Vinegar Latest Lecture Topic At Pottsgrove Manor

Visitors will learn vinegar had many uses

POTTSTOWN PA – “Vinegar: When Good Alcohol Goes Bad,” a lecture and demonstration by historic site supervisor Laura Daugherty on the varieties of vinegar that might have been found in a Colonial household, will be held June 12 (2011; Sunday) beginning at 1 p.m. at Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown PA.

The manor’s reconstructed Colonial kitchen is where visitors will congregate to hear Daugherty talk about the many different types of vinegar, how they were made, and the ways in which they were used in 18th century households. Different types of vinegar will be on display, as well as colonial foods made with vinegar.

The lecture is being held to introduce Pottsgrove Manor’s new exhibit, “Spirituous Liquors and Healthful Distillations: Alcohol in Colonial America.” A guided tour of the exhibit will be offered after the presentation.

The event is open to the public. A donation of $2 per person is suggested. Pottsgrove Manor was the home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown. It is located near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, and is operated by Montgomery County’s Parks and Heritage Services Department.

Photo from Pottsgrove Manor