POTTSTOWN PA – What people sometimes discard today would have been repaired, refreshed, or reused by their counterparts of the Colonial Era, and to see how that’s done requires a visit June 9 (2012; Saturday), between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., to Pottsgrove Manor, the Montgomery County historic site and original home of Pottstown PA founder and iron master John Potts.
An interactive program, “Cleaning and Mending, Repairing, Extending: The Non-Disposable 18th-Century Textile,” will feature a variety of living history activities and demonstrations throughout the day. They include colonial laundry, dyeing, sewing, mending, and ironing.
The program is being held in conjunction with Pottsgrove Manor’s current exhibit, “Matters Personal, Details Private: Cleanliness, Hygiene, and Personal Pursuits in the Colonial Home.” A donation of $2 per person is suggested. Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered on the hour at the manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown.