November 3, 2019, will be our annual fall lecture. This year, our topic will be "We have submitted without reluctance: Ephrata Cloister and the Revolutionary War." Our speaker is Mr. Michael Showalter, Museum Educator at the Ephrata Cloister.
The winter of 1777-78 was among the most difficult of times during the Revolutionary War. Washington had lost major battles that fall and had taken up winter quarters at Valley Forge. The sick and wounded from those battles were placed in "winter" hospitals, a half dozen of which were in Lancaster County. At the Ephrata Cloister, the nearly 2 dozen residents assisted army doctors in caring for about 260 men in buildings that no longer survive. Discover the reasons why these hospitals were created, the challenges faced by the doctors, and what little remains to tell the stories of that winter in Lancaster County.
Fall Park Walk
On Sunday, October 20, the Friends of the Conrad Weiser Homestead will offer a fall park walk. Friends President and biology teacher, David Sonnen, will guide visitors through the park, pointing out historical markers and identifying trees and plants.
28 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf, PA 19567
Conrad Weiser Homestead
October 6, Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m.
Guided tours available
October 20, Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m.
Living History Sunday
Fall Park Walk, 2 p.m.
Closed all other days in October
2019 Special Events Calendar
10 Charter Day 12 to 4:30 p.m.
7 Spring lecture 2 p.m.
28 Making Sense of History 12 to 4 p.m.
4 Artisans in the Park Craft Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5 Living History Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.
2 Colonial Craft and Demonstration Day 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7 Living History Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.
4 Living History Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.
1 Patriotic Concert 5 p.m.
8 Living History Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.
28 Artisans in the Park Craft Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
20 Living History Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.
3 Fall lecture 2 p.m.
23 Candlelight Tours, Living History, Music 5:30 to 8 p.m.
1 Christmas Open House 12 to 4 p.m.