WORCESTER PA – Lighted candles will cast their glow across the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday (Dec. 4, 2010) from 2-8 p.m., during an annual holiday tour of the Montgomery County historic site, 2100 Shearer Rd., Worcester PA, that’s open to the public.

Lanterns light the way on a tour of the Peter Wentz Farmstead.

Visitors can experience a traditional Pennsylvania German seasonal celebration, including music, craft demonstrations, and a visit from Belsnickel (Pennsylvania German for St. Nicholas in furs). A $2 donation of per person is suggested.

Children of all ages can meet Belsnickel from 3-6 p.m. to find out if they made the “good list” or not. At dusk, candles will light the way through the restored site, and throughout the house 18th century tunes will be heard as played on various instruments by local musician, Mark Carroll.

Volunteers portraying Gen. George Washington and some of his troops will offer stories of their “recent” travels throughout the area and their busy preparations for winter encampments. Craftspeople will demonstrate skills, and in the summer kitchen 18th century seasonal food and drink will be prepared on the hearth.

For more information, call the farmstead at 610-584-5104.

Photo from the Peter Wentz Farmstead

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