Explore Pottsgrove Manor As Candles Flicker
From the Montgomery County Office of Communications:
Visit Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, from 2-8 p.m.
100 W. King St., Pottstown PA
POTTSTOWN PA – Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor, with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open-house on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, from 2-8 p.m.
The public is invited to take a self-guided tour of the elegant 1752 manor house, where costumed interpreters will depict the colonial residents of Pottsgrove Manor. As visitors make their way through the house, they will hear music played on historical instruments, see English country dancing, whiff delicious smells in the kitchen as historical cook Deborah Peterson prepares authentic dishes at the open hearth, and enjoy the beauty of the mansion lit by candlelight and bedecked with greenery.
Complimentary refreshments of hot spiced cider, colonial-style chocolate drink, and cookies will be served at the end of the house tour. Young visitors will be able to make free seasonal crafts to take home.
After exploring the house, guests will want to visit Pottsgrove Manor’s museum shop for unique, historically-oriented gifts, like locally-made redware pottery and ornaments, reproduction glassware, handcrafted candles and soaps, books, toys, games, and more.
Outside in the manor’s courtyard, visitors can warm themselves by a bonfire, and enjoy historic carols sung by the Colonial Revelers singing group performing from 2-5 p.m.
A donation of $2 per person is suggested for this event, which will be held weather-permitting. No reservations are needed. Visitors are asked to park at the Carousel at Pottstown, 30 W. King St., or at Memorial Park, 75 W King St. A shuttle will transport visitors to and from Pottsgrove Manor throughout the event. Handicapped parking is available in the museum’s parking lot.
The manor’s open house will also be featured as a stop on the Pottstown Historical House Tour that evening.
Graphic from Pottsgrove Manor