Blogger's Note: The following is provided by Lynn Symborski over at Pottsgrove Manor.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visit Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy “Backcountry Cooking,” a demonstration of traditional open-hearth cooking.
While the wealthy Potts family could afford to eat fine dishes using imported ingredients, most colonists consumed much simpler fare.
In this demonstration, see Pottsgrove Manor’s colonial cooks in action as they create dishes that would have been familiar to rural Americans in the eighteenth century.
Guests can visit with the cooks in the manor’s reconstructed colonial kitchen anytime during the program. Regular guided house tours will also be offered on the hour. There is a $2 per person suggested donation for this program.
Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown.
Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department.
Regular museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are given on the hour.
The last tour of the day begins at 3 p.m.
Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610-326-4014.