Fall lecture

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

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​(610) 589-2934


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.