What people often throw out today would have been repaired, refreshed, or reused by their colonial counterparts.
Visitors to historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, June 9 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. can see how this was done.
The interactive program, “Cleaning & Mending, Repairing, Extending: The Non-Disposable 18th- Century Textile,” will feature a variety of living history activities and demonstrations throughout the day.
These will include colonial laundry, dyeing, sewing, mending, ironing, and more.
A donation of $2 per person is suggested for this program.
This program is being held in conjunction with Pottsgrove Manor’s current exhibit, “Matters Personal, Details Private: Cleanliness, Hygiene, and Personal Pursuits in the Colonial Home.”
Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered on the hour during the program.
The exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are given on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00 p.m.
The site is closed Mondays and major holidays. Groups of ten or more should pre-register by calling 610-326-4014.