Calendar of Events
Spring Events-Open Saturdays & Sundays
New this year-Sunday Storytime! Join us the 3rd Sunday of every month from 12:00pm until 2:00pm we will be reading from a children's book, the children will then do a hands on activity, go on a behind the scenes farm tour and then you are welcome to picnic in our grove!
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April 18th-How a Shirt Grew in the Field
May 16th-Homespun Sarah
June 20th-The Pen that Pa Built
July 18th-Charlie Needs a Cloak
April 17th & April 18th Enjoy some beautiful spring weather and join us Saturday, April 17th or Sunday, April 18th and chat with our gardeners to learn what is growing in our garden and what it was used for, learn about textiles, witness rifle demonstrations, visit with our rare heritage breed animals-and see our pregnant Mama Pig and much more!
To purchase tickets or make a free member reservation for Saturday CLICK HERE
To purchase tickets or make a free member reservation for Sunday CLICK HERE
April 24th-Slavery and Servitude in Colonial Pennsylvania- Come and see how work was accomplished on our farm. This will be a day for children and adults alike. There will be hands on activities such as candle making and planting in the garden. Ned Hector will address slavery in the colony with his “Imaginary discussion with George Washington”. This 1:00 presentation is designed for grades 3 and up.
As well as a discussion on slavery, our volunteers will portray indentured servants, redemptioners, cottagers and poor free laborers. The blacksmith, rumored to have been a convict in his youth, will make and repairs items for the farm. Women will spin and knit to make some extra funds for their Quaker households. The farmers will take part in demonstrating a working ox and horse. It promises to be an educational enjoyable experience. To purchase tickets or make a free member reservation CLICK HERE
May 8th & May 15th-Sheep Shearing and Textiles-Come to the Plantation on Saturday, May 8th or Saturday, May 15th, and see our rare breed sheep lose their fleece. We will have Eva Mergen, one of our farmers, explain how to shear and then demonstrate the skill by using hand shears. We will also have people demonstrating most of the steps for turning that wool into cloth for clothing, and visitors will have an opportunity to card wool. We will explain how to care for sheep, what they eat, and the advantages of various breeds. There will also be a chance to learn about our other farm animals including our horses, ox, pigs, chickens, geese, and turkeys. There will be hearth cooking, garden, farm, and house tours. Check website for shearing times. Enjoy a day in the country that is very close to home. To purchase tickets or make a free member reservation
May 29th-Militia Muster and Lock, Stock and Barrell Display-Join us on Saturday, May 29th for a discussion by local historian Chris Reardon as he presents an in-depth look at the evolution of hunting and military arms from the beginning of European settlement in the Delaware Valley, to the Valley's impact on the arms used as the eastern settlements push westward.
There will be a small colonial muster. In colonial times, a muster was the gathering of local farmers to drill, work, and socialize with good food and music. The muster will include long rifle demonstrations, fire starting, hearth cooking as well as farm chores and our farm animals. To purchase tickets or make a free member reservation CLICK HERE
June 19th-French & Indian War Encampment and Skirmish Become an eyewitness to history, as the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation becomes the backdrop for scenes from the French and Indian War. It’s the French and British fighting for control of the frontier.
Watch the local militia lead by a Rodger’s Ranger as they discover a French raiding party and witness the skirmish which ensues. Visit the French and British campsites. Talk to the soldiers about their uniforms, weapons and strategy for fighting in the wilderness of the frontier. As you take in the action, remember that the French and Indian War determined not only the future of the Pennsylvania frontier but also events that put the loyal colonials on a path to revolution. There will also be demonstrations of hearth cooking, woodworking, and other everyday activities of the colonial time period. To purchase tickets or make a free member reservation CLICK HERE
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Registration for reenactors that are camping is $10.00
September 25th and 26th-Civil War Battle & Camp- To register as a reenactor, Click here
October 9th and October 10th-Medieval Days- To register as a reenactor, Click here
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*Events are subject to change. Please call 610-566-1725 for more information.