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Explore Burnside Plantation with workshops by the Penn State Master Gardeners, Open House Events with live cooking demonstrations, and Open Gate Farm Tour.

Saturday, May 13, 10 am - 11 am

Who said learning can't be fun?! Join the Master Gardeners for a game of Bug Bingo. We will have fun playing and learning interesting facts about "bugs." Then, just in time for Mother's Day, participants will decorate a container, plant a flower, and personalize a note card. Meet at the pollinator garden in front of the Haas Barn.

This workshop is geared towards children ages 6 to 12.

This event is free to the public, registration is required.

Saturday, July 29, 10 - 11 am

Composting is fun and easy!  Join Captain Compost and Mr. Worm to learn how to make and use compost - and learn all about the decomposers who help.  Be prepared to get your hands dirty! Please meet at the pollinator garden in front of Haas Barn.

The workshop is geared towards children ages 6 to 12.

This event is free to the public, registration is required.

Saturday, July 29 from 10 am – 2 pm

  • Explore the historic Burnside Plantation house and grounds with guided tours by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites docents.
  • Visit our Louise W. Dimmick Memorial Garden featuring both current and historical garden herbs, vegetables, and fruits.
  • Step inside the summer kitchen and visit with our Historic Bethlehem Foodways volunteers as they create dishes to compliment our morning garden workshop theme!

Colonial Cooking Demonstration:

Theme: "What's Hot in the Garden"

Activity: Cooking seasonally appropriate items from garden.

Admission is free for members, included with your Pass Into History admission ticket, or a $5 suggested donation to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

Saturday, August 19, 10 - 11 am

Invasion of the Predators and Parasitoids? No, not the subject of an upcoming sci-fi flick! This workshop, geared towards adults, is an introduction to some of the lesser known, often misunderstood "other bugs" in your garden and the important roles they play.

This event is free to the public, registration is required.

Saturday, August 19 from 10 am – 2 pm

  • Explore the historic Burnside Plantation house and grounds with guided tours by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites docents.
  • Visit our Louise W. Dimmick Memorial Garden featuring both current and historical garden herbs, vegetables, and fruits.
  • Step inside the summer kitchen and visit with our Historic Bethlehem Foodways volunteers as they create dishes to compliment our morning garden workshop theme!

Colonial Cooking Demonstration:

Theme and Activity: To be determined

 

Admission is free for members, included with your Pass Into History admission ticket, or a $5 suggested donation to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

Sunday, October 1 from 1 - 4 pm

Join us at Burnside Plantation on for FREE family-fun activities, demonstrations, tours, and more! 

This restored historic farm was established in 1748 as the first privately owned home of the Bethlehem Moravians named James and Mary Burnside. Operated by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, the plantation features the original farmhouse, barns, and farm buildings dating to the mid-1800s, and one of only two operating horse-powered wheels in the country.

Activities include:

  • Guided tours of the farmhouse and barn
  • Colonial cooking demonstrations
  • Colonial games and crafts

 Open Gate Farm Tour

Sunday, October 15 from 1 - 4 pm

Join us at Burnside Plantation on for FREE family-fun activities, demonstrations, tours, and more! 

This restored historic farm was established in 1748 as the first privately owned home of the Bethlehem Moravians named James and Mary Burnside. Operated by Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, the plantation features the original farmhouse, barns, and farm buildings dating to the mid-1800s, and one of only two operating high  horse-powered wheels in the country.

Activities include:

  • Guided tours of the farmhouse and barn
  • Colonial cooking demonstrations
  • Colonial games and crafts

Saturday, May 13 from 10 am – 2 pm

  • Explore the historic Burnside Plantation house and grounds with guided tours by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites docents.
  • Visit our Louise W. Dimmick Memorial Garden featuring both current and historical garden herbs, vegetables, and fruits.
  • Step inside the summer kitchen and visit with our Historic Bethlehem Foodways volunteers as they create dishes to compliment our morning garden workshop theme!

Colonial Cooking Demonstration:

Theme: "Children's Activities in the Kitchen"

Activity: Children's hands on activities that they would have done at their young ages in the 1700's.  We will be cooking and making spring time goodies.

Admission is free for members, included with your Pass Into History admission ticket, or a $5 suggested donation to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

Wednesday, June 21, 6 - 7 pm

Tour the Master Gardeners' demonstration pollinator garden and learn about the different types of pollinators who visit. We will have information about planning a pollinator garden and choosing the best plants for that garden. Take home a free plant while supplies last! Light refreshments and activities for the kids!

This program is offered by the Penn State Master Gardeners.

Love History & Cooking?

We have a wonderful way to combine your interests! The Historic Bethlehem Foodways Group is cooking up history at Burnside Plantation, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. We are looking for volunteers to join our open-hearth cooks.

Interested in learning and passing on these historic (and delicious!) recipes to future generations? Come help us bring the past to life for our visitors, develop cooking skills of the colonial era, and explore recipes of an earlier time. We are cooking in the Burnside Plantation summer kitchen from May through October.

For more information, contact Tavia Minnich, 610.882.0450 ext. 20.

Annual Events at Burnside Plantation

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Save the Date for Blueberry Festival on July 15 & 16, 2017!

Save the Date for Apple Days on September 9 & 10, 2017!

For more information please contact:
610-882-0450 ext. 20    |   Tavia Minnich

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