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Mar
1
Thu
Exhibit: “The Art of Josephine W. Pennypacker”
Mar 1 – Oct 31 all-day

The late nineteenth century saw popularity in works of art among women, especially watercolors. On display will be watercolors, charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and pencil drawings of Josephine Pennypacker. Included on all tours. Last tour at 3 pm. Tours take approx. 1 hour.
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.

Hours: Tuesdays thru Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm; Sundays: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays, Easter, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day.

Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. https://www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills T: 610-287-9349 Closed Mondays and County Holidays. 

Apr
13
Fri
DCP Theatre Presents Angel Street
Apr 13 – Apr 28 all-day

DCP Theatre presents its Main Stage Production of Angel Street, a mystery thriller by Patrick Hamilton.

This psychological thriller became the 1940’s Hollywood classic “Gaslight” and is just as engrossing and gripping today.

Jack and Bella Manningham live on Angel Street in 19th century London.  But their apparently tranquil and happy life is marred by the fact that Bella seems to be going slowly insane.  One day, Bella has an unexpected caller:  paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard.  Rough has some frightening theories about a murder committed fifteen years earlier in the very same house – theories that involve Jack and could change Bella’s life forever. Who can she trust?

Playing April 13 – April 28

April 13 – April 22

*Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM

Sunday at 2:00 PM

April 26 – April 28

*Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM

*Opening Weekend Features Wine & Cheese
and Director’s Reception

*Patron Appreciation Night with Complimentary Refreshments or Door Prize for All Patrons

Tickets are $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors, Students, and Children Under 12.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, at www.dcptheatre.com, or by calling 215-234-0966.

Reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Please contact [email protected] with your requests.

Wheel chair access is available.

 

Apr
17
Tue
Reading Your House; Researching Your Home
Apr 17 – Apr 24 all-day

A Two-Session Workshop By Executive Director Barry Rauhauser

READING YOUR HOUSE, April 17, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, covers introductory topics on historic architecture including:  formal and vernacular architecture, regional differences in house types (pre-1850), basic styles and construction techniques from 1700 to 1920, how to measure and draw a house, and how to look around at the landscape of houses in Montgomery County.

RESEARCHING YOUR HOME, April 24, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, will look at documents related to house construction, occupancy deeds, probate records, mechanics’ liens, maps, census and tax records, and other sources of documentary evidence related to houses.  Part of this session looks at local and regional resources relating to the restoration and preservation of historic architecture.

Cost: $25.00 per class for Society members/$30.00 for non-members.  Both sessions: $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members.

For information: 610-272-0297; [email protected]; hsmcpa.org

HSMC, located at 1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA, is handicapped accessible; limited off-street parking is available. 

Apr
21
Sat
Sheep Shearing Day 2018
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Watch as the farmers shear the sheep, and experience many spring activities on a colonial farm. For the children there will be colonial toys and games, scarecrow building, and a puppet show. Highlights are open-hearth cooking, farm tours, spinning, weaving, colonial music, and many other historical crafts. 

Apr
26
Thu
Peter and the Starcatcher -at- Theatre Horizon
Apr 26 – 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 

Open Mic Night
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us the last Thursday of each month for open mic night. We’ll provide the sound system and lighting, just bring your gear and talent! Enjoy the entertainment with a hot espresso treat or try one of our frozen selections! Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/connectionsonhigh/. 

Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Making History Greater Series Presents:

DISCOVER SECRET PHILADELPHIA

With Mary Lebeau, author of

“Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure”

Visit Al Capone’s cell; throw a penny on a founding father’s grave; find the cave of the first doomsday cult; visit the oldest neighborhood in the country; see slides of Einstein’s brain; hear of the interesting and obscure of Philadelphia and surrounding area.

Historical Society of Montgomery County

1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA

 Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

 All are welcome!

 Books will be available for purchase

 For information call 610-272-0297

 

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May
2
Wed
Child’s Play Series: Chickens
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Program offered at 10am & 1pm…Preschoolers will learn about our feathered friends with a visit to the chickens that live at the site, helping to collect eggs, and taking home an egg of their own.

Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  

May
5
Sat
Annual Colonial Mayfair
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Laugh and dance around the Maypole on Saturday, May 5th, to kick off the Annual Colonial Mayfair at Pottsgrove Manor! Crafters, vendors, living historians, and more will entertain visitors of all ages at this lively event from 11:00 am to 5:00pm.

 

Connect with history at the fair! Favorite activities such as joining in the Maypole dance meet exciting new additions to the day. Be sure to arrive early to be transported back in time with the colorful clothing and grace of the Germantown Country Dances while learning some historical dances yourself. Vendors and crafters, both familiar and new, will be showing off their historic skills and letting the whole family try their hand at a few. Discover dozens of different trades and crafts from blacksmithing, spinning wool, making shoes, weaving tape, and much more! Swing by the Ratcatcher to uncover the history of this forgotten trade. See and smell the many dishes being prepared by historic foodways interpreter, Deb Peterson, in our reproduction 18th century kitchen. Performances from the talented Tuckers Tales Puppet Theater and the hilarious Levram the Great will be happening throughout the day, causing both young and old to crack a smile. Kids are encouraged to make their own Mayfair crafts which they can take home. Stay the whole day and enjoy the irresistible southern cuisine of Backwoods Brothers BBQ. Everyone can wet their whistle at the new Testing Tent. Guests over 21 will be able to sample beers and drinks from local brewery, Pottstown United Brewing Company. Folks under 21 can also try some delicious craft sodas. The Town Crier will ensure that no game or show will pass you by at this a not-to-be-missed event!

 

The first floor of the Potts family 1752 manor house will be open for visitors to tour. Learn about the nighttime routines of the Potts family and compare a quiet evening at home to a dinner party scenario. Touch and smell the differences between bayberry, beeswax, and tallow candles. Discover in the Hands-On Room how bright candlelight truly was. The museum shop will also be open, full of books, historic reproductions, and unique gifts.

 

Visitors are instructed to follow the signs to park at Pottstown Memorial Park. A shuttle will take visitors to and from Pottsgrove Manor throughout the day. This event welcomes all ages and is rain or shine! There is a suggested $2.00 donation for the event.

 

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. 

May
13
Sun
Gallery Talk: “The Art of Josephine W. Pennypacker”
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a special talk on the exhibit, The Art of Josephine W. Pennypacker. The late nineteenth century saw popularity in works of art among women, especially watercolors. On display will be watercolors, charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and pencil drawings of Josephine Pennypacker. Located in second floor Galleries. No handicapped accessibility.
All ages; free, suggested donation $2 per person.

Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. https://www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills T: 610-287-9349 Closed Mondays and County Holidays.