Needlework throughout history has been an art form associated with women. From young girls who made samplers to older women who embellished clothing, the exhibit will show a variety of samplers, redwork, embroidered table scarves and more. Included with all tours. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs.
Historic Pennypacker Mills was the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family from 1900 to 1916. Home to eight generations of Pennypackers, the mansion is completely furnished with family heirlooms and includes many personal and official documents from his term in office. Combined, the site offers a very complete story of the Governor's accomplishments as well as what life was like in the early 20th century. Set on 170 acres of farmland, the site represents a country-gentlemen's estate of the early 20th century. Tours of the Pennypacker mansion offer visitors a glimpse of the lives of this well-educated Pennsylvania family, the social and cultural times they lived in, and what servants life was like here. Visitors will tour through two floors of the mansion, including the Galleries where changing exhibits highlight life in the early 20th century. Check our website for the latest exhibit. Visitors will also see the Cook's bedroom and enter the Servant's area where they'll discover what it was like to cook on a coal stove and what modern conveniences were available to both the family and their servants. Tours are offered year-round & take approximately one hour. Last tour at 3 pm. Groups of 10 or more should contact the office in advance to arrange a tour.
The art of needle punching is a craft technique of looping yarn, floss, or ribbon in a pattern through fabric. The looping gives the pattern a rug like appearance. Needle punching is used to embroider items, create wall hangings, ornaments, pillows, rugs, and other décor and crafts. Come to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the Classroom Building where you'll work with Betsy Smyth, an experienced instructor who will guide you through the steps to create a beautiful miniature work of art.
Make vintage inspired spring and Easter crafts at this fun workshop. Make a 3D chick card, blue bird hanging, daffodil pinwheel, and 3 egg animals. All materials and instructions provided. Refreshments served. By pre-registration. Deadline Mar. 4.
Meet a bee keeper and discover how bees make honey and how the hive works; also see a live hive. All ages, located in the Classroom building. Why not stay for a guided tour of the Pennypacker mansion afterward? Saturday hours: 10 am to 4 pm, last tour at 3 pm.