POTTSTOWN, PA – The public is invited to visit Pottsgrove Manor
for their special event, the Annual Colonial Mayfair, to celebrate the arrival of warm, spring days!
Annual Colonial Mayfair
Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Take part is a celebration dance around the Maypole with it’s rainbow of ribbons to welcome the arrival of spring at Pottsgrove Manor! Enjoy family focused living history demonstrations, laugh out loud puppet shows and music, and take part in games all throughout the day. Local vendors and artisans will have their hand-made items for sale and the first floor of the 1752 home of the Potts family is open for tours. Explore the grounds to find recipes of the past being made in the kitchen hearth and outdoor bake oven, learn about the role of cider in Pennyslvania history from Mark Turdo of Pommel Cyder, and find friendly reenactors ready to share history with everyone. With entertainments and activities happening all day long, you won’t want to miss a moment of Mayfair!
Suggested $2 donation per person, all ages welcome, this event is held rain or shine. For parking, follow signs to Pottstown Memorial Park at 75 W King Street, Pottstown PA 19464, and board the free shuttle to Pottsgrove Manor.
ABOUT POTTSGROVE MANOR
Pottsgrove Manor exemplifies the restrained elegance of early Georgian architecture popular with wealthy English gentry during the mid-18th-century. Built in 1752 for John Potts, ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, the mansion was situated on a nearly 1,000 acre plantation, which by 1762 included the town of “Pottsgrove.”
As a successful ironmaster and merchant, John Potts, was appointed Justice of the Peace and Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly from both Berks and Philadelphia Counties.
Although only four acres of original property remain today, Pottsgrove Manor has lost none of its original charm and architectural beauty. The sandstone exterior, elegant interior and fine furnishings reflect the eminence that the Potts family had attained before selling the property in 1783. The mansion has been restored to recreate the lifestyle and times of the Potts family. Pottsgrove Manor is open year-round for guided tours, as well as public programs, school tours, lectures, and workshops. A museum shop on site offers a wide selection of 18th century reproduction items, books, toys, and more.