Thursday, September 17, 2015

It's Time for Tea At Pottsgrove Manor

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottsgrove Manor.

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Sept.19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open-hearth cooking demonstration entitled “Time for Tea.”

Before declaring their independence, American colonists loved tea as much as their English brethren.

In this program, visitors can watch as historic cook Ed Hulmes makes foods that Ruth Potts may have served alongside tea.

Costumed interpreters will portray upper-class colonial ladies taking tea and will talk about the equipage and etiquette that went along with tea time.

Visitors will also be able to learn about and sample the varieties of tea that the Potts family purchased in the 18th century.

In addition to enjoying the program, visitors will have an opportunity to take a guided tour of the mansion at Pottsgrove Manor, with tours offered on the hour during the day. 

Guests can also shop in the site’s museum store where specialty colonial teas will be among the items available for purchase. 

There is a $2 per person suggested donation for this program. 

Pottsgrove Manor 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, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department. 

For more information, call 610-326-4014.

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