Saturday, January 13, 2018

Special Pottsgrove Manor Workshop on January 20 Will Teach Colonial Pocket-Making

Blogger's Note: Today is the last day to register for this workshop.

Ever wondered how colonial women carried around the items they might need throughout their day? 

They used their pockets! However, these pockets look a lot different from modern ones. They were worn around the waist and were not attached to any gowns or petticoats.

Find out more about the history and use of pockets while constructing your own hand-sewn pocket with Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This workshop is perfect for beginners learning about historic clothing and those interested in women’s history. Master your basic sewing skills and understand how useful pockets can be.

Class size is limited, so register by today, Jan.13, to secure your spot. 

Registration information can be found on the website, and by calling or visiting the site during normal museum hours. 

Ages 10 and up; workshop cost $20 per person, which covers the cost of all materials. In case of winter weather, staff will cancel 24 hours ahead of program and alert participants by phone. If canceled, participants will receive a full refund.

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 Pottstown and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites.

For more information, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at

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