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Nov. 20th - Jan. 6th
The galleries will highlight antique Christmas ornaments of the early 20th century along with some ornaments and glass icicles from the Pennypacker family. Included on all tours. The Museum Shop, which is stocked with unique Victorian inspired ornaments, gift items, books, children's toys, and holiday sweets.
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.
Holiday tours are offered Tues., Nov. 20th thru Sun., Jan 6th, 2019.
Holiday Tour Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm. Closed Mondays, County Holidays and Christmas Eve & Day; New Year's Eve & Day. Tours take approximately 1 hour, last tour at 3 pm each 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.
Nov. 23rd - Jan. 6th
Bring the whole family to learn about the little known holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor's holiday tours.
Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions of an 18th century Twelfth Night party. Twelfth Night was usually a lively celebration held on the day of Epiphany which marked the end of the Christmastide season. Guided tours of the manor feature all aspects of the festivities, from the intense preparations to the differences between the ways the Potts and their household staff experienced the celebration.
Find the front parlor arranged with elegant desserts and decorated with greenery. See the Twelfth Night Cake, both a party game and dessert, being prepared in the kitchen. Discover the meaning of Boxing Day in the 18th century holiday tradition. Consider the differences between the way the Potts family entertained for the season and the work the household staff underwent to throw a party. Listen to hear if your ears can recognize holiday tunes that are still sung by modern carolers or test your luck and play a colonial parlor game. Uncover the links of winter traditions both old and new at Pottsgrove Manor.
Twelfth Night Tours are given during normal museum hours, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Tours are 45 minutes to 1 hour; the last full tour of each day begins at 3:00pm. Additionally, the Museum Shop is also open and full of unique gifts, books, and more! Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. These tours welcome all ages and there is a suggested $2.00 donation per person.
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.
Dec. 1st - 31st
Give the gift of AquaMermaid this holiday season.
Give a mermaid tail for a great gift under the tree and a mermaid swimming class to learn how to swim in the tail! Gift cards are also available.
Head to www.aquamermaid.com for more info.
Have you ever wondered how Alexa or Siri recognizes your voice, or how Facebook is able to automatically recognize your friends in pictures? The answer is Artificial Intelligence (AI), or also known as Machine Learning!
In this workshop, students will learn about how machine learning techniques such as artificial neural networks learn from data to answer real world questions.
Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way.
Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept and present it for feedback to help you make informed design decisions. Learn techniques to help you communicate a concept, create low-fidelity wireframes, user flows, prototypes and to work within a team. So bring your pencils, crayons, markers, paper, post-it notes and smartphone (if you have one) and let the fun begin!