Monday, July 30, 2012

Living History Sundays Coming to Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove Manor's Living History Sundays get started this Sunday and run through August.

Blogger's Note: The following was submitted by Lynn Symborski, the educator at Pottstown's own Pottsgrove Manor.

A colonial hornsmith at work.
Come spend a casual summer Sunday afternoon at Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy the 18th century surroundings as volunteers demonstrate colonial trades and pastimes.

On August 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pottsgrove Manor’s living history volunteers, dressed in colonial period clothing, will be living life the colonial way.

Activities may include needlework, gunsmithing, butter churning, tape weaving, and more.

Visitors can watch, learn, and even join in!

Activities will vary from week to week, so call ahead or check the event listing on Pottsgrove Manor’s Facebook page at to find out what will be offered that day.

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

Guests can also tour the museum’s current exhibit, “Matters Personal, Details Private: Cleanliness, Hygiene, and Personal Pursuits in the Colonial Home” on their visit.
The gunsmith at work.

The exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours now through Nov. 4.

Regular museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tours are given on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00 p.m.

The site is closed Mondays and major holidays. Groups of then or more should pre-register by calling 610-326-4014.

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 and Heritage Services Department. For more information, call 610-326-4014, or visit us the website at

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