Sun, May 07|
Come and experience colonial life with interactive learning and exploration!
Time & Location
May 07, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Birdsboro, 400 Daniel Boone Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508, USA
About the Event
Come and experience colonial life with interactive learning and exploration! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities and demonstrations for children and their families. Children will have the opportunity to learn more about Daniel Boone’s exciting childhood in the Oley Valley and participate in various eighteenth century, hands-on activities such as candle dipping, quill pen writing, butter making, and more!
Children will learn about Daniel’s mother Sarah Boone and her famous butter and cheese as they explore the spring cellar and smokehouse. Volunteers will talk about food preservation and children will have a chance to help make butter and tend the Homestead garden. Guided tours of the Boone House and the Bertolet Log House will be offered throughout the day. At the Bertolet Log House, children will be able to explore animal furs and skins and play with colonial toys and games. Volunteers will teach children how to write with a quill pen and dip candles, as they learn about handwriting, schooling, and lighting in the eighteenth century. Additionally, children can participate in a militia muster activity where they will learn about the American Revolution and practice a variety of marching drills.
Families will learn about textile processing in the eighteenth century and about Daniel’s father’s profession as a weaver. The Hopewell Quilters will provide a demonstration and fun hands-on activity for children. Visitors can also watch a spinning demonstration and try carding wool.
We are also excited announce that we’ll be bringing back some adorable farm animals for visitors to enjoy during the event. The Farm Animal Petting Zoo will be in the Barnyard and is included with event admission. Look for lots of four legged (and some two legged) friends including goats, pigs, rabbits, ducks, a donkey, and a pony. We will also have Sweet Faces of Art, LLC joining us and young visitors can have their face painted (additional fee applies). Don’t miss this great opportunity for the whole family to learn more about how Daniel Boone lived and played as a child in the Oley Valley in the 1700s!
Bring your appetites! Munchiez Food Truck will be onsite in the Bus Parking Lot throughout the event.
Admission: Adults $10.00, Seniors (65+) $8.00, Youth (6-17) $5.00. Children 5 and under and DBHA members are free. Please no pets (except service animals) and no smoking. The event is sponsored and run by The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates.