Hear Susan McAninley of the Friends of Washington Avenue Green as she brings to life the story of immigration in Philadelphia during the years 1873 to 1915. The Pier 53 Project encompasses the 50 years from 1876 to 1926--from the purchase of the Navy Yard by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the dwindling of immigration due to the gradually restrictive laws by the Federal Government. Over one million European immigrants arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53. At the height of the immigration movement between 1910 and 1914, the port was the third largest in the nation. Discover the wide variety of immigrants who arrived and settled in Philadelphia and beyond. 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. https://www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills T: 610-287-9349 Closed Mondays and County Holidays.
Join the fun as we color Easter eggs and decoupage them, make a 3D frog card, a Dutch windmill ornament and a hot air balloon ornament with a sweet treat inside. Refreshments served. Location: Classroom Bldg. Deadline March 20th. Pre-registration & pre-payment required.
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, April 14 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.