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Conrad Weiser Homestead

      French & Indian War Interpretive Sunday

October 21, 2007

12PM to 4PM

Re-enactors that will be portraying soldiers in the Battalions of the Pennsylvania Regiment of Foote during the French and Indian War. Visitors will have the opportunity to dialogue with the re-enactors about the historical context, clothing and equipment of soldiers in 1757. As part of the program, the public will have an opportunity to view the interior of the Weiser Springhouse and a fortified cabin. An open hearth cooking demonstration will take place as the civilian soldiers prepare their meal. Local Native Americans Darius Puff and Cris Standingbear will be in Native dress, display trade goods and be available to discuss the French & Indian War period from the Native American historical perspective.

The French and Indian War Interpretive Sunday program is free and open to the public and is made possible by the Friends of Conrad Weiser Homestead. Normal admission will be charged for the self-guided tours of the exhibits buildings other than the Springhouse.

For More Information, please contact the site at 610-589-2934. For More Information, please contact the site at 610-589-2934 or visit our Website at www.conradweiser.org.

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Conrad Weiser Homestead

28 Weiser Lane

Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania 19567-9718

Telephone 610.589.2934  Facsimile 610.589.9458

NEWS RELEASE

Conrad Weiser Homestead
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           CONTACT PERSON: Mary Fenton    
                                                mfenton@state.pa.us

October 18, 2007

VISIT THE WEISER’S BY CANDLELIGHT

The annual Candlelight Tours at Conrad Weiser Homestead will be held Saturday November 17, 2007 between 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. While touring, visitors will step back in time to the year 1757 and will be received as guests of Conrad and Anna Eve Weiser. Visitors will also spend time with a merchant in the springhouse, soldiers warming by a campfire, and a frontier settler and his family in the log cabin.

The program will take place at the Homestead beginning at 6:00 PM and the site will close at 9 PM. Visitor’s are welcome to arrive anytime between 6 PM and 8:30 PM. Admission is free of charge for this special event but donations will be gladly accepted. All donations benefit the Friends of the Conrad Weiser Homestead and their mission to support the programming and operations of the Homestead.

Public parking will be available in the Farr’s Nursery parking lot next door. The Homestead’s small lot will be reserved for handicapped parking only. 

The historic site preserves a portion of the original Weiser Homestead and interprets his life and important work. Conrad Weiser is remembered as Pennsylvania’s foremost colonial “peacemaker” and ambassador to Indians during the turbulent mid-18th century. Weiser was influential in the founding of Reading in 1748 and Berks County in 1752. Today, Weiser’s home and gravesite are situated within a 26-acre memorial park designed by the famous Olmsted Brothers firm of Landscape Architects.

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodation should call 610.589.2934 in advance to discuss their needs.

The Conrad Weiser Homestead is located midway between Reading and Lebanon along U S Route 422 adjacent to Womelsdorf in western Berks County. A web site is available at www.conradweiserhomestead.org. The Homestead is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the official history agency for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is supported by the non profit Friends of the Conrad Weiser Homestead.

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