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Celebrate autumn with the North Museum and our friends at the Millport Conservancy in Lititz!

The annual Advent vesper service, in historic Boehm’s Chapel, is scheduled, December 02, at three o’clock p.m. The program consists of traditional ‘Lessons and Carols’ with congregational singing of familiar Christmas hymns. Special music will be provided by Joanne Swords-Wang, Lancastrian, harpist.

Boehm’s Chapel is located at 13 West Boehms Road, Willow Street, PA. Programs are free and open to the public. However, donations to offset fees for speakers and musicians are always appreciated. Please contact boehmschapel@gmail.com, phone 717-872-4133, or visit our website www.boehmschapel.org for additional information.

IMGP9289A culmination of a year’s worth of hard work, Harvest Days is Landis Valley’s oldest and largest family event. Come for demonstrations, exhibits, live music and activities, as well as horse-drawn wagon rides and a children’s discovery tent. Taste heirloom varieties of apples and watch them become apple butter and cider. Witness wool go from sheep to shawl. Pick a pumpkin of your very own and then decorate it. All of this and more are packed into two fun-filled days.

Food will be available for purchase on site.  Free parking.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $12/Adults
$10/Seniors
$8/Ages 6-11
Free for ages 5 & under

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Boehm’s annual Apple Fest will be held rain or shine, 13 West Boehms Road, Willow Street PA

Foods include homemade apple butter, dumplings, nuggets, baked goods, hot and cold luncheon foods, homemade apple ice cream

Activities are planned for the children, crafters will line the chapel walkway and also be found inside the Fellowship Hall of the church.

Chapel tours and DVD will be available throughout the day.  Noon time music will feature Gospel and Country music

by Jay Eddie & His Cowgirls.

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome.

Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome.

Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

Celebrate the arrival of Spring at Rock Ford’s annual May Fair Celebration with a variety of craftsmen and vendors, 18th century entertainments, and dancing around the Maypole! All outdoor activities are free and open to the public and also weather permitting.

Guided tours of the mansion will be on every half hour from 10 am until 3 pm. There is an admission charge to tour the mansion. No reservations required.

$8 Adults
$7 Seniors (65+)
$6 Children 6 to 12
Free for children under 5

 

Wreath Laying at Woodward Hill Cemetery at 10am. Buchanan Birthday Celebration at Wheatland at 12pm until 2pm. 

The 226th anniversary of President James Buchanan’s birth will be commemorated on April 22, 2017 and will feature the annual presentation of the White House wreath for the President’s grave site at Woodward Hill Cemetery starting at 10am followed by a Birthday Celebration at Wheatland starting at 12pm and lasting till 2pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

The day’s events begin at 10am at Woodward Hill Cemetery for the Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony. The Ceremony includes remarks delivered by Brigadier General David Wood and County Commissioner Joshua G. Parsons. The James Buchanan Elementary School 5th Grade Chorus will sing the National Anthem after which two 5th Grade students, in historic costume, will assist Brigadier General Wood with the presentation of the Presidential Wreath at Buchanan’s tomb.

Following the ceremony, the public is invited by the students and PTO of James Buchanan Elementary School to President James Buchanan’s Wheatland for a 226th Birthday Celebration. Free tours of the President’s beloved home, Wheatland, are available from 12pm until 2pm with a tour beginning every 15 minutes and the last free tour beginning at 1:45. These tours will be led by the Buchanan Elementary School students as they interpret the history of Wheatland, James Buchanan, his family and his life. Enjoy a slice of James Buchanan’s birthday cake with some punch provided through the generosity of the James Buchanan Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO.)

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Brace yourself! A visitor favorite, the Tornado Machine is returning to the North Museum. Delighting visitors of all ages, this exhibit allows guests to experience a real tornado up close and hands-on, as they learn the science behind this extreme weather phenomenon.

Non-Members: The “Tornado Machine” exhibit is included in admission price.
Members: The “Tornado Machine” exhibit is free with Museum Membership ID.

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Enjoy two local science destinations for one great price.

With the purchase of a North Museum Family level membership or above you have the opportunity to add a Family Membership to the Lancaster Science Factory for an additional $45 (an $89 value).

The Lancaster Science Factory is a hands-on, interactive technology and science center in Lancaster, PA, just a few blocks from the North Museum of Nature and Science.

Additional adults may be added to certain membership levels. Please contact the Lancaster Science Factory for details or visit our site to become a member today.
Double the Discovery memberships can be purchased over the phone at 717.358.3941. For details contact membership@northmuseum.org.