Programs & Events Schedule

2018 Programs & Events at Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
610-287-9349
www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills
    
Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00 pm
“The Ghosts of Immigrants Past at Pier 53”
Hear Susan McAninley of the Friends of Washington Avenue Green as she brings to life the story of immigration in Philadelphia. 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, 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.

Saturday, March 24th at 1 pm
Easter Workshop for Kids
Join the fun as we color Easter eggs, make bunnies with felt ears and an egg body, and two more vintage inspired crafts. Refreshments served. Location: Classroom Bldg. Easter Workshop Registration form  
Registration deadline March 20th. Ages: 5+, accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; pre-registration & payment required.

Saturday, April 14th at 12:00 pm
Punch Needle Craft Workshop
Punch needle embroidery is worked on weaver’s cloth with a needle-like tool. Small loops are formed on the backside of the work surface, creating miniature works of art. Finished pieces resemble miniature hooked rugs. If you have participated in our punch needle workshops before or are a beginner, our instructor Betsy Smyth will work easily with both. Refreshments served. Location: Classroom Bldg; pre-registration & payment required; deadline: Tuesday, March 13th.
Ages: Adults only. Fee if you own the punch needle: $20 per person. Fee if you need to purchase the punch needle equipment $50 per person. 

Sunday, May 12th at 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: “The Art of Josephine W. Pennypacker”
Join us for a special talk on the exhibit, The Art of Josephine W. Pennypacker. 
All ages; free, suggested donation $2 per person.

Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm &
Sunday, June 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Civil War Event
Come to the Mills and relive the challenging days when so many men fought for our country. Watch a daily battle scenario, see an artillery demonstration, visit the Civilian Street and see living history demonstrations, kids can enlist in the Be a Soldier Kid Enlistment program and learn to march & drill, and take an exciting tour of the Pennypacker mansion and discover how both men and women helped in the war effort, including 20th year old Samuel W. Pennypacker as well as other members of his family. Food vendor available. www.ppmcivilwar.org 
All ages; free; suggested donation $2 per person.