Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ben Franklin Helps Pottsgrove Manor Rise and Shine

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

Pottsgrove Manor's new exhibit, "Rise and Shine at the Manor," opens on Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. with a visit from Benjamin Franklin.

At 1 p.m. visitors will have a chance to meet founding father Benjamin Franklin, as portrayed by Bill Ochester.

Learn about Franklin’s contributions to everyday life, including the idea of Daylight Savings time!

After the lecture, visitors can take a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor and the new exhibit.

As the first rays of the morning’s sun streamed through the windows of Pottsgrove Manor, the house would already be busy with a myriad of early morning household tasks and the rituals of starting another day.

See how the humble activities of daily life differed from- or were often remarkably similar to- the activities we are familiar with today.

There is a suggested donation of $2 per person for the lecture and tour.

Visitors can also take a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor and the “Rise and Shine at the Manor” exhibit 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 and is  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, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at

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