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Children’s Day Sheep & Wool Program at Daniel Boone Homestead

May 03, 2017 • by Daniel Boone Homestead
Sheep ready to be sheared

Saturday, May 6, 2017 • 10:00-4:00pm

Join us for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities and eighteenth-century demonstrations for children and their families.  Children will learn about Daniel’s mother Sarah Boone as they help tend the Homestead garden and make butter.  Volunteers will offer guided tours of the Boone House and the Bertolet Log House throughout the event.  Candle dipping will be available for families to try, and visitors will witness the hard work of the blacksmith. Volunteers will teach children how to write with a quill pen; after that, children can expend some energy playing with old fashioned toys and games. 

Young and old visitors will learn all about textile processing, including taking raw wool and flax and turning it into cloth.  As part of the demonstration, a local sheep shearer will shear the Homestead’s six sheep.  Volunteers will spin wool and describe weaving in the Oley Valley during the eighteenth century.

Admission for Children’s Day is $7.00/adult, $4.00/children ages 5-15, under 5 are free!  Please no pets and no smoking.  This program is sponsored and run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead.   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!

The Daniel Boone Homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman, born in 1734.  The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the eighteenth century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside.  The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of Rt. 422 near Baumstown. The Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and daily historic operations are run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, a local, non-profit organization.  If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact the Daniel Boone Homestead at 610-582-4900.

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