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December 7, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Time Details:
Last tour is offered at 3:00 PM each day.
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King St
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-4014
Suggested $2 donation
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Twelfth Night Tours of Pottsgrove Manor

Friday, December 7, 2018

Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions of an 18th century Twelfth Night party. Twelfth Night was usually a lively celebration on Epiphany and marked the end of the Christmastide season. Guided tours of the manor explore all aspects of the festivities, from the intense preparations to the differences between the ways the Potts and their household staff experienced the season. Find the front parlor arranged with elegant desserts and decorated with greenery. See the Twelfth Night Cake, both a party game and dessert, being prepared in the kitchen. Catch a glimpse into the servant perspective of the holiday preparations and learn about the role of Boxing Day in the 18th century. Consider the differences the way elites like the Potts family entertained for the season and the work the household staff underwent to throw a party.