BIRDSBORO PA – A relaxed summer evening complete with live music, dancing, and ice cream treats is planned for Daniel Boone Homestead, the historic Pennsylvania property and museum, during mid-June.
The homestead’s “Evening On The Green” is scheduled for June 18 (Saturday) from 6-9 p.m. and is open to the public, with tickets priced at $7 for adults and $4 for children. The night includes live music by Bob Hassler and The American Masters, horse-drawn wagon rides, wine sampling, the Amity Colonial Dancers, and old-fashioned ice cream making. For more information, call 610-582-4900.
The homestead is the birthplace of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the 18th Century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside.
Volunteers will offer guided tours of the house and the Bertolet Log House throughout the evening. Visitors see homestead buildings and take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic area as the sun sets. Children will be able to play with 18th Century toys and lawn games on a grassy knoll near the Visitor Center. A blacksmith will also be hard at work in his shop.
Complimentary wine sampling for adults will be offered by Ridgewood Winery in the Bertolet Log House, set up as a tavern. Bottles of its wine also will be available for purchase during the evening.
Hassler and The American Masters are a trio of musicians who will perform family-friendly folk and Americana music.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs for the concert, and be aware the ground may be muddy. Dogs and other pets should be left at home, and smoking is not permitted in the historic area. The program is sponsored and run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead.