Sep
21
1:30 PM13:30

Walking Purchase Healing Journey

The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania and the Bachmann Players of Easton are partnering to create the “Walking Purchase Healing Journey”. This full day event will begin at the Quaker Meeting House in Wrightstown, and end at the “Bond Farm” in Jim Thorpe.

The GWHS will be a stop, from 1:30 to 3:00, in this journey. This will be a once in a lifetime event, so we hope you consider visiting GWHS for our part, or spend the day following the whole journey.

See map below for the times and locations for the day.

More information is available at the websites:

www.bachmannplayers.com 
www.lenape-nation.org/events

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tavern Night

Come out for the return of “The Christopher Dean Band” in the historic ambiance of the Wolf Academy. Blues, rock-a-billy, and great dance music!

Admission $15/person, $25/for two. Light refreshments available, BYOB, must be 21.  Yummy Tummy Food Truck will be on site to purchase snacks.

Doors open at 6:30.  Music from 7:00 to 10:00. 

Don’t miss this evening at our popular Tavern Night!  Come early to get your seats!

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Tavern Night

Come out for the first time appearance of the “The Fabulous 60s Revival Band” in the historic ambiance of the Wolf Academy. Classic oldies is their specialty!

Admission $15/single, $25/couple. Light refreshments available, BYOB, must be 21.  

Doors open at 6:30.  Music from 7:00 to 10:00. 

Don’t miss these newcomers to our popular Tavern Night!  Come early to get your seats!

Upcoming Tavern Nights will be Feb. 14, Mar. 13, and April 10.

Please plan to join us!


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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Historic Family Day

A free family history day takes place at our site on the same day as our 39th Annual Christmas House Tour.

Our entire historic site will be open. Quality crafts, Colonial craftsmen, hearth cooking, a Civil War encampment, kids arts & crafts, slate working, herbs, fresh annual wreath sale, and much more!

Delicious food will be available for purchase.

The Museum will feature our house tour theme this year - “Artistic Dates and Documents”, a celebration of dated Pennsylvania fraktur, taufschein, and family heirlooms. Our museum will display a sampling of painted and dated documents and heirlooms.

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Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

39th Annual Christmas House Tour

For 39 years, we have opened private homes, along with our historic buildings, at the start of the holiday season. Each year we select a variety of early homes to showcase, usually a mix of stone, brick, log, and frame vernacular homes of the area. All homes will be dressed in their Christmas finery. Tour hours are 10:00 to 4:00.

In addition to the House Tour, our whole site is open, starting at 9:00, with crafters, vendors, open hearth cooking, kids activities, strolling carolers, fresh green wreath sales, Civil War encampment, and more. This is a free family day event.

More information to come.

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Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Candlelight Concert

This is a wonderful evening that will kindle your holiday spirit with glowing candles and a night of holiday music.

The 7 piece Mt. Laurel Brass will entertain with favorite Christmas and seasonal tunes. The evening concludes with an amazing complimentary dessert buffet!

Concert tickets are available during the House Tour on Dec. 7 or can be purchased at the door. Email gwhs1958@gmail.org if you’d like to reserve your seats in advance. Seating is limited.

Donation is $25 a couple, $15 single.

Doors open at 6:30.

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Tavern Night

Come out for the return appearance of the “Christopher Dean Band” in the historic ambiance of the Wolf Academy.

Admission $15/single, $25/couple. Light refreshments available, BYOB, must be 21.  

Doors open at 6:30.  Music from 7:00 to 10:00. 

Don’t miss the return of the Christopher Dean Band to our popular Tavern Night!  Come early to get your seats!

Upcoming Tavern Nights will be Mar 13, and April 10th.

Please plan to join us.

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

GWHS Annual Picnic

Our annual summer picnic will be held on Sunday, September 15, from noon to 4:00 PM at our historic site.

All are welcome.

GWHS will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks. Please bring along a dish to share and a lawn chair. You may BYOB if desired.

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tavern Night

Come out for a rollicking good time with the return of the popular “Blue Route Blues Band” in the historic ambiance of the Wolf Academy. 

Admission $15/single, $25/couple. Light refreshments available, BYOB, must be 21.  

Doors open at 6:30.  Music from 7:00 to 10:00. 

This is the first Tavern Night of the new season!  Come early to get your seats!

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Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

GWHS - Annual Evening Field Trip

In lieu of our regular meeting, we will be the guests of the Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society as we tour Ontelaunee Park in New Tripoli.

The park was once an active Amusement Park from 1914-1966. Today, the Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society has 4 historic structures in the park including the 1750 George Zeisloff Log House, Fort Everett which was an active fort through the French and Indian War, the Mail Pouch Barn, and the New Tripoli Train Station. 

We will meet at the GWHS campus at 5:00 PM and will carpool to the site.

Dinner will follow at Katie’s Family Restaurant.

Any one interested in joining us for the visit, please email and let us know by Aug. 8th. Please let us know if you will be joining us for dinner. gwhs1958@gmail.com

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May
31
8:30 AM08:30

Summer Institute of Colonial Crafts

he Governor Wolf Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of Colonial Crafts classes.

The “GWHS Summer Institute of Colonial Arts” will be held on Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31. There are half day, full day, and two day classes. See below for descriptions.

Classes are all make-and-take where students will go home with a completed Colonial treasure!

Breakfast and lunch will be included in the class fee, served up by Macungie Mountain Herb Farm.

