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Pottstown, Pennsylvania — Enjoy autumn at Pottsgrove Manor with “An Apple a Day, the Colonial Way” on Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Pottsgrove Manor’s staff and volunteers will demonstrate some of the ways our colonial ancestors used apples. Learn how apples would be made into hard cider, and try your hand at working the cider press. Watch the colonial cooks as they make apple butter and other historic apple recipes. Young visitors can make themed crafts to take home.
At 1:00 pm, master gardener Jane Irvin-Klotz will present a talk called “Apples: They Built America,” which will explore the importance of apples to early Americans, including the man we know as Johnny Appleseed.
In addition to the demonstrations and activities, the first floor of the manor house will be open for self-guided tours, and the museum shop will be open all day. Apple cider and cookies will also be available for purchase.
A donation of $2 per person is suggested for this program.
Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown,Pennsylvania. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Department.
Regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tours are given on the hour; last tour of the day begins as 3:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610.326.4014. For more information and a full calendar of events, visit us on the web at http://historicsites.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor