The Friday Shop and Art Gallery (a.k.a. the Nogging Shop)
Locally handmade crafts, artwork, and other products are all part of the museum store’s regular inventory, including framed artwork, hand-dipped candles, collectible Elizabethtown mugs, woven placemats and table runners, prints of Elizabethtown buildings, turned wooden candleholders, a shaker bench for children, original edition 1864 Lancaster County Atlas pages, wooden bowls, turned exotic wood wine corks, heirloom seed packets, forged iron products, handspun wool, wooden candle boxes, painted porcelain boxes, gourd art, potpourri, roving, and quilted items.
History of the Nogging Shop
Around 1860, an independent but attached 2-½-story commercial establishment was built against the East wall of the original Heritage House log cabin at 47 East High Street. It was made of “timber and nogging” construction. Nogging is brick mortared into the hollows of the wall before plastering, which may have been an early form of insulation. The attached construction became known as the Nogging Shop when the Heritage House opened in 1991.