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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Fun Local June Events at Montco Parks & Historic Sites

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming events. These events are family friendly and are low or no cost to attend, reservations are recommended. 

Pennypacker Mills - Vintage Baseball

Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - FREE

5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473

Widely known as "America's pastime," baseball has been a part of American history since the early 1800s. Early versions of baseball were a mash-up of different stick and ball games that have been around for centuries. The first official game of baseball took place in 1846 and the sport has continued to grow in popularity and national significance. For the majority of the 1800s, baseball was an amateur game played slightly differently than how it is played today. The old rules and traditions of early baseball are kept alive by the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia.

On June 24, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Pennypacker Mills will host a vintage style game between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia and Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester, Pennsylvania. The players will wear authentic style team uniforms, abide by 1860's rules and field layout, and use handmade balls and bats. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. The Pennypacker Mills mansion will be open for tours during this event. For more information call 610.287.9349.

Green Lane Park - Camp Salamander

Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, 2023, from 9 a.m. to noon daily - $50/child

2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane, PA 18054

Green Lane Park will host "Camp Salamander" from Monday, June 26, 2023 to Friday, June 30, 2023 from 9 a.m. to noon daily. This half-day camp is designed for students who have completed grades three through five. Campers will learn about trees, insects, birds, mammals, and freshwater animals. In addition to a lesson on the daily topic, campers will be making a nature-themed craft. Healthy snacks will be provided. Each student will receive a "Camp Salamander" logo t-shirt and a white cotton t-shirt to decorate with a nature theme. For more information and to register click here or call 610.287.6970.

About Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites

Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites offer wonderful opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy various natural resources, participate in educational and recreational opportunities, and appreciate our historic past. Whether you are a bike enthusiast, a lover of antiques, or just want a quiet space for a family picnic, there is something for you throughout our facilities. 

Montgomery County owns and/or manages more than 6,000 acres of public open space which includes nine parks, five historic sites, and nearly 100 miles of regional trails. These areas include over 125 historic and non-historic structures, playgrounds, a fish ladder, a working historic canal lock, a wildlife center, and an archives/artifact collection of over 53,000 pieces. Our parks, trails, and historic sites combined are enjoyed by over 2 million visitors each year. Park lands include fishing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking, boat rentals, pavilions, and more. Our trail systems and connections have been noted as some of the finest trails in the country, with the goal of all Montgomery County residents being no further than a few miles from their home to a trail experience. The historic sites preserve such things as the collection of a Pennsylvania governor, a Pennsylvania German farmstead, a colonial ironmaster’s home and the first American home of John James Audubon, a National Landmark. 

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