2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Workshops are designed to give the participant a hands-on experience in an historic craft or chore. Workshops also include admission to the farm for the day. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the office at (610) 566-1725.
Welcome Tea Lovers. Whether your favorite tea is black, green or herbal (berries & nuts included in herbal) there will be a great selection of hot teas to taste. The workshop will start with a brief “History of Tea,” followed by the good stuff as each person will concoct their own special tea blend, (tea bags included), that they will take home to enjoy with family and friends. There will be handouts with information on each herb that we will be using. In Colonial times (the same goes for today) a number of herbs had medicinal properties. Please note that only a few of the herbs that we have are NOT recommended for pregnant women and they will be marked. Limit 15 participants. Cost is $20.00 per person ($10.00 for members & volunteers). Instructor - Sue Sydney. Dates: May 17th and October 4th (1:00pm - 3:30pm).
Hearth Cooking Workshop
Ever wonder what it was like to cook in colonial times? Join us for the day in a hands-on workshop that will take you from morning to evening in the kitchen of a restored colonial farmhouse! Our expert cook, Mercy, will compile a menu which will include soup, bread and cheese for lunch. You will assist throughout the process of making lunch and a more formal dinner for a 4pm meal. Limit to 10 participants. Cost is $40.00 per person ($35.00 for members & volunteers). Instructor: Date: September (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Beehive Oven Workshop
Learn to bake bread, pies, and cookies in an 18th century beehive oven. Limit 5 particpants. Cost is $40.00 per person ($35.00 for members & volunteers). Instructor: Vicki Hagel) Date: April 12th and September 20th (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Historic Conversations . . .
a series of talks and discussions on topics of historic interest
One of the goals of the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is to encourage study of the rich historical heritage that abounds in southeastern Pennsylvania. Although the Plantation is dedicated to the world of the 18th century, there is much to discover prior to and after our time period. With this in mind, we have begun a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and hands on activities on topics not necessarily of the colonial period but all are of historic interest and presented by various experts in southeastern Pennsylvania history. Attendance at the Historic Conversations is free with admission to the Plantation.
July 4, 2013 at 2:00
- Andrew Miller. Topic: American Revolution in Southeastern Pennsylvania
September at 1:00 - Nancy Webster - Topic: Medicine of the Civil War
September at 1:00- Gary Grove - Topic: Pennsylvania Buckbtails - Sept. 22 @ 1:00
Refunds are available for weekend workshops with more than 14 days’ notice before the workshop date with a 15% processing fee. With less than 14 days’ notice, we allow the same refund only if there is someone on a waitlist to take your place.
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