Pottsgrove Manor Spring Events Launch Saturday
POTTSTOWN PA – In-person events – featuring a live concert of 18th Century music, and a returning outdoor fair – are planned during April and May at Pottsgrove Manor, the Montgomery County historic site on King Street in the borough.
Music at the Manor
A limited number of seats were offered for a unique musical concert scheduled for April 10 (Saturday) at 1 p.m. in Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St. Multi-instrumentalist Robert Mouland will play music from the 18th-century, and highlight the importance of music to colonial life.
Concert tickets cost $10 per person. Advance registration is online at the manor’s website, here. Payment by cash, check, or money order was required by April 1, but it may be worth calling 610-326-4014 to learn if any seats remain available.
Mouland is dedicated to the study of 18th-century and Irish music. He has played at historic sites across Philadelphia, and can regularly be found playing at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Those who attend the Pottsgrove Manor concert will listen and learn about stories and connections music has throughout history.
Annual Colonial Mayfair
Celebrate the arrival of spring May 1 (Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pottsgrove Manor’s annual Colonial Mayfair. A $2 donation is suggested for the rain-or-shine outdoor event that brings to life an 18th Century-style market fair with vendors, performances, and living history demonstrations. Parking is available. Advance registration is requested, and can be completed online here.
Start the day by gathering around the colorful Maypole, and then laugh along with Tucker’s Tales historic puppet shows and songs. Stroll through vendor tents to see what handmade items are available. Living history demonstrations highlight crafts and trades practiced in colonial Pennsylvania, from sewing and textile work to beer brewing and shoe making.
See what plants are appearing in the kitchen garden, then discover what historic foods are being created in the outdoor bake-oven. The first floor of the historic home of the Potts family will be open for visitors. Kids can grab take-home crafts to keep the history going at home. Play historic games and meet with some cheerful characters who roam about the fair.
About the Manor
Pottsgrove Manor exemplifies the restrained elegance of early Georgian architecture popular with wealthy English gentry during the mid-18th-century. Built in 1752 for John Potts, ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, the mansion was situated on a nearly 1,000 acre plantation, which by 1762 included the town of “Pottsgrove.” For more information, call 610-326-4014.