Wentz Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD


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

2018

FRIDAY, September 14TH AT 8AM
Morning Bird Walk
The fall migration of birds is in full swing now. Join park staff for a guided walk along the Nature Trail to look for resident and migrant birds, especially hawks.  Bring binoculars if you have them. Children and beginners are welcome! Meet in the main parking lot: 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale.  Pre-registration required. 

sunDAY, septemBER 23RD  AT  2PM
Wentz Mini-Workshop: Bees
Learn about the similarities and differences of keeping bees in the past and today from the staff of our neighbors, Worcester Honey Farms. Various tools and an enclosed frame will be available for viewing. 

WEDNESDAY, October 3rd  AT  10AM  &  1PM
Child's Play Series: Colonial Dress-Up
Preschoolers will learn what people wore during the 1700s and play dress-up with some costumes.  Bring your cameras!   
Fee: $5 per child, agess 3+.  Pre-registration required.  

saturday, october 13TH 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 and assist with autumn farm activities throughout the day.  

FRIDAY, octoBER 19TH AT 8AM
Morning Bird Walk
The fall migration of birds continues. Join park staff for a guided walk along the Nature Trail to look for resident and migrant birds, especially hawks. Bring binoculars if you have them. Children and beginners are welcome! Meet in the main parking lot: 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale.  Pre-registration required. 

Friday, november 2nd beginning at 7:30pm


Night Life- Fall & Winter
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.  Tour is suitable for those ages 12+
Tours offered at 7:30 / 7:50 / 8:10 / 8:30 / 8:50; Pre-registration required. 

WEDNESDAY, november 7TH  AT  10AM  &  1PM
Child's Play Series: Spices
Preschoolers will learn about the origins of spices and then prepare a sachet of a common spice mix. Dress to get dirty!    
Fee: $5 per child, ages 3+.  Pre-registration required.  

SATURDAY, december 1st from 3-9pm


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 5TH  AT  10AM  &  1PM
Child's Play Series: Holidays
Preschoolers will learn about historic holiday traditions and make a craft to take home.     
Fee: $5 per child, ages 3+.  Pre-registration required.