WORCESTER PA – The annual shearing of the sheep and other activities associated with spring on a colonial Pennsylvania German farm will be held Saturday (April 14, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montgomery County’s historic Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2100 Schultz Rd., Worcester PA. The event is open to the public; a $2 per person donation is suggested.
Many of the trades and crafts of the late 18th through early 19th centuries in a rural community will be highlighted. Farmers will skillfully shear sheep during demonstrations throughout the day. Visitors can see lambs, learn about the culture of the native Lenape Indians, and the many tools and skills of the woodworker and broom maker.
Visitors will be encouraged to try their hand at spinning, scratching designs onto dyed eggs, butter making, rug hooking, and other crafts. Children can play with colonial toys and games, build a scarecrow, and watch a puppet show performed by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre.
Tours of the historic house will be offered and will demonstrate how the people living at the Farmstead prepared it for spring. Enjoy colonial era music performed by The Bakshi Studio Baroque Players, a local group of aspiring young musicians. The tour ends in the summer kitchen, with sights and aromas of seasonal cooking on the open hearth.
Refreshments will be available for purchase, and the museum shop will be open. For more information,call the farmstead at 610-584-5104.
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