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July 20, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King St
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-4014
Suggested $2.00 donation
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18th Century Science Day at Pottsgrove Manor

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Philadelphia was the capital of scientific thought and experiments in Colonial America. Discover how natural philosophy shaped 18th century life through experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Living History interpreters will highlight how scientific thought impacted medicine in the Apothecary and botany in the garden. Converse in the coffeehouse about the new ideas of the day and sample some 18th century drinks. Take part in some of Dr. Benjamin Franklin’s famous experiments and learn about how he revolutionized science in Philadelphia. Help fill a paper balloon with hot air and watch it rise above the ground. Test your knowledge about colonial education with a tutoring lesson in the Hands-On Room. Plus, find out how some ideas were not entirely correct with a test of spontaneous generation. Scientific knowledge was viewed as fundamental to a proper education; learn about the many ways that science opens up the past at Pottsgrove Manor!