Wentz Events

JANUARY-JUNE 2022 EVENTS CALENDAR

THE PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD IS OPEN.

TOURS

Tours are limited to single family groups every hour (a group is one or more people), preferably four or fewer in any one group. Larger family groups may be split into two smaller groups. Tours are of the first floor only. Everyone must register if they would like a house tour. Drop-ins are not accepted. Even if you are visiting onsite for another program you are required to register for a house tour.

To register, call 610-584-5104
or email: peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org 

PROGRAMS  

SaturdaA view of the smokehouse in winter, covered in snow.y January 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Holy Smokehouse!

Winters were harsh in the 18th century, and the Wentz family prepared with plenty of provisions.  Without refrigeration, colonial families found other ways to preserve food.  Watch a demonstration of how meats were flavored, cured, and preserved at an 18th century farm.

All ages; suggested donation $2




Saturday, February 5th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kinder Klass: Scherenschnitte Valentines

Learn the art of traditional German papercutting!  Children will learn about this staple of Pennsylvania German folk art and create their own scherenschnitte valentine cards.  

Ages 5 and up; FREE.  Limited space; by registration only.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

As of 1/21/22 this class has been FILLED. If you would like to join the waitlist, you may still register below.





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Nature Programs

For programs below, please email Rebecca at rblacketter@montcopa.org for registration or questions. Meeting location provided once you register.

A view of the Peter Wentz Farmstead covered in snow.  Footprints lead up the path to the house.
Snowshoeing
Date & Time TBD (Weather dependent- January through March)

Historically, the snow never stopped people from working. They combated this by creating snowshoes. Nowadays people enjoy snowshoeing as a pastime. Come explore Peter Wentz as it is covered in snow and learn some facts and history about snowshoeing. Participants must have own snowshoes. This program is weather dependent. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot.

Children 8-Adult; Free

Saturday, February 19th at 11:00 am
Winter Wandering 

Come enjoy a winter walk. Search for wildlife and learn about how animals survive the harsh winter. Find clues, like animal prints and scat to show they are still around. Enjoy a hike and use some of your new skills searching for animal. Wear sturdy walking shoes.

Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at parking lot #5.

All Ages; Free

Sunday, February 27th and Saturday, March 5th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Maple Sugaring

Join Farmer Jay to learn all about Maple Sugaring. See how to tap the trees, collect the sap, and create the syrup. Also learn about the unique history of Maple Sugaring. This program is weather dependent, if the temperature isn’t just right the sap may not flow! Join us for our additional date of March 5th, in case the weather isn’t right. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion.

All ages; Free

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FIELDTRIPS

We hope to be able to offer onsite field-trips again soon! To book an appointment (subject to cancellation), discuss COVID requirements, and other details please contact peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org to inquire.


OUTREACH

Are you interested in a fieldtrip or event for your class, venue, or meeting? In-person outreach is currently on hold due to COVID regulations, but virtual outreach is possible via Zoom. Please contact us at peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org to inquire.


DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

Please check our Facebook page, our Instagram page, and this website for social media posts, virtual field-trips, and craft videos. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram