Wentz Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD


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

2017

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 (610-584-5104).

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.  

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH AT 5PM


Reading of the Declaration
Come huzzah with your fellow Americans as if it were 1776!  Listen to a stirring reading of the Declaration of Independence. 

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.

Sunday, august 6th at 2pm

Laerenswaert Series: Patriot Tails: Pets in Colonial America
Dogs, cats, & birds have won space in our hearts and homes through the ages.  Learn about these and the other types of animals kept by some of our forefathers.

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

Laerenswaert Series: 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
Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society (PWFS), the friends group that helps support the Farmstead for potluck supper followed by a presentation.  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: Soldiers- Then & Now
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.