2017 Calendar of Events
The Daniel Boone Homestead offers a variety of educational programs and special events for visitors of all ages.
2/5 Fireside Stories (2 P.M.) The Winter Cabin – The First Snowfall (FREE)
2/19 Fireside Stories (2 P.M.) Cinderella (FREE)
3/12 Charter Day (12-4 P.M.) Enjoy FREE admission to the site and family-friendly activities (additional fee per activity)
4/9 Pennsylvania German Easter (12 – 4 P.M.)
4/15 Presentation: French & Indian War, Part I (2 P.M.): A French and Indian War re-enactor who will discuss how the war affected the Oley Valley and its residents, including Daniel Boone. Period arms, uniforms and equipment will be displayed and discussed.
5/6 Children's Day Living history and family-friendly activities
5/27 Presentation: French & Indian War, Part II (2 P.M): A re-enactor of the French La Reine Regiment will discuss the role of the French Army in America. Period French uniforms and equipment will be demonstrated and displayed.
6/10 Presentation: 18th Century Medicine (2 P.M.) Learn about medical treatment from an 18th Century surgeon. See an extensive selection of period medical equipment.
Warning: Medical procedures such as amputations will be discussed in detail.
6/17 Evening on the Green (6-9 P.M.) A lovely evening of music and wine at the Homestead
7/1 Independence Day Celebration (10-4 P.M.)
7/8 Presentation: 18th Century Law (2 P.M.) Meet an 18th Century county lawyer and see some period law books and forms.
7/17-7/21 History Day Camp
8/5 Presentation: Colonial Games & Ganbling (2 P.M.) Learn about and try your luck at some early American games, including cards, hazard, draughts, dice and backgammon. Play for peanuts.
9/2 Presentation: Life in Washington's Army (2 P.M.) A Revolutionary War re-enactor will discuss the life and progress of a soldier in the American Army during the Revolution. Arms, equipment, personal items, uniforms, and clothing of a continental soldier serving under General Washington will be displayed and demonstrated.
9/10 Workshop (TBA)
9/21 - 9/23 Oley Fair The Homestead will have a table at the 70th annual Oley Fair!
9/30 Heritage Day (10-4 P.M.) Step back in time and see history come alive with costumed reenactors and living history activities
10/21 Presentation: British Army during the Revolution Re-enactor will discuss, using period arms and equipment, the tactics and training of the 18th Century British Army in America.
10/29 Trick or Treating (12-4 P.M.) Costumed reenactors, family-friendly activities and (of course) candy!
11/4 Boone’s Birthday (2 P.M.) Enjoy birthday cake and learn about the site’s most famous inhabitant, Daniel Boone!
11/5 Fall Lecture I (TBA)
11/19 Fall Lecture II (TBA)
12/8 & 12/9 Christkindlmarket (4-9P.M.) Back by popular demand! A lovely, old-time Christmas market.