POTTSTOWN, PA – The public is invited to join Pottsgrove Manor
for their special events throughout the late winter season. These events include a historic thread button making workshop and a living history day focused on the time of the Seven Years War.
Button Up! Historic Button Making Workshop
Saturday, February 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register in advanced for a seat to learn how to make your own thread buttons that will add character to historic and modern clothing. Zachary Long will teach participants about making simple thread shirt buttons and then elaborate death head style buttons.
Space is limited and registration is required by January 28. Registration information can be found on Pottsgrove Manor’s website
. Materials fee is $25 per person, this event is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Seven Years War Day—A House Occupied
Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Journey back to 1756 and meet living history interpreters who are ready to bring the time of the Seven Years War to life! Meet the soldiers from 1st Battalion Pennsylvania Regiment as they prepare for the summer campaign and discover the perspectives of the indigenous fighters from living historian Darius Puff. Learn about daily life in the army, the uniforms they wear, and what equipment they use. Watch as the unit drills, ask questions about indigenous life in early Pennsylvania, and develop a deeper understanding to this often overshadowed time in history.
Suggested $2 donation per person, all ages welcome, this event is weather dependent.
ABOUT POTTSGROVE 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.”
As a successful ironmaster and merchant, John Potts, was appointed Justice of the Peace and Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly from both Berks and Philadelphia Counties.
Although only four acres of original property remain today, Pottsgrove Manor has lost none of its original charm and architectural beauty. The sandstone exterior, elegant interior and fine furnishings reflect the eminence that the Potts family had attained before selling the property in 1783. The mansion has been restored to recreate the lifestyle and times of the Potts family. Pottsgrove Manor is open year-round for guided tours, as well as public programs, school tours, lectures, and workshops. A museum shop on site offers a wide selection of 18th century reproduction items, books, toys, and more.
Pottsgrove Manor is following all state and local guidelines for the mitigation of COVID-19 at the facility. Masks are required for all visitors indoors and recommended for unvaccinated individuals outdoors.