Programs & Events Schedule

Programs & Events at Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
610-287-9349
www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills

2017



Saturday, June 3rd 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday, June 4th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm  
Civil War Event
Experience the firepower of blasting cannons as soldiers march in battle at Pennypacker Mills. See living history demonstrations (cooking, sewing, fashions & more); kids love the Be a Soldier Kid Enlistment where they volunteer for the Union Army, take the Oath of Allegiance and learn to march & drill; Hear Harriet Tubman on Saturday, participate in a flag folding ceremony and hear the music of the 69th PA Irish Band on Saturday, enjoy the music & song of Matthew Dodd on Sunday,  take a tour of the Pennypacker mansion to learn about Samuel Pennypacker’s experiences as a Private in the Civil War; see special exhibits and listen as speakers bring the war to life. Food vendor available. No pets please.
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person. Details at www.ppmcivilwar.org 

Sunday, June 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Vintage Baseball at its Best!
The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia will play 1864 era base ball on the grounds of Pennypacker Mills. Come and root for the home team as they use vintage rules & equipment to enjoyment of all.  Kids will enjoy playing “Town Ball,” a fun activity that was the precursor to base ball. The Pennypacker mansion is open for guided tours.  Food vendor available. 
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.

Saturday, July 15th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fun in the 1900s History Center!
Come to the Mills for an exciting day of interactive fun for kids! Visit the 1900’s History Center and enter our General Store where you’ll discover why these stores were the hub of every town. Then, “shop” in for old-fashioned recipes. The air conditioned mansion will be open for guided tours too.
All ages; free

Sunday, July 16th at 4:00 pm
Victorian Tea: Here’s Mark Twain
What better guest for a Victorian tea than the most famous man in Victorian America? Hear America’s favorite 19th century writer and humorist as he shares his life, adventures, stories and wit. His presentation will emphasize his views of people, travel and tolerances as only Samuel Clemens can! Enjoy a three-course meal served by period dressed servants on the Pennypacker Mills porch.
All ages; fee: $40 per person, pre-registration & payment required by July 7th.

Saturday, August 5th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
In the Good Old Summertime
Visit Pennypacker Mills for an old-fashioned summer day filled with exciting activities including Victorian lawn games, try on vintage clothing for a unique photo opportunity, visit the General Store where children can “purchase foods” for a recipe, tour through interactive exhibits in the History Center, tour the air conditioned mansion and enjoy a vintage car show with the Delaware Valley Classic MG Car Club. Food vendor available.
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.  

Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fun in the 1900s History Center!
Come to the Mills for an exciting day of interactive fun for kids! Visit the 1900’s History Center where you’ll discover what it was like to be a child working in the coal mines of Pennsylvania coal country. View our exhibit, and then become a Breaker Boy and sort coal and shale. Learn how different sizes were used for different purposes. The air conditioned mansion will be open for guided tours too.
All ages; free

Saturday, August 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fun in the 1900s History Center!
Come to the Mills for an exciting day of interactive fun for kids! Visit the 1900’s History and discover the options for transportation in the early 1900’s from horse-drawn carriages, Model T Ford cars, trains or just walking! See an antique horse-drawn carriage, ride our carriage too! The air conditioned mansion will be open for guided tours too.
All ages; free