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Feb
20
Tue
Talk: The Ghosts of Immigrants Past at Pier 53
Feb 20 all-day

Hear Susan McAninley of the Friends of Washington Avenue Green as she brings to life the story of immigration in Philadelphia during the years 1873 to 1915. The Pier 53 Project encompasses the 50 years from 1876 to 1926—from the purchase of the Navy Yard by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the dwindling of immigration due to the gradually restrictive laws by the Federal Government. Over one million European immigrants arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53. At the height of the immigration movement between 1910 and 1914, the port was the third largest in the nation. Discover the wide variety of immigrants who arrived and settled in Philadelphia and beyond.

All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person. 

Feb
21
Wed
Talk: The Ghosts of Immigrants Past at Pier 53
Feb 21 all-day

Hear Susan McAninley of the Friends of Washington Avenue Green as she brings to life the story of immigration in Philadelphia during the years 1873 to 1915. The Pier 53 Project encompasses the 50 years from 1876 to 1926—from the purchase of the Navy Yard by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the dwindling of immigration due to the gradually restrictive laws by the Federal Government. Over one million European immigrants arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53. At the height of the immigration movement between 1910 and 1914, the port was the third largest in the nation. Discover the wide variety of immigrants who arrived and settled in Philadelphia and beyond.

All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person. 

Feb
22
Thu
Talk: The Ghosts of Immigrants Past at Pier 53
Feb 22 all-day

Hear Susan McAninley of the Friends of Washington Avenue Green as she brings to life the story of immigration in Philadelphia during the years 1873 to 1915. The Pier 53 Project encompasses the 50 years from 1876 to 1926—from the purchase of the Navy Yard by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the dwindling of immigration due to the gradually restrictive laws by the Federal Government. Over one million European immigrants arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53. At the height of the immigration movement between 1910 and 1914, the port was the third largest in the nation. Discover the wide variety of immigrants who arrived and settled in Philadelphia and beyond.

All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person. 

JERRY BLAVAT DANCE PARTY
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Happy hour oldies dance party with Jerry Blavat, the Geator with the Heater, every Wednesday at Taphouse 23 in Bridgeport, PA.  Music & dancing from 4-8 pm, Jerry live from 5-7 pm, broadcast on WVLT Cruisin’ 92.1 FM.  No cover or minimum, free parking, award winning food. 

Breweries Along the Schuylkill
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Making History Greater Series 2018

Mark Your Calendar: Come hear about brewing in the Schuylkill River valley.

Brewing historian Rich Wagner will highlight the many breweries that operated along the Schuylkill River like the Scheidt Brewery in Norristown as well as other breweries in Montgomery County from the Schuylkill’s headwaters to “America’s Oldest Brewery” in Pottsville.

Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation at 7:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. 

Open Mic Night
Feb 22 @ 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/. 

Feb
23
Fri
Talk: The Ghosts of Immigrants Past at Pier 53
Feb 23 all-day

Hear Susan McAninley of the Friends of Washington Avenue Green as she brings to life the story of immigration in Philadelphia during the years 1873 to 1915. The Pier 53 Project encompasses the 50 years from 1876 to 1926—from the purchase of the Navy Yard by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the dwindling of immigration due to the gradually restrictive laws by the Federal Government. Over one million European immigrants arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53. At the height of the immigration movement between 1910 and 1914, the port was the third largest in the nation. Discover the wide variety of immigrants who arrived and settled in Philadelphia and beyond.

All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person. 

Feb
24
Sat
“Touch the Future” Juried Art Show Features Public HS Students
Feb 24 – Mar 15 all-day

The 31st annual “Touch the Future” art show will honor winners from 26 public high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties as it kicks off its three-week run on Saturday, February 24 at Arcadia University in Glenside. The exhibit is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Mideastern Region (PSEA/MER), and the Council for the Advancement of Public Schools (CAPS). It will remain open through March 15 during gallery hours, to showcase the students’ impressive talent in 14 categories of artwork and pay tribute to Christa McAuliffe for whom the art show was named. She was the first teacher in space who perished aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

The winners of the juried show will be selected by Tamryn McDermott, Director of Admissions at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 pm

CATEGORIES: Drawing – Black & White; Color Drawing; Painting; 2-D Mixed Media; 2-D Design (no digital); Printmaking; Digital Imaging/Computer Graphics; Traditional Silver Print; Digital Photography; 3-D Mixed Media Sculpture; 3-D Single Medium Sculpture; 3-D Functional; Fiber Crafts; Jewelry/Metals

Good Night at the Manor Exhibit
Feb 24 – Nov 11 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. 

Talk: The Ghosts of Immigrants Past at Pier 53
Feb 24 all-day

Hear Susan McAninley of the Friends of Washington Avenue Green as she brings to life the story of immigration in Philadelphia during the years 1873 to 1915. The Pier 53 Project encompasses the 50 years from 1876 to 1926—from the purchase of the Navy Yard by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the dwindling of immigration due to the gradually restrictive laws by the Federal Government. Over one million European immigrants arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53. At the height of the immigration movement between 1910 and 1914, the port was the third largest in the nation. Discover the wide variety of immigrants who arrived and settled in Philadelphia and beyond.

All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.