Got A Book Inside You? Let It Out At Manor

POTTSTOWN PA – If your inner author is ready to emerge, you may be interested in a book-binding workshop scheduled for Sept. 14 (2019; Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St. It’s the 1752 home of Pottstown’s founding, family and one of Montgomery County’s historic venues.

An expert at the workshop – Ramon Townsend, owner of The Colonial Bindery – will teach participants to assemble hand-bound books. If you’ve ever wondered how books were produced during the colonial era, the manor’s introductory course reviews tools, methods, and skills needed to create an 18th-century style notebook.

Those in the class can choose their pages, cover, and decorative marbled paper. Everyone leaves the workshop with a one-of-a-kind book

Advance registration is required by Sept. 7 (Saturday); register and find more information here, or call 610-326-4014. A materials fee of $75 per person will be charged, and space is limited. Participants age 14 and older are eligible. All are asked to bring a bagged lunch.

Also, tours of the Potts home will be open during normal museum hours. The museum shop will be open, too, for the purchase of books, games, and period reproduction items.

Pottsgrove Manor is located near the intersection of King Street and Route 100 in Pottstown. It is operated by the county Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites.

Photo from Pottsgrove Manor

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