Monday, May 28, 2012

Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle, Colonial Style

Blogger's Note: We bring you this offering from Lynn Symborski over at Pottsgrove Manor.

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.

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