Spring Ushered In By Sunshine At Pottstown May Fair

POTTSTOWN PA – Hundreds of visitors came out Saturday (May 7, 2011) in pleasant temperatures and bright sunshine to enjoy a little bit of the 18th Century, as historic Pottsgrove Manor, West King Street, Pottstown PA, again opened its annual May Fair to the public. Volunteers, vendors and historic demonstrators could be seen all around the grounds, giving guests an insight into what spring might have been like at the home of Pottstown’s founder, John Potts.

Tinsmithing and woodworking were Ray Oxenford's specialties

Isaac Musser, left, and Harold High demonstrated chair-caning

Pat Oxenford shows off her toy and decorative painting skills

Michelle Harris (left), Deborah Peterson (center) and Shannon Lefebvre proudly model their colonial working-class clothing

Several vendors offered products and services on the grounds

Casey O’Connor, left, and Linda Mulgrew demonstrate butter-churning and cheese-making

Pottstown-based Boy Scouts were among those selling refreshments to the thirsty

Carol Carlson and her son David set up their tent for his 18th Century Textile display

Photos for The Post by Aimee M. Herbert, Aimee Marie Photography