Green Lane Park Hosts “Flight Of The Falcon” Live Falconry Demonstrations Saturday, October 11, 2014 At 1:00 pm And 3:00 pm

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Green Lane, PA – Green Lane Park will welcome back special guest falconer Cheryl Heimbach of Baywing Falconry on Saturday October 11, 2014 with demonstrations at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Using live birds of prey as teaching aids, Heimbach sheds new light on these amazing birds, their lifestyles, and their critical role in the environment. She also shares her deep passion for the ancient art of Falconry in a uniquely engaging fashion. This program also features some great photo-opportunities.

This free program is suitable for all ages. Meet near the Tennis Court parking lot in Green Lane Park located at 2298 Green Lane Road, Green Lane, PA 18054.

For more information, please contact Kevin F. Crilley, Environmental Educator, Region II, Montgomery County Department of Assets and Infrastructure, Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, at (215) 234-4528 or via email at kcrilley@montcopa.org. Visit Green Lane Park online at http://www.montcopa.org/greenlanepark.

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Beer Brewing Demonstration At Pottsgrove Manor

Pottstown, Pennsylvania—On Saturday, November 5th from 11:00am to 3:00pm, visitors to Pottsgrove Manor will learn how beer was made in the colonial era with the program “…the common Family Way of Brewing.”

Brewing beers of various strengths was often part of the colonial housewife’s responsibilities. Her aim was to produce healthful, palatable drinks to suit the size and needs of her family. In this program, food historian Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon will demonstrate historical home-brewing using authentic 18th-century beer recipes.

There is a $2 per person suggested donation for the program. This program is being held in conjunction with Pottsgrove Manor’s current exhibit, “Spirituous Liquors and Healthful Distillations: Alcohol in Colonial America.” Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered on the hour during the program.

The exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during 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. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610.326.4014.

Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, is located at100 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. 

For more information and a full calendar of events, visit us on the web at http://historicsites.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor.