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Historic Sites

  1. Holiday Tours

    December 15, 2019, All Day @ Pennypacker Mills

    Entertaining for the Holidays Victorian Style - see how a house would be transformed for guests with all the best china and crystal and a special buffet for gentlemen callers to young ladies like Governor Pennypacker's daughters. 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.

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  2. Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Pottsgrove Manor

    The manor comes alive right before your eyes and welcomes everyone to experience a Twelfth Night party, illuminated by candlelight. Roam through the parlors, full of fun and games, and see if anyone working upstairs needs help with their party preparations. Living History interpreters will be throughout the house, bringing the history of the holidays to you and your entire family. Light refreshments and kids crafts will be available after the tour.

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Parks Events

  1. Winter Solstice

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Norristown Farm Park

    Soon we will experience the shortest day of the year. Learn about the winter solstice and some of the traditions of other cultures surrounding this special time of the year. Some people celebrate a twelve-day holiday called the yule. Many modern traditions, such as the Christmas tree, the Christmas wreath, and the Yule log were derived from winter solstice customs. The celebration of the day was interpreted as a reawakening of nature. After a PowerPoint presentation on solstice traditions there is an optional craft. We’ll be decorating yule logs. Bring a glue gun and glue sticks. Preregistration is required. Meet in the Salt Wing. Ages: adults & children 8 & up; fee: $5 per craft.

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