LANSDALE, PA – The Peter Wentz Farmstead has released details on two exciting upcoming fall events at its historic site in Worcester Township.
Preserving the Harvest
Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $2 suggested donation
Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead in a time before supermarkets or refrigeration, before same-day delivery or curbside pick-up. Winters were harsh in the 18th century, and unable to grow crops in the cold weather, families like the Wentzes needed to be prepared. On November 13, meet living history interpreters as they demonstrate the various ways colonial farm families had to prepare and preserve their harvest for winter, including: open-hearth cooking, smoking meat, cider-pressing, and more! The event will also feature demonstrations of wool culturing, basket-making, and joinery. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. visitors can watch the property oxen, Peg and Sam, pull a cart around the property!
Annual Candlelight Tours
Friday, December 3, 5 p.m., Registration required, $2 suggested donation
Join the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead for the return of its annual Candlelight Tours! This year the event will offer tours of the first floor of the historic house by pre-registration only, allowing visitors to experience a winter’s night on a colonial farm. Even without a ticket for the house tour, several outdoor activities can be enjoyed even without a ticket for the house tour. Visitors can watch a campfire cooking demonstration, chat with Revolutionary War soldiers from the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment, and listen to stories from the Eastern Woodland Nations told by Lenape historian Darius Puff. As the site prepares for the holiday season, you may run into our Belsnickel looking for misbehaved children while the Colonial Revelers entertain guests with 18th century Christmas carols.
In accordance with County policy, all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while inside any buildings on the property. Wearing a mask outdoors is not required, but strongly recommended.
About Peter Wentz Farmstead
Peter Wentz Farmstead, a restored 18th-century Pennsylvania German historic site, is owned and operated by Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites and receives support from the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society. The site is regularly open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours offered on the hour. The last tour begins at 3 p.m. Tours must be reserved in advance and may include no more than 6 people in a group. The Peter Wentz Farmstead is located at 2030 Shearer Road in Lansdale, PA 19446. For more information about this program and others, please call (610) 584-5104 or visit www.montcopa.org/peterwentzfarmstead.