Daniel Boone Homestead to host interactive Children’s Day May 7

Experience colonial life with interactive learning and exploration at the Daniel Boone Homestead Museum on Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 12:00-4:00pm. Participants will enjoy 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!

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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.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Boone Homestead.

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. 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!

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Admission: Adults $10.00, Seniors (65+) $8.00, Youth (6-17) $5.00. Children 5 and under and DBHA members are free. No pets (except service animals) and no smoking. Visit thedanielboonehomestead.org for more information.

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 Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a local, nonprofit organization.

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