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  1. EXHIBIT: From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester

    September 29, 2023, 10:00 AM - November 19, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Peter Wentz Farmstead

    Join us as we go back in time to October of 1777 when the Peter Wentz Farmstead was transformed from a family home to the military headquarters of General George Washington and his wartime military family. The exhibit will feature a detailed re-creation of the first floor rooms used by Washington and his military staff to run the Continental Army during his stay. Learn about the troops’ movements in Montgomery County as part of the Philadelphia Campaign and the effects their presence had on local residents like the Wentz family. This exhibit will run from September 29th thru November 19. Admission to this exhibit is included in our regular tours. Call the site at 610-584-5104 to reserve your tour Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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  2. All for the Union: Military and Civilian Life in the Civil War

    September 30, 2023, 10:00 AM - October 1, 2023, 3:30 PM
    Peter Wentz Farmstead

    Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm All for the Union: Military and Civilian Life in the Civil War The Civil War comes to the Peter Wentz Farmstead September 30th and October 1st! Come experience how the War affected society from both a military and civilian perspective. Witness artillery demonstrations from Battery F, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery and see how soldiers camped in the field. Then, meet members of the U.S. Sanitary Commission to learn how civilians aided the war effort. Artillery demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm, and on Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. All ages, free. No registration required.

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