Calendar of Events

2022 Calendar of Events

JHS 50th Anniversary Speaker Series
in Partnership with Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
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Jacobsburg Lost and Found: Saturday, April 30 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Dr. Scott Paul Gordon, Guest Speaker at JHS Craft Center
Few traces of the village of Jacobsburg survive. A decade of archeological work (1973-1983) recovered the footprint of the small community, but it has received little attention since. What do we know now about the people who lived in Jacobsburg and the activities they engaged in? How is Jacobsburg connected to the Henry family at Boulton and Nazareth? Join guest speaker Dr. Scott Paul Gordon to find out more. This program is being held in the classroom of the JHS Craft Center adjacent to the barn behind 402 Henry Rd. Nazareth, PA 18064. Parking is located by proceeding down Schoeneck Ave. to the rear of the property. Registration is required.

The Pennsylvania Longrifle . . . and You! Saturday, May 28 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Dave Ehrig, Guest Speaker at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
In this seminar, we will explore the roots of our state’s iconic new symbol. From humble frontier roots, an evolution of gunmaking technology took place . . . the rifled barrel. While Henry of Lancaster, along with other Lancaster gunsmiths like Matthias Roesser, George Fainot, Jacob Dickert, and others were among the first to exploit the legendary accuracy of long rifled barrels, the Henry family’s fame would increase as the technology was brought to the Moravian Societies in Christian’s Spring, Nazareth, and Boulton. To hold an early Andreas Albrecht, Christian Oerter, or Wm. Henry Jr. longrifle in one’s hands is to create such an indelible memory of Pennsylvania history that it causes many skilled modern longrifle builders to attempt to recreate them. This program will raise your spirits and enlighten your pride in the Keystone State and its iconic gun.


Spring Grounds Clean Up Day
Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 8am-12pm
Great Earth Day Community Service project
for students and Scouts. 8am refreshments!

Museum Season Opening Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022
“New” George Dech Exhibit in the Pa. Longrifle Museum
Pa. Longrifle Museum open Sat. 10am-4pm & Sun. 12pm-4pm
J. Joseph Henry House open Sat. 10am-4pm & Sun. 12pm-4pm
44th Georgia Civil War Reenactor Group Presents a
Camp of Instruction; Marching, Drills, Musket Demonstrations,
Camp Cobbler, Camp Cooking
Also: Our Annual Plant Sale! Anyone wishing to donate plants for the sale should contact Bobbie DiGerlando by voice or text at 484.542.0158

World War II Living History Weekend
Saturday, June 25, 2022: 10 am–4 pm & Sunday, June 26, 2022: 10 am–4 pm
Visitors can tour Allied & German camps staffed by reenactors, see period
military and non-military vehicles and displays. Honor all veterans.
WWII Vendors – Music – Food
Fun for the whole family!

PA Longrifle Museum, J. Joseph Henry House,
Summer Kitchen & Grounds, open to the public
Sat., June 25: 10 am–4 pm & Sun., June 26: 12 pm–4 pm

Passport to History Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17, 2022
Boulton Historic Site open to the public Sat. & Sun. 12 pm-4 pm
Explore the Pa. Longrifle Museum, JJ Henry House, Summer Kitchen,
Nicholas Hawk Gunshop, Carriage House, Blacksmith Shop, Boat House
Children’s Craft Activities in the Early American Craft Center

Summer Museum Open House Weekend
PA Longrifle Museum, open to the public 12 pm–4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2022
Annual Summer Community Picnic both days with free hot dogs!

Revolutionary War Weekend Encampment
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 10 & 11, 2022; 10am-4pm
See history come alive as we present a Rev War encampment with marching, drills,
camp life, and open-hearth cooking. We will also have a British encampment
with a skirmish, living history with Makers and Merchants. Fun for the whole family!

PA Longrifle Museum, J. Joseph Henry House,
Summer Kitchen & Grounds, open to the public
Sat., Sept. 10: 10 am–4 pm & Sun., Sept. 11: 12 pm–4 pm

Market Faire & Rendezvous – Living History Weekend
Saturday, October 29, 2022: 10 am–4 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022: 10 am–4 pm
Fur Trade Era encampment, 18th c. Market Faire,
Early American Arts & Crafts exhibits with demonstrations
Open Hearth Cooking – Music – Food
Fun for the whole family!

PA Longrifle Museum open Sat. & Sun. Oct. 29 & 30, 10am-4pm
J. Joseph Henry House, Summer Kitchen & Grounds, open to the public
Sat., October 29: 10 am-4 pm & Sun., October 30: 12 pm–4 pm

A Very Special Christmas at Boulton
Saturday, December 10: 11 am-4 pm & Sunday, December 11: 12 pm–4 pm
Visit the 1832 J. Joseph Henry House and the PA Longrifle Museum
decorated in holiday splendor. Stop by our Museum Gift Shop for holiday shopping!
Live Greens – Refreshments – Jacobsburg Brew

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