First Friday Meet the Curator: Public Art in Philadelphia

The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) host an evening of captivating history presenting the early 20th-century female artists showcased in the archive exhibit, Public Art in Philadelphia: A Legacy Shaped by Women, curated by the Association for Public Art (aPA). Gain exclusive insights from Susan Myers, Assistant Curator and Project Manager

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History Lecture Series – Slavery in Pennsylvania

Saturday, February 10th at 2:00pm History Lecture Series – Slavery in Pennsylvania 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. Honor Black

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Weathering the Winter

Saturday, February 10th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Weathering the Winter Winters were harsh in the 18th century, but even in cold and snowy weather there was still plenty of work to do around the farm. Fires had to be built, food preserved and cooked, and animals needed tending. Visit the Farmstead on February

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Maple Sugaring at Peter Wentz Farmstead

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

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Opening Reception: Public Art in Philadelphia: A Legacy Shaped by Women

Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) in collaboration with the Association for Public Art (aPA) for the opening reception of the archive exhibit Public Art in Philadelphia: A Legacy Shaped by Women. The reception will feature opening remarks from David R. Brigham, Librarian and CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Charlotte Cohen,

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Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Harvest Festival

November 4th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Harvest Festival For a colonial farm family like the Wentzes, the fall harvest was the most important time of the year. Join us as we prepare for the cold 18th century winter during our Harvest Festival! Watch demonstrations of traditional farming practices like cider pressing, corn shelling,

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The Turmoil of Transition: A Dramatic Experience – James Smith

Step back in time and meet one of the characters from Cliveden’s tumultuous past on Saturday, August 5th, from 12pm to 4pm. Visitors will meet James Smith, a free African American who was a coachman and servant at Cliveden. The tours take place in the Main House, are an hour long and begin on the

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Juneteenth Tours at Peter Wentz Farmstead

Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, June 18, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Juneteenth Tours Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead in observation of Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of Black enslaved people in America. UGR3DAY Conductor Dee Patterson will be here at 10:00 am on Saturday,

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Maple Sugaring at Peter Wentz Farmstead

Saturday, February 25th and Saturday, March 4th 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

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Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Candlelight Event

Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Candlelight Event Saturday, December 3, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Lansdale, PA – Come spend a lovely winter’s eve with us at the Peter Wentz Farmstead’s annual Candlelight Event! The soft glow of candles will light your way as you explore this historic property. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday

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