Wentz Events

JANUARY-JUNE 2022 EVENTS CALENDAR

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THE PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD IS OPEN.

TOURS

Tours are limited to single family groups every hour (a group is one or more people), preferably four or fewer in any one group. Larger family groups may be split into two smaller groups. Tours are of the first floor only. Everyone must register if they would like a house tour. Drop-ins are not accepted. Even if you are visiting onsite for another program you are required to register for a house tour.

To register, call 610-584-5104
or email: peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org 
Text reads: Peter Wentz Farmstead's Colonial Camp July 11-15 2022

The Peter Wentz Farmstead's Colonial Camp has returned!  


Have you ever dreamed of traveling into the past?  Well, we may not have a time machine, but we’ve got the next best thing.  Join us this summer for the Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Colonial Camp, where you can step back into the eighteenth century and live like a colonial farmer for a week!

This year’s Colonial Camp will run from July 11th to July 15th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Each day, our living historians will lead campers through hands-on demonstrations of historical crafts, like quill-and-ink calligraphy, candle-dipping, and more.  You don’t have to be a history buff to have a good time!  We’ll be covering a wide range of topics like art, nature, agriculture, and technology.  

 Colonial Camp is for kids going into 4th-6th grade.  More details will be coming soon. Sign up here to be notified when registration is opened.

PROGRAMS  

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Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kinder Klass: Hex Signs

 Have you ever taken a drive out into the country and wondered about those brightly colored circles painted onto the sides of barns?  Come hear about the history of Pennsylvania German hex signs, learn the meaning of their designs, and make your own hex sign to bring good luck to your home!

Ages 5 and up; Free.  Limited space; by registration only.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Register below:





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Nature Programs

For programs below, please email Rebecca at rblacketter@montcopa.org for registration or questions. Meeting location provided once you register.

 Tuesday, May 24th at 8:30 am 
Bird Walk at Peter Wentz

With spring migration winding down our breeding birds will serenade us with their songs. Join us for a closer look at our resident birds. Bring binoculars or borrow ours! Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot.

All ages; Free


Saturday, June 4th 11am
Creepy Critters

Come experience the life of animals under a fallen log. Find out which animals call this home! Take a walk and roll some logs to see the animals first hand. Use bug boxes and magnifying glasses to get a closer look at these critters. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot.

All ages; Free.


Photo of a brown and black woolly bear caterpillar

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FIELDTRIPS

We hope to be able to offer onsite field-trips again soon! To book an appointment (subject to cancellation), discuss COVID requirements, and other details please contact peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org to inquire.


OUTREACH

Are you interested in a fieldtrip or event for your class, venue, or meeting? In-person outreach is currently on hold due to COVID regulations, but virtual outreach is possible via Zoom. Please contact us at peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org to inquire.


DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

Please check our Facebook page, our Instagram page, and this website for social media posts, virtual field-trips, and craft videos. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram