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Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight
December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The entire family is welcomed to celebrate the warmth and revelries of a colonial Twelfth Night party at “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” on Sunday, December 9th, from 2:00 to 8:00pm.
Tour the manor as it is illuminated by candlelight and decorated for the yuletide season. See the house come alive as living history interpreters invite one and all to take part in the merriment of the holidays. Enjoy seasonal favorites such as the tantalizing desserts that are a staple of Twelfth Night. Celebrate with the household servants and uncover the traditions of Boxing Day. Test your wit and memory in the parlor with games of the 18th century and find out if you can sing along with the historic music. Greet the family upstairs and learn how they dressed and prepared for the party. Laugh along with the household staff at their festivities in the Servant Work Room and converse with those who are still working late into the evening hours. Be tempted by the delicious historic dishes made in the colonial reproduction kitchen by the expert hearth cooks. Everyone can taste history with wassail and historic hot chocolate samples along with colonial cookies at the end of your tour. Kids of all ages are invited to take a piece of the holiday spirit home with a make-and-take craft. The Museum Shop will also be open, stocked with true bayberry candles, kid’s toys, books for all ages, and more to bring some 18th century style to your holiday shopping. Kick off your holiday season with the historic joy of Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight.
Visitors should follow the signs for parking at the Pottstown Memorial Park, located at 75 West King Street. There they can board a shuttle that will take them to Pottsgrove Manor. The program welcomes all ages and there is a suggested $2 donation per person. All are encouraged to dress for the weather as part of the tour does include being outdoors. Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight will be held weather permitting.
Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422 near the Carousel at Pottsgrove and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites.
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