Wentz Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD


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

2018

WEdnesday, march 7th  AT  10AM  &  1PM
Child's Play Series: Weaving
Preschoolers will see tools used a long time ago for making yarn and fabric.  The children will then work on their own paper weaving project to take home.
Fee: $5 per child, agess 3+.  Pre-registration required.

saturday, march 10th from 10am-3pm


Wentz Workshop: Tape Weaving
"The Tape Lady" Eleanor Bittle will explain the history and use of woven tape then provide instructions on pattern design, warping, and weaving.
Fee: $40 per person, ages 12+.  Pre-registration required before March 2nd. 

SATURDAY, March 24TH AT 10AM & 1PM
Wentz Mini Workshop: Quilting
Join us for a mini hands-on workshop to learn the basic stitches and skills of quilting.  Each registrant will receive their own kit to start practicing the different techniques and take home with you.
Fee: $5 per person, ages 10+.  Pre-registration required before March 16th.

WEDNESDAY, april 4TH  AT  10AM  &  1PM


Child's Play Series: Sheep
Learn about our wooly friends, the sheep, and make a wool craft to take home with you.  We will also visit the sheep that live at the site.
Fee: $5 per child, agess 3+.  Pre-registration required.

SATURDAY, april 21st FROM 10AM-3PM


Sheep Shearing Day 2018
Watch as the farmers shear the sheep, and experience many spring activities on a colonial farm.  Highlights are open-hearth cooking, farm tours, spinning, weaving, colonial music, and many other historical crafts.

WEDNESDAY, MAy 2nd  AT  10AM  &  1PM


Child's Play Series: 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.
Fee: $5 per child, agess 3+.  Pre-registration required.


friDAY, may 4TH at 8am


Spring Bird Migration Stroll
Enjoy a guided walk along the nature trail at the Farmstead to search for native bird life, including songbirds starting their spring migration.  Bring binoculars if you have them; meet in the main parking lot.

SATURDAY, May 12TH FROM 10AM-4PM


Native Plant Sale with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy (PWC) is hosting a Native Plant Sale at the Peter Wentz Farmstead again!  Natives use less water, require less work, and provide year-round interest AND benefit to wildlife.  The Sale will feature expert advice from PWC staff, free native gardening information, and a great variety of native vines, ferns, shrubs, trees, flowers, and grasses for sale.  We'll also be highlighting gardens and plants typical of the 18th century during an on-going, hands-on activity just outside of the greenhouse.
Park in the main lot for the Farmstead, then follow the signs to the sale location.

Monday-Friday, June 25th-29th from 9:30am-3:30pm


Colonial Camp 2018
Students entering 4th through 6th grade in fall 2018 will experience childhood activities and crafts of the colonial period.  
Fee: $175 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
*To download the brochure/registration, click here.  

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH-29TH FROM 9:30AM-3:30PM


Colonial Camp 2018
Students entering 4th through 6th grade in fall 2018 will experience childhood activities and crafts of the colonial period.  
Fee: $175 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
*To download the brochure/registration, click here.  


MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUly 16TH-20TH FROM 9:30AM-1:30PM


Mitte Camp 2018
Students entering 1st through 3rd grades in fall 2018 will learn about life during the 1700s at this hands-on camp.
Fee: $100 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
*To download the brochure/registration, click here.  

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUly 30th-august 3rd FROM 9:30-11:30aM


Wentz Wonder Kids Camp 2018
Kids ages 4-5 years old will enjoy a half-day camp with hands-on activities related to the historic Farmstead.
Fee: $60 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
*To download the brochure/registration, click here.  

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH  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, visit with General Washington, and assist with autumn farm activities throughout the day.  

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. 
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, agess 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, agess 3+.  Pre-registration required.