Welcome to the
Friends of Nathaniel Boileau Farmstead Web Site!
The Friends of the Nathaniel Boileau Farmstead,
Inc. is a non-profit corporation with the purpose of preserving,
rehabilitating, and maintaining the four historic farm structures on the
property known as Boileau Park. We work to promote
the cultural and historic significance of the site and the tremendous
educational opportunities that it affords to local
citizens, educators, students, sports groups and civic organizations.
One of the purposes of the corporation includes raising of the necessary funds
though grants, contributions and through other fund-raising activities.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the basement
of the Upper Moreland Township Building located at
117 Park Avenue in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
A Festival, a Picnic, a Cleanup and a Fundraiser
Upcoming Events for the Year 2015
We have a busy calendar this year at the Farmstead! So, please save the dates and join us!
Here is a snapshot of what events will happen at the Farmstead during 2015.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11:00am to 3:00pm
A free public event that offers activities for all age ranges, including: sheep herding demonstrations, Colonial Pennsylvania
militia re-enactors, childrensí Colonial games, spinning, open pit cooking, puppet shows, a miniature petting zoo, pony rides,
live music, wood joinery, free hot dogs and beverages, and more.
Summer Picnic Under the Tent
Saturday, June 20, 2015
11:30am to 2:30pm
This event we'll host a picnic lunch to usher in summer. This will be a BYO Picnic, and we will offer light refreshments along
with homemade ice cream and other sweets.
The purpose, aside from food, relaxation, and celebrating the Summer Solstice in a bucolic setting, is to invite local nonprofits
and educational organizations to present brief and enlightening presentations to the attendees about their groups and activities and
how they may tie to the distinctive public space of Nathaniel Boileau Park, be it geographical, environmental, or historical in nature.
A Midsummerís Day Clean Up
Saturday, July 25, 2015
9:00am to 12:00pm
Our cleanup event this year will focus on physically improving certain areas of the Farmstead. The activities will include: increasing the
safety at the site, halting further decay of the historic structures, and reintroduction of natural grasses and plant materials to the
Fall Fest Ď15
Saturday, September 12, 2015
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Come usher in fall, celebrate American heritage and enjoy the open space in beautiful Boileau Park! Farmstead tours, live music, games,
tasty food, local craft beers, non-alcoholic beverages and sweets round out the bill of fare and activities. So bring your taste for
fine food and local brews to help support our organizationís mission to preserve our Colonial Farmstead!
In 2009, The Friends of
Nathanial Boileau Farmstead signed a 25 year lease with Upper Moreland
Township assigning fundraising responsibilities to The Friends while defining a supportive
relationship between the two organizations. This relationship will
make restoration projects more attractive to public and private funding