Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Day Colonial Style at Pottsgrove Manor

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

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Connie Unangst
If that's true, it is also true that the way to a woman's heart is paved with chocolate. 

On Saturday, Feb. 13, a cooking demonstration at Pottstown's own Pottsgrove Manor will show how our colonial forebears handled chocolate.

The demonstration will be held between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for demonstrations of open-hearth cooking with the program “Valentine’s Day, the Colonial Way.”

In the colonial era, before the invention of the techniques that give chocolate the smooth consistency people know and love today, chocolate was usually consumed as either a hot beverage or as an ingredient in various “made” dishes. 

In this program, historic cook Connie Unangst will prepare a variety of 18th-century recipes using chocolate. 

Visitors can stop in the kitchen at any time during the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see what’s cooking. Guided tours of the manor will also be offered on the hour throughout the day, and the site’s museum shop will also be open. 

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

Visitors can also take a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Tours begin on the hour. 

The last tour of the day begins at 3 p.m.
Pottsgrove 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

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