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!
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.
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.
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.