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May
2
Wed
Who’s in Your Family Tree? Introduction to Genealogy Workshop
May 2 – May 30 all-day

INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY:  Who is in Your Family Tree?

Presented by Genealogist Rose Brown

@

The Historical Society of Montgomery County

1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA  19401

 Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, and 30, 2018,

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Want to get started on researching your family tree? Don’t miss this Spring Genealogy Workshop which will introduce you to the tricks and tools you need to get started as a genealogical detective.

$10 member/$40 nonmember nonrefundable materials fee.

 For information or to reserve a space (Seating is limited.) Call: 610-272-0297 or email: [email protected]

 The Historical Society is handicapped accessible.

 

May
19
Sat
Lansdale Farmers’ Market
May 19 – Nov 17 all-day

The Lansdale Farmers’ Market is set to open its 2018 season on Saturday, May 19. The
market, which takes place at Penndale Middle School (Lansdale, PA)  operates on Saturday
mornings from 9am to 1pm. The market is a rain or shine event that continues through November 17.

Be sure to check our website for your favorite vendors, special events and community partners.

Connect with us:

www.facebook.com/lansdalefarmersmarket

www.instagram.com/lansdalefarmersmarket

May
20
Sun
Good Night at the Manor Exhibit
May 20 all-day

Uncover the evening work and routines of the Potts family and their household staff with this engaging and informative new exhibit, Good Night at the Manor.  The exhibit will begin Saturday, February 24th and run through Sunday, November 11th.   Tours of the exhibit will be given during regular museum hours.  Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

 

Sunset did not mean the end of the work day in colonial America! The site’s new exhibit will highlight the evening routines and tasks of everyone in the 1752 Manor house and answer such questions as how did they see at night before electric lights?  Visitors will learn about the many duties the servants and slaves in the house completed such as cleaning, sewing, and preparing for the next day. Nightly rituals of an elite family, such as John and Ruth Potts along with their 13 children, will be explored. Guests can learn the differences between the materials used in making fine expensive candles to the cheaper and greasy tallow candles. Participants can smell a popular bedtime tea and historic beauty ingredients, and find out if they can identify the sounds of the night common to a colonial home. Original 18th century objects such as sleep ware and lighting will be on display in the exhibit room while an interactive space allows you to figure out how far candlelight can really go. Come and discover how nighttime was anything but sleepy at Pottsgrove Manor!

 

Pottsgrove Manor is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Guided tours last about 45 minutes to 1 hour and the last tour of each day departs at 3pm. Tours welcome all ages. The Museum Shop is stocked with books, reproduction pieces, colonial toys and games, and tons of unique gifts so you can bring a sense of history home.

 

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.

 

For more information, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor. Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor. 

Peter and the Starcatcher -at- Theatre Horizon
May 20 all-day

Swashbuckling storytellers and musicians use handmade magic and effortless flights of fancy to upend the century-old story of how a brave young girl inspires an orphan boy to become the legendary Peter Pan. This epic song-filled adventure is directed by Matthew Decker, Barrymore-Award winning director of Into the Woods. This 5-time Tony Award winning show is for ages 9 to 99!

Performances run April 26th through May 20th, 2018. Please visit our website for a detailed performance calendar with more specific show dates and times.

http://theatrehorizon.org/shows/peterandthestarcatcher.php 

Ardmore Rotary 5K Hosted by CertaPro Painters
May 20 @ 8:30 am

CertaPro Painters of the Main Line is proud to host the Ardmore Rotary Foundation’s 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, May 20, at 8:30 a.m. at Suburban Square in Ardmore. This race around the Square takes place on Armed Forces Weekend and benefits Ardmore Rotary Foundation projects. Half of all race proceeds will benefit local veterans. We’re looking forward to another great event with our runners, our sponsors, and the community!

Registerhttps://www.active.com/ardmore-pa/running/distance-running-races/rotary-5k-hosted-by-certapro-painters-2018 

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn how plants have been used from Native American through Colonial times to the present for both food and medicine on this walk.  Ages: adults and children 12 and up.  Pre-registration is required.  Meet in parking lot #2. 

Camelot
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our latest Broadway classic is the romantic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. Featuring songs from the composers of My Fair Lady.

http://act2.org/cms2/index.php/onstage/2017-18-season/camelot 

May
21
Mon
Good Night at the Manor Exhibit
May 21 all-day

Uncover the evening work and routines of the Potts family and their household staff with this engaging and informative new exhibit, Good Night at the Manor.  The exhibit will begin Saturday, February 24th and run through Sunday, November 11th.   Tours of the exhibit will be given during regular museum hours.  Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

 

Sunset did not mean the end of the work day in colonial America! The site’s new exhibit will highlight the evening routines and tasks of everyone in the 1752 Manor house and answer such questions as how did they see at night before electric lights?  Visitors will learn about the many duties the servants and slaves in the house completed such as cleaning, sewing, and preparing for the next day. Nightly rituals of an elite family, such as John and Ruth Potts along with their 13 children, will be explored. Guests can learn the differences between the materials used in making fine expensive candles to the cheaper and greasy tallow candles. Participants can smell a popular bedtime tea and historic beauty ingredients, and find out if they can identify the sounds of the night common to a colonial home. Original 18th century objects such as sleep ware and lighting will be on display in the exhibit room while an interactive space allows you to figure out how far candlelight can really go. Come and discover how nighttime was anything but sleepy at Pottsgrove Manor!

 

Pottsgrove Manor is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Guided tours last about 45 minutes to 1 hour and the last tour of each day departs at 3pm. Tours welcome all ages. The Museum Shop is stocked with books, reproduction pieces, colonial toys and games, and tons of unique gifts so you can bring a sense of history home.

 

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.

 

For more information, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor. Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor. 

Andalusia Open Mondays
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Andalusia, the country home of Nicholas Biddle, President of the Second Bank of the United States, is surrounded by spectacular grounds that feature architectural delights, native woodlands, and breathtaking gardens. Placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks in 1966, the Big House continues to provide an unparalleled look into our nation’s past, while allowing visitors a glimpse into the lives of a family that helped shape its future. Guided house tours and self-guided garden tours are offered every Monday April 2nd through October 29th, excluding holidays. $20 per person, space is limited and reservations are required. Book online at https://andalusiapa.ticketleap.com/andalusia-open-mondays or call 215-245-5479 to reserve your time. 

NEIMAN MARCUS KING OF PRUSSIA PRESENTS
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

On Monday, May 21st at 11:00am, Neiman Marcus King of Prussia will host its annual fashion luncheon benefiting Philly Fights Cancer. The event will feature a fashion show by internationally acclaimed designer Naeem Khan, with host Dr. Jill Biden.
Additionally, guests will enjoy a champagne reception, exclusive raffle and luncheon.

Visit nmkop.ticketleap.com/jillbidenpfc to purchase tickets. Space is limited. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please call 610.962.6207.