Wentz Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD


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

2017

saturDAY, FEBRUARY 25th from 10am-4pm


Laerenswaert Series: Fastnacht & Winter Chores Day
“Worth Learning"  In many cultures the days just before the start of Lent meant a time for celebration and feasting and the PA Germans were no different.  They often celebrated Fastnacht Day by using some of the indulgent ingredients in the kitchen, such as butter, sugar, eggs, and potatoes to produce yummy Fastnachts, or fried potato donuts.  Visit us to watch hearth cook Deborah Peterson make these and other pre-Lenten treats in the Summer Kitchen; we’ll even have some to share. We’ll also have demonstrations of typical winter activities- preserving meat for long-term storage using the smokehouse, splitting wood for fires, and farm tours.

WEDNESDAY, march 1ST AT 10AM & 1PM


Child's Play Series: Winter Chores
Pre-schoolers will see tools used a long time ago for making yarn and fabric. The children will then work on their own sewing project to take home. Pre-registration required.
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child.

WEDNESDAY, april 5th AT 10AM & 1PM


Child's Play Series: Meet the Sheep
Learn about our woolly friends, the sheep, and make a wool craft to take home with you. We will also visit the sheep that live at the site. Pre-registration required. 
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child.

thurSDAY, APRIL 20TH AT 6:30pm


PWFS Annual Spring Meeting
The public is invited to attend the Annual Spring Meeting of the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society (PWFS), the friends group that helps support the Farmstead.  Join them for a potluck dessert followed by a lively and engaging presentation from Matthew Dodd on the “Songs and Stories of the American Revolution.”  Program to be held in The Founder’s Hall of the Central Schwenkfelder Church, located at 2111 Valley Forge Road.  Call to RSVP.

saturDAY, APRIL 22nd from 10AM-3pm


Sheep Shearing Day 2017
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, weaving, colonial music, and many other historical crafts.

WEDNESDAY, may 3rd AT 10AM & 1PM


Child's Play Series: Meet the Chickens
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.  Pre-registration required. 
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child.

friDAY, may 5th- 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, MAY 13th from 10am-4pm


Native Plant Sale with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
Don’t miss the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s inaugural Native Plant Sale at the Peter Wentz Farmstead! Natives use less water, require less work, and provide year-round interest AND benefit to wildlife. The 2017 PWC Native Plant Sale boasts expert advice, free native gardening information, and a great variety of native vines, ferns, shrubs, trees, flowers, and grasses for sale.  The Farmstead will also have a make & take sachet project for those that venture into the historic area to learn more about the site.
Park in the main lot, then follow the signs to the sale location: 2020 Schultz Road in Lansdale (19446).  Fee charged for plants.

Sunday, june 18TH AT 2PM


Laerenswaert Series: "They ought to be men of abilities:" General Washington's Staff
“Worth Learning" Join us on Father’s Day to learn about the important duties and responsibilities of the General’s “military household.”  32 men held the title of Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief during the 8 years of the war.  Who were these men?  What were their roles in the headquarters?  What happened to them after the war?

monDAY-Friday, june 26th-30th from 9:30am-3:30pm


Colonial Camp 2017
Students entering 4th through 6th grade in fall 2017 will experience childhood activities and crafts of the colonial period. Pre-registration required; download the brochure here.
Fee: $175 per child. Includes a one-year family membership with the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, July 10th-14th FROM 9:30AM-1:30PM


Mitte Camp 2017
Students entering 1st through 3rd grade in fall 2017 will learn about life during the 1700s at this hands-on camp.  Pre-registration required; download the brochure here.
Fee: $125 per child.  Includes a one-year family membership with the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, july 24th-28th FROM 9:30-11:30aM


Wentz Wonder Kids Camp 2017
Kids ages 4-5 years old will enjoy a half-day camp with hands-on activities related to the historic Farmstead.  Snacks provided.  Pre-registration required; download the brochure here.
Fee: $60 per child.