Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead
Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 2:00pm-9:00pm
– Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 2:00pm-9:00pm to experience a traditional Pennsylvania German seasonal celebration typical of the 1700s. Enjoy live music, craft demonstrations, and a visit with Belsnickel (Pennsylvania German for Saint Nicholas in furs) all in the soft glow of candlelight.
Children of all ages will enjoy meeting Belsnickel from 3:00pm-6:00pm and may receive some treats, but only if their name is on the "good list."
Beginning at dusk, candles will light the way through the restored site. While touring the historic house visitors will hear 18th century tunes played on various instruments by musician, Mark Carroll. General Washington and Revolutionary War soldiers will entertain guests with stories of their recent travels in the area and their preparations for the winter encampment. Demonstrators will showcase their skills of crafts from the era, including tape loom weaving and making silhouettes.
Experience the sights and aromas of 18th century seasonal food and drink being prepared on the hearth in the summer kitchen. Be sure to visit with the animals in the barn and sheepfold before making the way to the museum shop and visitors' center for some holiday gift purchases, warm drinks, and refreshments.
A $2 donation per person is suggested.
For more information about this program and others, please call the Peter Wentz Farmstead at 610-584-5104 or visit www.historicsites.montcopa.org
. The restored 18th century Pennsylvania German historic site is owned and operated by the County of Montgomery and receives support from the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society. The site is regularly open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm with guided tours every forty-five minutes.
Musician Mark Caroll entertains visitors during the annual holiday program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead.