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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead Society News and Photos
    upon the early foundation Melchior Schultz who owned the farm from 1794 until his death in 1826 probably built the site s original ice house The ice house was situated directly above the root cellar to allow cold air and water from the ice to also cool the underground chamber On farms ice houses were usually situated near a stream on which a dam was set to create an ice pond Farmers then could harvest the ice in the coldest months using specially designed ice cutting tools saws axes spike poles and ice planes Large ice blocks generally four feet by two feet and up to two feet thick were cut and hauled by horse drawn sled to the ice house for storage Sawdust wood shavings and straw were layered between the ice blocks as insulation Since photographs of the original ice house do not exist careful research of other ice houses in the region guided this reconstruction Within a few miles of the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester Township another ice house was located with nearly the same dimensions as the Farmstead s foundation and of even greater importance it was also built above a root cellar This became

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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead Society
    Treasurer Jacquelyn Kelly Recording Secretary Phyllis Yergey Assistant Treasurer James Hern Directors Carol V Allen David Carhart Theresa Gentile Wayne Grove Jim Hern Lee Kirk Carol Berardelli Kathrina DeWitt Yost Jacquelyn Kelly Pat McDonnell Nadine Vigliano Phyllis Yergey Back to

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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead Society News and Photos
    of the house are provided free of charge Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm the last tour starts at 3 30 Photo Album Farmstead Candelight Laerenswaert Market Fair Reenactments Camp Back to News The front of the main house The back of the main house with the kitchen garden The sheep fold is shown to the left The back of the main

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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead Society Publication (Wentz Post)
    speed internet access you may download the publication by double clicking on the specific edition This is a large file and should not be used on dial up access to the internet due to the length of time required Adobe Reader free must be downloaded and installed on your computer in order to view this online publication see www adobe com Publication Date Spring 2010 10MB Fall 2009 5MB Spring

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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead Society
    Farmstead Society P O Box 679 Worcester PA 19490 0679 Please make checks payable to Peter Wentz Farmstead Society First Name Last Name Street Address City State and Zip Home Phone Number Work Phone Number E Mail Address Select if Wentz descendant Schultz descendant Select one New Member Please renew my membership Select one Student 10 00 nbsp Individual 20 00 nbsp Senior Family both over 65 25 00 nbsp

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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead Society News and Photos
    she was a young girl Eleanor has been giving of her time and talents as a volunteer nearly her entire life During World War II she served in the Navy WAVES Women s Auxiliary Volunteer Emergency Service from 1944 to 1946 as Petty Officer 2nd Class Storekeeper in Disbursement After the war Eleanor married Bob Bittle and eventually settled in Gilbertsville She spent many years involved with Girl Scouts of America directing programs and activities for scouts before turning her educational skills towards historical interpretation and the Farmstead Of all Eleanor s many interests and abilities one topic has become her trademark the process of weaving linen tape on various types of tape looms She first became interested in tape weaving in 1977 and since then she has pursued many years of research that has made her a leading expert on this early craft Eleanor s first tape loom was one that her husband Bob made for her a replica of an early loom Bob continued to make both standing looms and box looms as Eleanor honed her skills as a weaver Eventually she began acquiring antique looms from dealers and local auction sales Over the years she has traveled extensively in search of looms and has acquired them from many different states Eleanor tells one story about winning the bid on a loom at an auction where the auctioneer didn t have any idea what that contraption he was selling was Eleanor knew She has amassed a collection of nearly 100 tape looms box looms standing looms lap or knee looms all shapes and sizes some finely crafted others just made from rough planks nailed together Each one has a story and is lovingly preserved in her home which has turned into somewhat of a museum Eleanor a k

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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead Society News and Photos
    Evening tours allow visitors to experience the hospitality of the Wentz home decorated in the fashion of 18th century entertaining Volunteers in period costume fill the house with music aroma of hearth cooking and good cheer Photo Album Farmstead Candelight Laerenswaert Market Fair Reenactments Camp Back to News Irene Ferguson Monica Wentz and Elizabeth Noska at Candelight 2002 George Washington aka Howard Gross and Emily Buenzel Karen Dougherty demonstrating 18th

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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead Society News and Photos
    seeing Held in the fall Laerenswaert is a fun filled day of colonial craft demonstrations entertainment and food that brings the 18th century farmstead to life once again A wonderful day for the entire family Photo Album Farmstead Candelight Laerenswaert Market Fair Reenactments Camp Back to News Barbara Corson and Rex help Jay Ryan plow the field One of the many demonstrators at Laerenswaert Phil and Donna Silbaugh with Mikke

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