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
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 the third stop 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 full details below.

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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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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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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas House Tour

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38th Annual Christmas House Tour

For 38 years, we have opened private homes along with our historic buildings at the start of the holiday season. This year’s homes, stone, log, brick, and frame, are all located within an easy drive of our site. All the homes will be dressed in their Christmas finery. $25 advance tickets are available at the vendors located on the poster below, $30 day of tour at our site only. Tour hours are 10:00 to 4:00. See map below for tour area. This is an easy tour to drive this year!

The 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. Daily Grind, of Bath, will be there with delicious breakfast and lunch specialties to eat in or take out.

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday History Family Day

Roaring fireplaces and 1800s costumed craftsmen and women will greet visitors to our free family history day on December 1 at the Wolf Academy Historic Site.

Vendors will be selling handmade crafts. Craft demonstrations include hearth cooking, weaving and spinning, furniture making, and more. There will be displays of hand forged iron kitchen tools, long rifles, powder horns. A PA Civil War winter encampment will take place. Children can meet a one room school house teacher and enjoy making crafts. Strolling carolers and pony rides (weather permitting). Decorated fresh wreath and swag sale.

Our theme this year is “Keep a Candle in the Window - a Celebration of 1800s Lighting.” A wonderful array of early lighting, from Betty Lamps, rush lights, candles, to oil and spirit lamps will displayed in our museum and historic buildings.

Daily Grind will once again be set up in the Monocacy School for breakfast and lunch to eat in or take out.  

Hours are 9:00 to 4:00.  Admission is free, but donations accepted.

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Nov
26
9:00 AM09:00

Fresh Christmas Wreath Workshop

Make a large 22" beautiful wreath for your door! Varied fresh greens, cones and a your choice of a beautiful florist style bow done in a fun morning on the historic campus of PA's 7th governor in the 1800's- Governor George Wolf. All supplies for your wreath are provided.

If you want to add your own additional decorations, your own holly, (berries, silk Poinsettias, ornaments, etc.), bring them along. We will show you the florists' tricks of adding them! 

There will be hot coffee, tea, soft drinks and Christmas cookies for you to munch while you are working. Want to share some of yours? The more the merrier!

Please sign up- soon. Our class is already filling. 

Time: 9AM - 12PM - PLEASE  be prompt to begin!

Tools: Please bring a scissors, good pruning clippers, (gardening gloves if you want) and a smile! Wear your crazy Christmas sweater if you dare! This is a fun morning- NO TALENT NEEDED to create a fabulous wreath just in time for the holidays! Gather you friends! 

Cost: $25. - Make check payable to:  GWHS 

CALL-  Linda Kortz - 610-837-7078, 610-905-0007 (cell) to register.

Please clearly  leave your name, phone and "for the Wreath class", if you leave a message.

( If you attend Tavern Night, Nov. 9, 6:30-10PM, you can pay and register there) 

YOUR seat is then reserved upon receipt of your check.

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