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Peter Wentz Farmstead

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  • 7 people are interested
Costumed guides.
Some of our costumed guides at the Farmstead.

Have you always wanted to be a reenactor, but not known how or where to jump in? Join thevolunteer staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead! Learn how to cook 18th-century style, dress in period-correct costumes, and give tours of the historic house and farm. We have positions open for volunteers interested in museum education & programs, curation and collections managment, living history/reenacting, and historic crafts. Give tours, be a camp counselor, or help us with special living history events--we tailor the volunteer experience to what you love. Join us and learn how people really lived all those years ago!

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About Peter Wentz Farmstead

Location:

2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale, PA 19446, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Peter Wentz Farmstead is to preserve the landscape, artifacts and architecture of this Pennsylvania German farm in order to educate and inspire the public through tours, exhibits and programs.

Description

Peter and Rosanna Wentz began farming here in 1744. By 1758, they had completed the large, Georgian-style stone house that reflects both their German heritage and their wealth as a successful farming family. They sold the property in 1784 to Devault Bieber, a distant relative through marriage. In 1794 Bieber sold it to Reverend Melchior Schultz, a minister of the Schwenkfelder faith, and his wife Salome.
Descendants of the Schultz family continued to farm the land and reside in the house until 1969 when the County of Montgomery purchased the property. The County restored the house to its late 18th-century appearance reflecting the Farmstead’s history as temporary headquarters of General George Washington during October 1777. The house, reconstructed outbuildings, garden, and livestock represent early Pennsylvania German culture and practices of this region.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2030 Shearer RoadLansdale, PA 19446

(40.20355,-75.33566)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Program Management
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 11
  • We work around your schedule!
  • Volunteers over the age of 18 will need to undergo a background check or send their clearances.

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