POTTSTOWN PA – Sunday (Aug. 4, 2019) marks the start of a month-of-Sundays summer fun at Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., as the Montgomery County museum and historic site that was the home of Pottstown founder John Potts and his family opens from 1-4 p.m. for presentations by living history interpreters.
The manor’s “Living History Sundays” events are also scheduled for Aug. 11, 18, and 25 at the same times and location. Everyone in the family can participate in hands-on history:
- Take a turn to churn cream into butter.
- Learn how to weave colorful strings into useful tape on a loom.
- See the tools of the leather-smith trade in action, as the hide is transformed into pouches and bags.
- Join the cook in the reproduction kitchen to uncover an 18th-century dish brought to life.
- Stroll through the kitchen garden to find the plants that colonists would use for food and medicine.
- Try your hand at period toys and games.
Each weekend brings different historical skills to life. Parts of the Potts family 1752 manor home also will be open for tours. The museum shop will be open to purchase books, games, and period reproduction items. This event will be held rain or shine, and is suitable fot all ages. A $2 donation per person donation is suggested for the event.
Pottsgrove Manor is located near the intersection of King Street and Route 100. Close by are the Carousel at Pottsgrove, and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course. For more information, call 610-326-4014.
Photo from Pottsgrove Manor