BIRDSBORO PA – A “new twist on today’s typical Easter egg hunt” is promised by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead as they conduct a second annual Easter and spring nature program April 1 (2012; Sunday) from noon to 4 p.m. at the homestead, a Pennsylvania historical site on Daniel Boone Road in Birdsboro PA.
Children will hunt, with the help of volunteers, for plastic eggs filled with candy and treats hidden inside the site’s historic buildings. Visitors are asked to bring a basket to collect the eggs, then spend some time outdoors in the spring air and learn all about old-fashioned Easter celebrations.
In addition to the egg hunt, the homestead will offer face painting, eighteenth-century toys and games, and blacksmithing demonstrations.
At its Bertolet Log Cabin, children can learn about the traditional Pennsylvania German Easter, including the Easter Tree and Easter Rabbit, and decorate paper egg ornaments to hang on the tree. They will also have an opportunity to dye eggs using colonial dyeing methods.
On the rifle range, the 1st Pa Regiment of the Continental Line will offer flintlock shooting demonstrations throughout the afternoon.
For the spring nature program, a volunteer from the Pennsylvania State Master Gardeners of Berks County will present a program on landscaping with native plants.
Admission for the day’s events is $4 for children ages 3-14, and $3 for adults. Light refreshments will be provided.
The homestead is the birthplace of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the eighteenth century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside. For more information, call 610-582-4900.
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