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January 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Pottsgrove Manor
Enjoy a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor, decorated with greens and holly for the Yuletide season. Learn about traditional English celebrations of Twelfth Night and how they differed from our modern Christmas celebrations.
January 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Pennypacker Mills
Tours of the Pennypacker mansion during the holidays are a reflection of the late Victorian era in all its splendor. Shimmering glass ornaments, shiny ribbon, silver and gold create shine when there was no electricity. Family and local holiday traditions are throughout the house. Museum shop has clear toy candy, Wilbur buds, felt & glass ornaments, toys, books & more for unique gifts or your decorations.
Note: Groups of ten or more should contact the site to schedule their tour.
January 7, 2017, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Pottsgrove Manor
From medieval times, the day after the Feast of the Epiphany was known to many Europeans as “Distaff Day.” The distaff, a tool used in spinning, was a symbol of female industry, and Distaff Day was traditionally when women resumed their work after the Twelve Days of Christmas. See demonstrations of traditional spinning techniques and enjoy the final holiday tours of the season.
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