Spring Calendar of Events
Spring Events 2021
New this year-Sunday Storytime! 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!
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
March 27th-Opening Day- The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation will reopen March 27, 2021 for the opening of our 48th season! See all our farm animals especially our new Leicester Longwool sheep, Hog Island sheep, and Tamworth mixed breed pig. There will be hearth cooking, woodworking, long rifle demonstrations, spinning, weaving, working with flax, colonial music, candle making and seed planting. The ox will be yoked and the horse harnessed so some farm work can be completed.
April 10th-Historic Timeline-Witness history throughout the ages from Europe to the Americas and from the 16th century to modern times. Registration for reenactors is $5.00 for anyone 12 and older through April 1st. After April 1st, the registration fee is $10.00. Registration closes April 8th. The rain date is June 12th.To register Click here
April 24th-Servitude in the Pennsylvania colony. Presentations on slavery, indentured servants, cottagers, and the role of women and children in southeastern Pennsylvania featuring Ned Hector.
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, ducks, 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.
May 29th-Militia Camp and Memorial Day Observation-Camp life, flint lock, demonstrations and military history of revolutionary Pennsylvania.
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
These are just our highlight events--"Friend" us on Facebook or Instagram to see last-minute additions and seasonal activities!
*Events are subject to change. Please call 610-566-1725 for more information.