“Colonial Wreaths and Kissing Balls” Holiday Workshop

2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Learn about holiday decorations from the colonial era and make a mini-wreath and mistletoe “kissing ball” in a workshop led by Museum Educator, Lynn Symborski, at Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Crafters may bring their own greens or use those provided at the session. This program is suitable for [...]

“Colonial Wreaths and Kissing Balls” Holiday Workshop 2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park

2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Take a “first look” at weather during a Winds and Weather program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1:00pm. The beginning of winter is a great time to investigate the local atmosphere. Is it possible to tell what the weather will [...]

Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park 2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch” November 26th at 1:00 p.m.

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Green Lane Park will host a Waterfowl Watch program on Saturday November 26th beginning at 1:00 p.m. Did you know that Green Lane Park is one of eastern Pennsylvania’s premier birding destinations, and has been designated as an “Important Bird Area” by Audubon Pennsylvania ? The fall migration of ducks, geese and other birds will [...]

Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch” November 26th at 1:00 p.m. 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 25, 2016 and Sunday, January 8, 2017 for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season. With the museum’s annual “Twelfth Night Tours,” visitors of all ages can enjoy a guided tour of ironmaster John Potts’ elegant 1752 Georgian manor house, decorated with greenery for Yuletide. Along [...]

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

By Betsy Natter With more of a chill in the air you may not think about wandering out into one of Montgomery County’s many parks to spend an afternoon. But in preparation for the holiday season, many sites are holding workshops and open houses to help everyone get ready. Enjoy a candlelit tour, make a [...]

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Turkey Tales at Norristown Farm Park

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Gobble wobble season is here. Head to Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm to learn about the bird around which the Thanksgiving holiday revolves. Hear a turkey call, touch a turkey feather, and make a special turkey craft. What do turkeys [...]

Turkey Tales at Norristown Farm Park 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

National Dog Show Coming Soon

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

The National Dog Show will take place place November 19th and 20th at the Greater Philadlephia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The show is one of the four remaining “benched” shows in America, meaning that dogs are required to stay at the EXPO Center for both show days. Families can see and pet over 180 [...]

National Dog Show Coming Soon 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

2016 Thanksgiving Guide

2017-08-06T11:57:24+00:00

By Betsy Natter With fall festivals over and everyone trying to figure out what to do with piles of Halloween candy, it’s time to think about Thanksgiving and turkeys. From nature programs, to buying fresh farm raised birds, to running a race in their honor, Montgomery County has something for everyone this November. Learn About [...]

2016 Thanksgiving Guide 2017-08-06T11:57:24+00:00

Potpourri of Pods

2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Capture some of the vibrant gold of autumn at a Potpourri of Pods program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00pm. Participants will harvest gently curled leaves, air-dried wildflowers, grasses, and other bounty to use in arrangements. Bring garden gloves, clippers, and a basket or tall bucket for gathering. Also bring [...]

Potpourri of Pods 2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Harry Potter Festival is Magically Fun

2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

By Betsy Natter Photo credit: https://chestnuthillpa.com/events/harry-potter-festival-2016/ Be a wizard for a day by entering the magical world of J.K. Rowling at the Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament in Chestnut Hill on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22. An exciting variety of events is organized for Harry Potter fans across the Delaware [...]

Harry Potter Festival is Magically Fun 2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00