PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTINTop right: Donna and Randy Roth, of Palmerton, display a cutting board, along with wooden spoons, rolling pins and other exotic wood items in the Wolf Academy building during Governor Wolf Historical Society’s 37th annual Christmas house tour Dec. 2.
Right: Deb Klepeiss, of Whitehall, and Adrienne Ibarra, of Northampton, enjoy the tour. “This is our first year,” Klepeiss said. “We are going to make it a tradition.”
Below: Ron and Jo-Ann Gotzon, of Northampton, show their handmade birdhouses to Sue Beam and Sharon Labelle, both of Bethlehem.
Above: Kathleen Coddington, of Bath, and Marianne Phifer, of Forks Township, talk over a cup of tea in the Ralston McKeen House. There were 11 houses and buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries included on the tour.
Left: Dave Strawn shows how soldiers took bacon and a cracker, known as hardtack, and sprinkled sugar on top. There is a letter in the archives from soldiers Theodore Weaver and B.F. Gearhart, both with company C, writing home about the recipe.
Bottom left: Kathy Wilhelm, of Nazareth, cooks rosemary cake in a hearth oven in the Ralston McKeen House during the Dec. 2 event.