Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Living History Month at Pottsgrove Manor


Step into the past at Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy an afternoon learning about colonial trades and pastimes.

On August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pottsgrove Manor’s living history volunteers, dressed in colonial period clothing, will be living life the 18th-century way.

Activities will include hearth cooking, needlework, quilting, tape weaving, gunsmithing, hornsmithing, and country dancing. 

 Visitors can watch, learn, and even join in fun! Activities will vary from week to week, so call ahead or check Pottsgrove Manor’s webpage at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor to find out what activities will be offered that day.

A donation of $2 per person is suggested for this program. 
Guests can also tour the museum’s current exhibit, “Forging a Lifestyle: Ironworking with the Potts’ Family,” during their visit.

The exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours now through Nov. 4, 2013. 

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. The site is closed Mondays and major holidays. 

Groups of ten or more should pre-register by calling 610-326-4014.

Pottstown Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422.

Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department. 

For more information, call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor. Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor.

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