Handmade along the Highway…the Lincoln Highway and the National Road

In 2006, the Pennsylvania Cultural and Heritage Tourism Office introduced the Pennsylvania Artisan Ed Beard of Greencastle preps the wood for his Shaker boxes.Trail along several routes in the Commonwealth. The purpose of the Artisan Trail is to link/connect old world artisans, unique lodging partners (B&Bs) and the marketplace. The historic Lincoln Highway (Route 30) and National Road (Route 40) were two of the selected routes. The Artisan Trail along these two Corridors is known as Handmade along the Highway. Watch for the above logo at participating gift shops. To locate other marketplace venues, click on Find the Art.

Participating artisans were juried into the project, and their work in ceramics, woodworking, glassblowing, quilting, basket-weaving, blacksmith/ironwork, and textiles is absolutely amazing and all one-of-a-kind.

Robin Saulsbery weaving at her Caledonia studio.To experience the historic Lincoln Highway, the Handmade along the Highway fine crafts, cultural and heritage events, a dozen murals, best antique towns, dining and lodging picks, etc., select a Lincoln Highway road trip that suits your schedule. Click on Experience the Art to view the itineraries.

Partners for this initiative are the PA Cultural and Heritage Tourism Office, Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, Westmoreland County Tourism, Laurel Arts of Somerset County, Fulton County Visitors Bureau, Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Adams County Arts Council, Southwestern PA Heritage Preservation Commission, and the Community Foundation of Fayette County.

For additional information, you can contact one of these organizations:
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor - Route 30 - 724-879-4241

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