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Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd. Schwenksville, PA 19473
610-287-9349
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      Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch
    • Saturday, June 24, 2017
    • 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.
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      Historic Pennypacker Mills Tours
    • Saturday, June 24, 2017
    • 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.
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      Vintage Base Ball
    • Sunday, June 25, 2017
    • The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia will play 1864 era base ball on the grounds of Pennypacker Mills. Root for the home team as they use vintage rules & equipment for the enjoyment of all. Kids can play "Town Ball" after the game. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Food will be available for purchase and the Pennypacker mansion will be open for guided tours. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker 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.
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      Fun in the 1900's History Center
    • Saturday, July 15, 2017
    • Visit the 1900's History Center and "shop" in the General Store to buy food for a recipe. Stop by the air conditioned mansion for a tour. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker 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.
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      Victorian Tea: Here's Mark Twain
    • Sunday, July 16, 2017
    • What better guest for a Victorian tea than the most famous man in Victorian America? Hear America's favorite 19th Century writer and humorist as he shares his life, adventures, stories and wit. Enjoy a three-course meal served by period dressed servants on the Pennypacker Mills porch. All ages; Fee: $40 per person, pre-registration required by July 7.
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      In The Good Old Summertime
    • Saturday, August 5, 2017
    • Visit Pennypacker Mills for an old-fashioned summer day including Victorian lawn games, photo shoots with vintage clothing, hands-on fun at the Genral Store, interactive exhibits in the history, mansion tours and a vintage car show with the Delaware Valley Classic MG Car Club. Food will be available for purchase as well. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker 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.
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      Fun in the 1900's History Center
    • Saturday, August 12, 2017
    • Experience life as a breaker boy with hands-on experiences sorting and sizing coal. The air conditioned mansion will be open for guided tours as well. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker 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.
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      Fun in the 1900's History Center
    • Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • Discover what transportation was like in the early 1900's as you take a ride on a buggy, see an antique horse-drawn carriage, and compare transportation today with that of yesteryear. Tours of the mansion will be available as well. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker 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.
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