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Daniel Boone Homestead to Hold Children’s Day

by Daniel Boone Homestead Associates

Mar 29, 2024

Daniel Boone Homestead announced that it will hold Children’s Day on Sunday, May 5, from 12-4 p.m.

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 18th-century, hands-on activities such as textile processing, 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. 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. Children will also be able to enjoy a colonial dancing demonstration and learn a few simple steps. Throughout the afternoon, volunteers will teach children how to write with a quill pen and dip candles as they learn about handwriting, schooling, and lighting in the 18th century.

Families will learn about textile processing in the 18th 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 spinning and wool dyeing demonstrations and try carding wool. 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.

Admission: Adults $10, seniors (65+) $8, youth (6-17) $5. Children 5 and under and DBHA members are free. Please no pets (except service animals) and no smoking. Visit our website or Facebook page (Daniel Boone Homestead) for more information. The event is sponsored and run by The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates.

The Daniel Boone Homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman who was born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the 18th 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 Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a local, nonprofit 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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