Spend Your August Sundays In Another Era

POTTSTOWN PA – Local history is scheduled to literally come alive Sundays during August at Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., in its “Living History Sundays” program. Museum staff members and a troupe of skilled volunteers will offer hands-on interpretations of 18th Century trades and daily life during the special, four-week series of events.

The fun happens Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 (2017) from 1-4 p.m. on each date in- and outside the 1752 manor house of Pottstown founder and Colonial ironmaster John Potts, the museum announced. A wide variety of demonstrations and activities are planned.

Visitors can explore how to make butter, and tape weave using box looms with period interpreters. They’ll see and smell food being prepared in a reproduction colonial kitchen, and try their hands at embroidery and needlework, or learn how to make 18th century soap. Discover, too, the skills needed to spin wool into yarn.

In addition to the weekly activities, the manor will host colonial games for everyone in the family to play and enjoy! Activities will vary week by week, so check the Pottsgrove Manor website or call the museum at 610-326-4014 for updates on happenings on any one of the Sundays. These programs are suitable for all ages, and will be held rain or shine. A donation of $2 per person is suggested.

The manor itself will be open for tours during the day. The museum’s current exhibit, “Rise and Shine at the Manor,” delves into the daily morning routines of both the Potts family and their household staff.

Pottsgrove Manor is located near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422 and near the Carousel at Pottsgrove, and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course.

Spend Your August Sundays In Another Era

Graphic from Pottsgrove Manor; file photo from The Post Publications