Join us for an informative evening as Mr. Jim Lewars walks us through the story of the Kauffman Farm, the
Join us for an informative evening as Mr. Jim Lewars walks us through the story of the Kauffman Farm, the Oley Valley’s most intact historic farmstead. Established by David Kauffman in 1726, the farm retains many 18th and 19th century buildings and is an important study in early Germanic architecture and farm life in the Oley Valley. A display of artifacts found at the farm will be available for viewing after the program.
Jim Lewars is a Berks County native with a B.A. and M.A. from Penn State. He is retired from a 42-year career in the museum field. He was responsible for the operations at both the Daniel Boone Homestead and Conrad Weiser Homestead for 25 years. He served as the acting administrator of the Ephrata Cloister and was Director of the Landis Valley Museum for 7 years, prior to his retirement in 2017. Mr. Lewars has researched Pennsylvania German architecture and is well acquainted with the Oley Valley, having led many tours over the years. He has also served on the boards of many history-oriented organizations.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm
Oley Fair Centre Building, 24 Jefferson Street, Oley, PA