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Daniel Boone Homestead hosts ‘Evening on the Green’

EXETER TOWNSHIP — Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a local nonprofit organization, brings back its summer evening event, “Evening on the Green,” which will be held at the Daniel Boone Homestead from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.

This newly envisioned, after-hours event will feature a pop-up biergarten (beer garden) by Sly Fox Brewery as well as wine and mead by Ridgewood Winery and Stonekeep Meadery. Plus enjoy food, frozen treats, and non-alcoholic beverages from Wow Wagon and Mister Softee.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, guests will be able to enjoy a Colonial beer brewing demonstration by the Colonial Brewer.

“We are excited to have the Regimental Brewmeister joining us for an authentic Colonial beer brewing experience,” the Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a local nonprofit organization, stated in the release. “This process is a lengthy one and takes several hours to complete.”

Historical interpreter and reenactor Michael Carver will portray a Journeyman Brewer. He will be on-site beginning at 11:30 a.m. the day of the event to get the process started early and allow for enough time to finish creating his brew.

“Even then the process will not be complete as the beer will need to ferment off-site for about 10 days and then need to be bottled. Mr. Carver uses the brewing methods available in 1750 to interpret the craft of a simple Journeyman Brewer,” stated the Homestead Associates organization.

According to the Colonial Brewer website,, Carver’s historical persona includes Journeyman Brewer, cordwainer or leather craftsman, statesman and orator, chandler or candle and soapmaker, gentleman scientist, and soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various militia.

“My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799),” Carver states on his website. “Let me help you experience history firsthand.”

The Boone House and Bertolet Log House will be open all evening for tours.

The birthplace of the famed frontiersman born in 1734, the Daniel Boone Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Daily historic operations are run by the Daniel Boone Homestead Associates.

The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the 18th century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside.

Visitors are invited to stroll the grounds as dusk falls and try their hand at colonial toys, lawn games, and tavern games in the historic area. Music on the lawn will be provided by the Subterraneans and Days of Old.

Admission for adults is $10, seniors (65+) $8, Youth (6-17) $5. Children age 5 and younger and DBHA members are free. Additional fees apply for food and beverage purchases. No pets (except service animals) and no smoking.

The event is sponsored and presented by The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates.

For more information, visit and the Daniel Boone Homestead on Facebook.

Source: Berkshire mont

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