Civil War Re-enactors to Camp at Wentz Farmstead

WORCESTER PA – The Civil War is coming Sept. 17 and 18 (2022; Saturday and Sunday) to the Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2030 Shearer Rd., as visitors are invited to experience how the war affected society from both a military and civilian perspective.

Battery F First Pennsylvania Light Artillery will camp on the historic site all weekend, demonstrating life as a soldier in the Union Army daily at 11 a.m., and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Those who attend can learn how civilians aided the war effort by meeting members of the U.S. Sanitary Commission.

On Saturday, the Fort Delaware Cornet Band will entertain visitors Saturday with performances Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and UGR3DAY Underground Railroad Experiences Inc. will spotlight the stories of enslaved freedom-seekers.

On Sunday, Battery F artillery demonstrations are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Also, the Pennsburg-based Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center will present its new exhibit, J.F. Hartranft and the Schwenkfelder Experience in the Civil War.

This event is open to all ages; no registration is required. A $2 donation per person is suggested. Visitors are asked to heed current Montgomery County COVID guidelines. The farmstead is a restored 18th-century Pennsylvania German historic site, located 5 miles southwest of Lansdale. It is owned and operated by Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites and supported by the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society.

Photo provided by Montgomery County