Saturday, July 15, 2017

Be a Jack or Jill of All Trades at Pottsgrove Manor

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

Do you have what it takes to be a “Jack of All Trades” at Pottsgrove Manor? 

There will be cooking in our reproduction 18th century kitchen where you can learn the skills needed to make a Georgian meal in a hearth fireplace. 

Weavers will be working on tape looms and turning wool into yarn and thread. 

The mason, or brick/stone layer, will be illustrating the steps in stone carving by hand. 

Discover what a seamstress will be piecing together to create and hand-sew colonial garments. 

Explore what a book binder, colonial shoe maker, and broom maker are showcasing, teaching about their craft, and showing off their wares. 

Hands-on activities allow everyone to experience the noises, sights, and smells of the different 18th century careers and skills that crafted both everyday and luxury items. 

It will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Colonial ironmaster John Potts’ 1752 manor house will be open for tours during the day. 

Trades were a necessary part of colonial life as friends and neighbors worked to sell and share their wares and services.  Visitors will also be able to shop at the manor’s museum shop for colonial games, books, and unique gifts.

This program welcomes all ages; suggested donation $2 per person for the event. The event will be held rain or shine.

Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422 near the Carousel at Potttown and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course, in Pottsown. 

Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites.

For more information, call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at

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