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February 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Pottsgrove Manor
Pottsgrove Manor welcomes Prof. tonya thames taylor of West Chester University for her lecture, “Shaping Democracy: How Blacks Transformed the American Narrative.”
When John Potts died in 1768, a probate inventory named the 13 enslaved people who lived at Pottsgrove Manor. The lives of these ten men and three women are not always included in the historical record, making their stories difficult to piece together. Learn more about the lives of enslaved people in Pennsylvania from tonya thames taylor, PhD., during her lecture that focuses on how history was shaped by Black Americans. Mississippi native and granddaughter of former sharecroppers, dr. tonya thames-taylor is an Associate Professor of History (American), founding director of the African American Studies Program, and member of the Executive Committee of the Frederick Douglass Institute at West Chester University.
February 23, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Peter Wentz Farmstead
Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead for a glimpse into
how the Wentz family kept their hearths warm and spirits
high in the cold mid-winter. View cooking demonstrations
of delicious cake doughnuts and sample the modern
versions, too! Come see our smokehouse in action as the
Wentz family preps for the weeks ahead.
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.
February 23, 2020, 2:00 PM @ Norristown Farm Park
This program is CANCELLED.
Take a close look at maple trees, especially sugar maple. How
did the Native Americans and early settlers get their maple sugar? Learn to identify the tree and how we can make maple syrup from its sap. Taste maple sugar and pure maple syrup, and compare with commercial varieties. Hear a Native American legend about the discovery of maple sap.
Pre-registration required; meet at the pavilions.
Ages: adults & children 6 & up; free.
February 29, 2020, 1:00 PM @ Lower Perkiomen Valley Park
Saturday, February 29th at 1:00 pm
Build Your Own Birdhouse
Lower Perkiomen Valley Park • 610-666-5371
With spring just around the corner, now is a perfect time to
build a birdhouse for your home! Come learn about what
makes a good birdhouse and which houses attract which kinds
of birds. Materials and tools will be provided. Pre-registration
is required by February 19th; space is limited; meet at the Main
Pavilion; rain or shine.
Ages: 6 & up; children must be accompanied by an adult; fee: $5
materials per birdhouse.
February 29, 2020, 1:00 PM @ Green Lane Park
The calendar may still say “winter”, but spring migration for waterfowl is getting underway. Bundle up, grab your binoculars, and join us! We will visit 3 birding hotspots in Green Lane Park in search of ducks, geese, swans and more. Meet at the tennis court parking lot, 2298 Green Lane Road. Group will caravan by car to other venues. Pre-registration required. Ages: 9 & up, free.
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