Are the wintertime blues getting you and your kids down? Then join us at the Daniel Boone Homestead for our Fireside Tales and chase those blues away! Storytelling was a great way for families in the eighteenth century to pass the time during the long, dark winters. During our Fireside Tales, Homestead volunteers will read a few stories geared toward young children ages 4 – 8 and their families in the rustic atmosphere of the Wayside Lodge.

The stories will have a different theme each day.

On Jan. 17, Darius Puff will share exciting stories of Native American culture. On Feb. 21, a volunteer will read Go Ask the Wise Woman, an Irish tale told at night fires. The event begins at 2 p.m. both days.

We will make sure to have a nice, cheerful fire going in the fireplace in the Wayside Lodge but it will still be quite chilly inside so remember to dress warmly and bring a few extra blankets or quilts to relax on and snuggle under! Suggested donation $2.00 per child. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will also be provided. Forget about Old Man Winter for an hour or two and spend the afternoon with your family at the Daniel Boone Homestead! Self-guided tours of the historic area and guided tours of the Boone House will be available for an additional fee throughout the afternoon.

The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of Rt. 422 near Baumstown. The Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and daily historic operations are run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, a local, non-profit organization. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact the Daniel Boone Homestead at 610-582-4900.

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