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
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, June 17th leading an early-morning story walk for both kids and adults. Learn about the journeys of enslaved people seeking their freedom through this interactive experience.
All ages; Free. Registration is not required for the UGR3DAY Story Walk.
We will also be offering special tours throughout the weekend focusing on the lives of the enslaved people owned by the Wentz family and how their stories connect to the larger history of slavery in early Pennsylvania. Learn about Jack, a freedom seeker owned by Peter Wentz who escaped twice from the Farmstead. Hear the stories of Hannah Till and William Lee, enslaved people who were brought here with General George Washington during the Philadelphia Campaign. Immerse yourself in the 18th century as you discover the complicated and rarely told history of slavery in Pennsylvania. The Peter Wentz Farmstead is a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.
Tours are free and will run every half hour throughout the weekend. Suggested for visitors 13 and older. Space is limited. Visit https://pwfjuneteenthtours2023.eventbrite.com to reserve your timed ticket.