Pottsgrove Manor, October 22 “An Apple a Day – the Colonial Way!”

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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

or http://www.facebook.com/PottsgroveManor.

It Feels Like Fall

Definitely a chilly morning here in the North End.  My neighbor is mowing his lawn and I am wrapped up in a blanket, LOL!  I think we are finally having some fall weather!  

Makes me reminisce about high school football games on Saturday afternoons back in Canton.  Back then, everything revolved around school or church.  If you were doing something it was usually at one of two places.  Harvest Bazaars, changing leaves, picking apples at Landon’s orchard and thinking about what to be for Halloween.  It was safe to Trick or Treat back then and nobody imagined x-rayed candy.  Probably a good thing because the nearest hospital was 10 miles away, LOL!

Enjoy your beatutiful fall day Pottstown!

Happy First Day Of Fall Pottstown!!!

Summer is officially over and we start a new season today.  Hopefully we will have a nice mild fall and not a horrendous winter. 

Looking forward to changing leaves and the holidays to come.  There are alot of upcoming activities that I recently posted on here.  I will try and repost as the dates draw near.