Wentz Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD


2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
610-584-5104
peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org 

2017

SUNDAY, september 3rd AT 2PM
Muffin Man, King’s Horsemen & Old Women:  Fairytales, Nursery Rhymes, and Their Times
We have all heard and told them, but what do they mean? Why was there a darker side to them? Come and listen to the tales behind the tales.  
Some of the tales may not be suitable for younger children.

WEDNESDAY, october 4th AT 10AM & 1PM


Child's Play Series: Farm Day
Preschoolers will experience some of the work that people working on a farm did during the 1700s– sweeping, fetching water, cleaning, feeding the chickens and more.  
Pre-registration required.  
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child.

Saturday, october 14th from 10am-3pm

Home & Headquarters: War Comes to Worcester
Learn how in October 1777 the Wentz family coped with General Washington and his staff using the house as a military headquarters during the busy harvest season.  Experience camp life of an officer & soldier, visit with General Washington, and assist with autumn farm activities throughout the day.  

THURSDAY, october 19TH AT 5:30PM


PWFS Annual Fall Meeting
What makes a good marriage? Washington’s own advice on love and marriage echoes through the words of our First Couple as they share the story of their courtship, former loves, the trials during the War for Independence, and the tribulations of the Presidency upon their 40-year marriage. 

Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society (PWFS), the friends group that helps support the Farmstead for a potluck supper followed by George and Martha Washington: “In Perfect Felicity,” a performance by Carol Spacht & John Lopes.  Program to be held at The Central Schwenkfelder Church. Call to RSVP (610-584-5104).

WEDNESDAY, november 1st  AT  10AM  &  1PM


Child's Play Series: Soldiers- Then & Now
Your child will enjoy learning about the lives of soldiers during the American Revolution before we write a thank you note to current service members.  
Pre-registration required.  Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child.  

FRIDAY, november 3rd- TOURS BEGIN AT 7:30PM


Night Life
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. 
Tours offered at 7:30 / 7:50 / 8:10 / 8:30 / 8:50; Preregistration required. Ages: 12 & up.  

saturday, december 2nd from 3-9m


Candlelight Tours
The soft glow of candles will guide you throughout the Farmstead for tours showcasing colonial music, seasonal entertaining, and a visit from Belsnickel, a Pennsylvania German St. Nicholas in furs. (Last tour begins at 8:30pm)  

WEDNESDAY, deceMBER 6th  AT  10AM  &  1PM


Child's Play Series: Holidays
Preschoolers will learn about historic holiday traditions and make a craft to take home.    
Pre-registration required.  Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child.