Programs & Events Schedule

2019 Programs & Events at Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
610-287-9349
www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills
           
Tuesday, November 26th to Sunday, January 5, 2020
Holiday Tours
How did the Christmas holiday we celebrate today begin? Find out when you tour the Mills this Christmas season. From the ideas of a Christmas tree, to mantles covered with greens, plainly wrapped presents, and Santa himself...it all makes for a wonderful experience and time of year. Plan your visit today! The Museum Shop is stocked with unique, vintage ornaments, gift items, sweets, and toys. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation.
All ages; free, suggested donation $2 per person.

Saturday, December 14th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm
Victorian Christmas Open House
The mansion comes alive with living historians, Santa himself & a bell choir performing on the porch. Discover holiday traditions that have stood the test of time. See how the Pennypacker family celebrated Christmas and see a clear toy candy demonstration in the kitchen. The Museum Shop is stocked with unique, vintage ornaments, gift items, sweets, and toys.
All ages; free, suggested donation $2 per person. 

2020 Programs & Events

Saturday, January 25th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Comfort Foods of the Early 20th Century
Consider today the year 1900, dawn of the 20th century. See our cooks demonstrate the making of comfort foods cooked using a wood-burning stove. Location: Classroom Building. Call site if there is inclement weather.
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.

Saturday, February 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Victorian Valentines for Kids!
Spend a morning at the Mills making several wonderful Victorian Valentines. Refreshments included. Location: Classroom Bldg. Call to pre-register. No walk-ins. Snow date Sunday, February 9th at 1:00 pm. Deadline: Fri., Jan. 31. Call site to check availability.
Ages: 5 & up, accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child.

Sunday, March 1st at 1:00 pm
Talk: “Handicrafts in the Home”
Hear a special presentation on opening day of the new exhibit. See handicrafts made by the Pennypacker family from theorem paintings, embroidery pieces, quilts and more. Note: Talk will be held in second floor Gallery, which is not handicapped accessible.
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.

Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Workshop: Door Knob Basket
It doesn’t matter if this is your first basket or if you have made one before. This adorable door knob basket is meant to be hung from, well, a door knob or anything else you choose. It’s an easy basket to weave! You will learn how to square the bottom, twine, up stake, weave rows, lash on a rim and wrap a handle, all in one lesson. Moderate hand strength required. The basket measures 4.5” high, 6” wide and 4.5” deep. Location: Classroom Bldg. Deadline: Fri., March 13. Call site to check availability.
Ages: 15 & up; fee: $35/person, by pre-registration only.