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Date

Program

Jan. 17
Saturday

Laerenswaert "Worth Learning" Series- Winter Chores 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
"Worth Learning" ... Visit the historic Farmstead to learn about preserving meat in the 18th and 19th centuries. The smokehouse will be in operation and tours of the historic house will feature tools used for butchering and meat processing. Also learn about the skill of chopping firewood and other winter-time chores..
All ages; $2 per person suggested donation

Feb. 4
Wednesday

Kinnergschpiel "Child's Play" Series- Groundhogs
10:00am & 1:00pm

Meet the celebrated groundhog through pictures and a story, make a groundhog craft, and take a guided walk to look for evidence of their homes. Dress for the weather!
Ages: 3 and up & accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Mar. 4
Wednesday

Kinnergschpiel "Child's Play" Series- Winter Chores
10:00am or 1:00pm

Preschoolers will take a quick tour of the historic house to view some of the tools people used a long time ago for doing their chores, with special attention paid to hand-sewn items. The children will then work on their own sewing project to take home with them.
Ages: 3 and up & accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Mar. 28
Saturday

Workshop- Tape Loom Weaving
10:00am - 3:00pm

"The Tape Lady" Eleanor Bittle will explain the history and use of woven tape and provide instruction on pattern design, warping, and weaving. Participants may bring their own loom or purchase either a cardboard or reproduction wood loom. No previous experience required. Light refreshments served; lunch not provided.
Ages: 12 and up; fee: $35 per person + materials fees. Pre-registration required before 2/27.

Apr. 1
Wednesday

Kinnergschpiel "Child's Play" Series- Meet the Sheep
10:00am or 1:00pm

Learn about our wooly friends, the sheep, and make a wool craft to take home with you. We will also visit the sheep that live at the site..
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Apr. 11
Saturday

Sheep Shearing Day 10:00am-3:00pm
Watch as the farmers shear the sheep, and experience many spring activities on a colonial farm. For the children there will be colonial toys and games, scarecrow building, and a puppet show. Highlights are open-hearth cooking, farm tours, spinning, colonial music, weaving, and many other historical crafts..
All ages; $2 per person suggested donation

May 1
Friday

Night Life
beginning at 7:30pm

What happened at the Wentz House after the sun went down? Come to explore night time in the 1700s and what it meant for residents of a home like the Wentz family's.
Ages: 12 & up; fee: $2 per person suggested donation; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED..

May 6
Wednesday

Kinnergschpiel "Child's Play" Series- Meet the Chickens
10:00am or 1:00pm

Preschoolers will learn about our feathered friends with a visit to the chickens that live at the site, helping to collect eggs, and taking home an egg of their own.
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

May 9
Saturday

Laerenswaert "Worth Learning" Series- Backyard Poultry, Past to Present
10:00am - 1:00pm

Chickens are valued for their eggs, feathers, and meat. Visit the site to learn about the proper care of this common farm animal in the past and now or simply visit with those that live at the site..
All ages; fee: $2 per person suggested donation.

June 14
Sunday

Laerenswaert "Worth Learning" Series-Flag Day Festivities
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Come to learn the history of who made the first US flag and current flag etiquette. Children can make their own flag to take home with them.
All ages; fee: $2 per person suggested donation.

June 22-26
Monday-Friday

Colonial Camp 2015
9:30am - 2:30pm

Students entering 4th through 6th grade in fall 2015 will experience childhood activities and crafts of the colonial period. Extended care available for an extra fee.
Fee: $165 (Peter Wentz Farmstead Society member discount rate: $140); PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Ongoing

Exhibit: Potty Talk
People have always needed to use the potty, but what did that mean in the past? This exhibit offers an interesting, and often humorous, look at how 18th-century people lived with their pre-plumbing potties - on view in our modern restrooms!

  

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