockerman family in the early 19th century, as they try to keep their family secure.
Mulled cider will be served on the patio following the tour.