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Jun
1
Sat
Civil War Event
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm

Relive the sights and sounds of the Civil War battle in Perkiomen Valley on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as Pennypacker Mills hosts its free Civil War Event. Visitors can experience uniform inspections, dress parades, artillery demonstrations, living history demonstrations, music and songs of the Civil War Era, meeting Union generals, shopping, and special activities for children. Don’t miss this fun educational opportunity! Please bring family and friends, but no pets, please.

 

Watch your children become Union soldiers in the ‘Be a Soldier Kid Enlistment’ activity each day with the 71st PA Volunteers. They will take the Oath of Allegiance and learn to march and drill with members of the 69th PA Volunteers, which will make for wonderful photo memories. Throughout the weekend, visit the artillery and military encampments, speak with knowledgeable reenactors about their particular units, find out how they lived in a camp, and what they kept in their haversack too. A food vendor will be on site offering morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

 

A tour will take visitors through two floors of Pennsylvania Governor and Civil War veteran, Samuel Pennypacker’s home. Of special interest are artifacts from his time in the 26th PA Emergency Militia. His cousin, Breveted Major General Galusha Pennypacker’s memorabilia and military insignias will be on display as well. Galusha received the Medal of Honor for Valor for his action at the Battle of Fort Fisher, Cape Fear, North Carolina.

 

On Saturday, attend a presentation in the Classroom building by historian and educator Herb Kaufman whose expertise on Civil War era medicine and surgery is capped off with a display of authentic surgical implements. Visit with Lucy Cadwallader, an antique hair jewelry living historian who will talk about the significance of hair as a keepsake and will also sell it on the mansion porch. After the battle, tour the mansion and special exhibits, come and tap your toes to the music of the 28th PA Regimental Brass Band on the mansion porch.

 

On Sunday, stop by for an early period church service offered by a Confederate preacher on the mansion lawn, which is sure to remind you of the 1860s. On the mansion porch hear the music and songs of Matthew Dodd who will engage everyone in songs of the North & South throughout the day. Dodd plays a variety of instruments and explains the meaning behind many of the popular Civil War era songs of the day. Not to be missed! Lucy Cadwallader will also offer her outstanding talk about hair jewelry on the mansion porch. Kids may sign up as Union soldiers with our ‘Be a Soldier Kid Enlistment’ Program too. The Pennypacker mansion will also be open for tours and special exhibits.

 

Look for more detailed information about presenters, musicians and scheduling on the event website: http://www.ppmcivilwar.org or call Pennypacker Mills at 610-287-9349. Pennypacker Mills is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Heritage Sites and is located at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473. The site offers handicapped parking and restroom facilities. Visit Pennypacker Mills online at www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills.

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Jun
23
Sun
Vintage Base Ball at its Best!
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In the early 1840’s, base ball was a game of sportsmanship, an opportunity for camaraderie, and borrowing plays from cricket and rounders. The umpire, dressed in a frock coat and top hat, stood next to the batter, while the scorekeepers sat at a table near the first base. Such was the beginning of what we now call baseball! Come to the Mills on Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 3 pm as the Mid-Atlantic Base Ball League brings those early days of the American pastime to life with a rousing game!

What started out as an amateur game of athletics, soon became a competitive, profit making sport. New rules of play, commercial advertising, and pay for players was soon the norm. Come to the Mills, spread a blanket, and enjoy an old-fashioned game of base ball.  The Pennypacker mansion will be open for guided tours too. Both tours and the game are free.

Pennypacker Mills is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites. Open year-round. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday: 1 to 4 pm. Closed Mondays and County holidays. For more information visit: http://www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills Telephone: 610-287-9349. 

Jul
19
Fri
Storytime on the Mansion Porch
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

“Away We Go!”

How did you ride a bicycle in the late 1890’s? You “just straddle a saddle, then paddle and skedaddle.” The bicycle craze was huge with over a million people of all ages riding them.

 

Come to Pennypacker Mills on Friday, July 19th at 10 am for a fascinating storytelling of the Golden Age of Bicycles. Meet Morgan and Jonah, two friends who took a ride on their bicycles for what they thought was just a fun day, but it turned out to be much more.  In small towns where children like Morgan and Jonah lived, there was not much for children to do. There were no swimming pools or libraries or movie theaters. It was a time before radio and television.  Bicycles were the most fun kids could have.

 

After the storytelling, we’ll do a craft that kids can take home. Join us for this free summertime program on the porch at Pennypacker Mills!

 

Pennypacker Mills is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites. Open year-round. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday: 1 to 4 pm. Closed Mondays and County holidays. For more information visit: http://www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills Telephone: 610-287-9349. 

Aug
25
Sun
UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL – 28th Annual
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the enduring, vibrant culture of a people that fights for freedom!

Horsham, PA – Sunday, August 25; 12:00 – 8:00 PM. The 28th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival & Summer Concert will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub (www.tryzub.org), County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA.

 

Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, song and dance.  From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, experience the 28th ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, celebrating the 28th anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence. Enjoy an outdoor summer stage concert and show (1:30 to 4:30 PM), a public social dance (4:30 – 8:00 PM), homemade Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, standard picnic fare, kid’s fun area, vendors grove, arts and crafts displays and bazaar, cool refreshments,  Live Reenactments from Ukrainian history and Ukrainian hospitality.

“A CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY AND UNITY”

A Resplendent Outdoor Summer Concert (1:30 to 4:30 pm)

Marking Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of her People, and their Struggle for Freedom, Prosperity and Dignity

The artists (dance troupes, musicians, singers and ensembles that have performed in previous years) have created a dynamic and integrated collaborative program.

FEATURED PERFORMERS

KORINYA: Ukrainian Folk Band

VOLOSHKY Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

ISKRA Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

VOX ETHNIKA Orchestra

Violinist INNESA Tymochko Dekajlo

ARIANA LEM JOY Trio

Special Guests: NJ KOREAN DANCE TROUPE and

MASTER YANG’S SCHOOL OF MARTIAL ARTS

Live Re-enactments of Ukrainian History

A Ukrainian Public Social Dance (Zabava) to live Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music by VOX ETHNIKA will follow the stage concert and show.

Admission (Open to General Public): $15; Students – $10; kids under 15 free; Free Parking; Limited Number of Discount Tickets available online.

Info: 267.664.3857, [email protected], or www.tryzub.org