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November 10, 2018
1:00 PM
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King St
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-4014
Suggested $2 donation
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Lecture: "Stove Plates and Franklin Stoves" by Dan Graham

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Join us at Pottsgrove Manor to hear about how some of the biggest names in colonial Pennsylvania history, Benjamin Franklin and John Potts, were connected through iron. This engaging lecture is presented by historian Dan Graham on Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 1:00 PM. Benjamin Franklin is well known for his inventions and few are more famous than the Franklin Stove. However, while Franklin designed this stove he did not make it. Dan Graham explores the role of Warwick Furnace, Robert Grace, and John Potts in the production of this piece of history. Learn about how John Potts’ management of Warwick led to the production and sale of Franklin’s invention across the eastern seaboard, from Philadelphia to Boston and beyond. Discover how less familiar names such as Samuel Savage and Robert Grace helped to make the stove a staple of colonial heating and history.