Potts’ Impact Talk Closes Manor Exhibit
POTTSTOWN PA – Historian Dan Graham, an expert on the early Pennsylvania iron industry and a genealogist of the Potts and Rutter families, will present a lecture titled “The Potts Legacy” on Nov. 7 (2015; Saturday) at 1 p.m. in Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St. The Montgomery County historic site was once the home of Colonial ironmaster and Pottstown founder John Potts.
Graham has done extensive research into the development of the region. In this program, he will talk about Potts, his descendants, and the impact they had on the shaping of early Pottstown and the surrounding areas.
The talk serves as the closing event for the site’s current exhibit, “Pride of Place: The Local Legacy of the Potts Family,” which runs through Nov. 8. The exhibit can be viewed on a guided tour of the manor house during regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The site is closed Mondays and major holidays.
Tours are given on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3 p.m. Groups of ten or more should register in advance by calling 610-326-4014. Call the same number for more information about the exhibit or museum.
Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the county under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of its Assets and Infrastructure Department.