Programs & Events Schedule

2019 Programs & Events at Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Saturday, March 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Beginner Genealogy Classes
Join genealogist Rose Brown and participate in 4 one hour beginner classes which explore how participants can start tracing their ancestors. The program will include a talk about how, what, and where to find their information step by step, through interviewing family, visiting libraries, archives, cemeteries and the internet. Handouts provided. Limited enrollment, call today! Location: Classroom Building. Deadline Friday, March 1st.
Ages: Adults; fee $40 per person, pre-registration & payment required.  Genealogy Workshops registration form
Wednesday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 7th
Documentation Workshops
The Timber Framers Guild and Timber Frame Engineering Council are pleased to announce a series of workshops to be held at Pennypacker Mills and Sunrise Mill.

The April workshops will run consecutively and consist of two, two-day sessions, bridged by a third day option. On April 3-4, the workshop will focus on documentation methods, using the current standards of National Historic Register Nominations requirements, the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and other methods specific to documentation of historic timber framed buildings. Jeffrey Marshall, president of the Heritage Conservancy, and Michael Cuba will lead the instruction for this two-day workshop. On April 5th, Michael Spencer, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington will explore some of the cutting-edge documentation technologies now available.  These include Agisoft photoscan, photo rectification, TachyCAD with Total Station and virtual reality.  Ron Anthony and Jaret Lynch will lead a two-day non-destructive evaluation (NDE) workshop using the mill building and 18th century Pennypacker barns for study. 

The classroom and meeting space for these workshops will be located at the historic Pennypacker Mills property.  There are several, affordable lodging options available for attendees to choose from or free camping on site for those who would like to rough it. The workshop series is being offered with several registration options including the two workshops combined (all five days), documentation only, the first two days (3rd & 4th), NDE only (6th & 7th), the technology workshop on the 5th can be combined with either the documentation workshop or the NDE workshop but is not being offered as a stand-alone registration as space is limited.

Details, schedules and registration information can be found here: Documentation Workshop registration

Saturday, April 13th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Easter Workshop for Kids
It’s springtime and we’ve got four vintage inspired crafts for kids to make: decoupage eggs to hang; a 3-D butterfly and flower card; a cute bunny mask; and an adorable black & white spring lamb! Refreshments provided. Location: Classroom Building. Deadline Friday, April 5th.
Ages: 5+, accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; pre-registration & payment required. Easter Workshop registration form