Wentz Events

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Maple Sugaring, Peter Wentz Farmstead, Saturday Feb. 24th and March 2nd

Saturday, February 24th and Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Maple Sugaring

Join our farmers as they create maple sugar from trees right here at the Farmstead! Watch as they tap the trees, collect the sap, and create the syrup. Learn about the Indigenous origins of maple sugaring and how the process has continued through to today. Once your mouth starts watering, stop by Philly Waffle Cabin's food truck and enjoy one of their delicious Belgian waffles!

This program is weather dependent, if the temperature isn’t just right the sap may not flow!

All ages; free


For programs below, please email Rebecca at rebecca.blacketter@montgomerycountypa.gov for registration or questions. Meeting location provided once you register.

History Lecture Series- History of PAMap of PA 1829 Library of Congress

Join us for a winter history lecture series - a great opportunity to delve deeper into Pennsylvania history and learn something new! Lectures will be held at Norristown Farm Park on the second Saturday in January, February, and March at 2:00pm.

Ages 12 and up; Free.

Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 pm - Life in 18th Century Pennsylvania

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Colonial America?  Well, now is your chance to find out!  This presentation explores various facets of life in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania, including social classes, the lives of women and children, fashions and dress, religion, cooking and food, and other topics.  It includes historical diagrams, images, and portraits for visual representation.  The presentation is also accompanied with a “traveling trunk” of reproduced eighteenth-century articles of clothing and food utensils, for you to see and hold.

Let It Shine Homeschool Program

Thursday, March 21st at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Homeschool – Let It Shine

More than 100 years before electric light became a common feature in most American homes, how did a family like the Wentzes see after dark? The best way to light your home was to use candles! Come dip your own candles while learning about the history of light in the 18th century.  Then, make a lantern for your candles through the art of tin punching.  Limited space available.

Register for 11:00 am session.

Register for 1:00 pm session.

7-16 with adult; Free

Carton of eggs and cups of natural dye

  Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00am
  Natural Egg Dying

Easter is right around the corner! Did you know that you can dye items with natural objects and not just purchased dye? Join us to try and dye Easter eggs only using natural items. Bring your own hard boiled eggs and use dye we provide! Take your dyed eggs home at the end. 

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Ages 8 – Adult; $5

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