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151` year old Pennsylvania church converted to a home & artist workshop studio

The1870 Happenings

For the last seven years, Priscilla & Morton, have been working on a dream.  Restoring the old & crumbling church to become a home, working studio & creative destination is a gigantic task that continues to be a work in progress.

In 2021 the perished old slate roof was replaced, the kitchen area grew into a more functional area for sourdough bread baker, Morton and there have been some unique creations made in the home area such as a 150 year old sofa turned into a king size daybed in the library.

Workshops in person at The1870 Studio for 2021 are posted. Several online workshops are coming too! Please check our Facebook page for the schedule.

Priscilla Houliston is an artist, writer, green lady, traveler, gardener and educator who loves sharing her knowledge while always remaining a student herself.

Morton & Priscilla invite you to like & explore their Facebook pages, this site & watch this fantastic adventure unfold.

Thank you for visiting us virtually & hopefully you’ll be able to do so in person one day too!

Happy exploring!

 

Meet Morton & Priscilla

We love to travel, old buildings, enjoy restoring things and this property sums it all up. It's an amazing space that reminds us of places we've been, arches we've walked under and has this lovely tranquility about it that is very special.

Morton is fantastic at fixing things, or "dooberizing" them, as he calls it. He is a native of Scotland who became a US citizen. He’s a professional flour miller and loves baking sourdough bread with lots of delicious twists & tastes in his spare time,  Priscilla is a Pennsylvania native and  has lived all over the place, including six wonderful years in Scotland. She always has been a creative creature, loves arts and crafts and nature is in her soul.

This website and the Facebook page are designed to keep our friends all around the world, both old and new, up to date on what we are doing at The1870. 

With a mountain load of work to be done here in the mountains of Pennsylvania, lots of fun arts & crafts happening and so much more...so please visit this site often to see what we’re up to now!

Cheerio,

Morton & Priscilla

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The1870 Calendar

Please visit the EVENTS on our Facebook page to see what is coming up. 

Visit us IN PERSON at The1870 Studio on October 30 & 31, 2021 for an OPEN HOUSE from 10 am to 2 pm in our working arts & crafts studio. Park in our parking lot, come in the purple studio door and see the hundreds of projects that Priscilla has created right here! Watch live demonstrations, sign up for future stained glass, glass fusing, mosaics and more art & craft future workshops. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase original one-of-a-kind arts & crafts by Priscilla.

November 6th & 7th, 2021: 10 am to 2 pm Fused Glass Snowman (2 hour workshop, ages 12 & over, $50 per person, all materials included, book & pay in advance, choose your date & start time)

November 27th & 28th, 2021: 10 am to 2 pm Fused Glass Christmas Trees (2 hour workshop, ages 12 & over, $50 per person, all materials included, book & pay in advance, choose your date & start time)

December 4th & 5th, 2021: 10 am to 2 pm Fused Glass Angel (2 hour workshop, ages 12 & over, $50 per person, all materials included, book & pay in advance, choose your date & start time)

December 11th & 12th, 2021: 10 am to 2 pm Fused Glass Snowflake (2 hour workshop, ages 12 & over, $50 per person, all materials included, book & pay in advance, choose your date & start time)

December 26th, 2021 Boxing Day Party & Surprise Workshop! This special event from 10 am to 2 pm will feature Scottish treats by Morton, a special sale in our studio and a SURPRISE Make & Take Workshop for just $20 a person. All ages are welcome to discover the beautiful traditions of Boxing Day in Britain with a sweet Scottish twist! 

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6 TO 8 WEDNESDAYS

The1870 Studio is offering PRIVATE WORKSHOPS for 6 to 8 people, from 6 to 8 pm on special dates! You will select if you want to do Tiffany-style stained glass, fused glass or stained glass mosaics for $50 per person, you’ll have the whole studio to yourselves with use of our kitchen to have a unique experience for you and your friends. Must book & pay in advance. Dates are limited.

DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2021: 11/3, 11/10, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/29 Call or text Priscilla at 717-307-0166 to reserve your date or get more information.

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SHOP THE STUDIO in person anytime we are open for our Saturday and Sunday workshops.

 

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