Classes will be held in all three historic buildings at 6600 Jacksonville Rd., Bath PA 18014 and will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Classes are limited and registration must be received by May 22.

Full listing of classes and registration information below. Please print registration sheet.

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May
30
8:30 AM08:30

Summer Institute of Colonial Crafts

The Governor Wolf Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of Colonial Crafts classes.

The “GWHS Summer Institute of Colonial Arts” will be held on Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31. There are half day, full day, and two day classes. See below for descriptions.

Classes are all make-and-take where students will go home with a completed Colonial treasure!

Breakfast and lunch will be included in the class fee, served up by Macungie Mountain Herb Farm.

Classes will be held in all three historic buildings at 6600 Jacksonville Rd., Bath PA 18014 and will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Classes are limited and registration must be received by May 22.

Full listing of classes and registration information below. Please print registration sheet.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Passport To History

Lehigh Valley Passport to History is a partnership of 21 historic sites and resources in and around the greater Lehigh Valley. Each site will have historical activities, events, tours, and exhibitions. 

At GWHS, our entire site of three historic buildings will be open for FREE from 9:00 to 4:00.

Learn about hearth cooking in the Ralston-McKeen House with an all day demonstration and tastings. Enjoy the beautifully restored rooms in this 1795 stone home and check the progress on the kitchen wing restoration.

Step into the 1785 Wolf Academy, with its beautiful arched ceiling. Our namesake, George Wolf, attended this school, and later became its principal. He later became the 7th governor of Pennsylvania, and most notably signed into law the Common School Act of 1834, which was the beginning of the public school system in Pennsylvania.

The Monocacy School with its three classrooms, houses our Museum, meeting room, and a working kitchen. The Museum will house a special sampler exhibit.

Activities taking place today are a Civil War encampment by the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, blacksmithing, children’s activities, learn about our garden, herbs and their uses, children’s school books, and more.

The GWHS is a proud member of the Lehigh Valley Passport to History partnership!

Check https://lvhistory.org/ to find other participating historic sites, museums, and events.

Here is a link to the site map and participating sites: https://lvhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Passport-to-History-Day-Site-Map-and-Activities.pdf

Here is a link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LVpassport/

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Tavern Night

Come out for a rollicking good time with “Pawnshop Bound” in the historic ambiance of the Wolf Academy.  Admission $15/single, $25/couple. Light refreshments available, BYOB, must be 21.  

Doors open at 6:30.  Music from 7:00 to 10:00. 

This is the final Tavern Night of the season!  We'll be back again in September.

Come early to get your seats!

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Tavern Night

Come out for a rollicking good time with live music in the historic ambiance of our early buildings.  Admission $15/single, $25/couple. Light refreshments available, BYOB, must be 21.  

In honor of St. Patrick's month, we are proud to present the fabulous Celtic family band "Seasons".  An evening not to be missed!

Doors open at 6:30.  Music from 7:00 to 10:00.  More info to come.

The next Tavern Night will be Apr. 12.  

Please plan to join us!

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Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

11th Annual Antiques Show

The 11th Annual GWHS Antiques Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Mar 2nd and 3rd, 2019. One of the finest Antiques Shows in the area, with 25+ dealers showcasing early furniture, along with decorative and unique items for sale. Delicious food provided by Daily Grind both days.

HOURS - SATURDAY 9:00 TO 5:00, SUNDAY 11:00 TO 4:00

*** NOTE *** Show will close at 3:00PM Sunday due to impending snow.

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

11th Annual Antiques Show

The 11th Annual GWHS Antiques Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Mar 2nd and 3rd, 2019. One of the finest Antiques Shows in the area, with 25+ dealers showcasing early furniture, along with decorative and unique items for sale. Delicious food provided by Daily Grind both days.

HOURS - SATURDAY 9:00 TO 5:00, SUNDAY 11:00 TO 4:00

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Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Tavern Night

Come out for a rollicking good time with live music in the historic ambiance of our early buildings.  Admission $15/single, $25/couple. Light refreshments available, BYOB, must be 21.  

The fabulous "Christopher Dean Band" will be in the Wolf Academy this evening.

Gallows Hill Spirits will be featured.

Doors open at 6:30.  Music from 7:00 to 10:00.  More info to come.

Upcoming Tavern Nights will be Mar. 8 and Apr. 12.  

Please plan to join us!

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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tavern Night

Come out for a rollicking good time with live music in the historic ambiance of our early buildings. 

Admission $15/single, $25/couple. Light refreshments available, BYOB, must be 21.  

Our first Tavern Night for 2019! 

Back by popular demand, “Midnight Shift” will be in the Wolf Academy this evening playing classics, rock-a-billy, and more!

Art exhibit in Monocacy building by Local artists, Joe Ioccio, and James Doddy, instructor at Baum School of Art.

Chili, corn bread and baked items from “Blend” for sale In the Monocacy School. 

Bring your gang! Doors open at 6:30 to claim your candlelit table.

Music 7:00 -10:00PM 

Upcoming Tavern Nights will be Feb. 8, Mar. 8, and Apr. 12.  

Please plan to come out!

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Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Candlelight Concert

You are invited to join us for our 5th annual Candlelight Christmas Concert.  

This year our concert features Robert Mouland, a rare musician - a combination of performer, historian and storyteller who uses period instruments and clothing to educate and entertain with an unparalleled authenticity.  

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Doors open at 6:30.  Light refreshments will be served.  

$25/couple $15/single.  Tickets can be reserved or are available at the door. Please contact us for more info.

 

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