With signs of Spring arriving in our region, Pottsgrove Manor is looking forward to hosting our annual Colonial Mayfair on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mayfair is a day of fun-filled activities for all ages. There will be games, music, crafts, and living history demonstrations. Tuckers Tales Puppet Theatre will present interactive puppet shows in addition to providing historic music around the grounds during the event. Colonial conjurer, Levram the Great, will perform historically-themed magic shows and entertain visitors with pocket magic tricks throughout the day.
Visitors can also have their profile portrait captured by artist Lauren Muney of Silhouettes by Hand while they wait. As always, visitors are invited to join in and dance around the festive May Pole to help open and close the fair. In addition to entertainment, a variety of early American crafters and demonstrators will be on hand to display historic skills and trades and sell their wares. Young visitors will have the chance to meet farm animals, play with colonial toys and games, dance around a child-size May Pole, help churn butter, and more.
Colonial ironmaster John Potts’ 1752 manor house will be open for tours during the fair. Visitors will also be able to shop at the manor’s museum shop for colonial games, books, and unique gifts. Food vendors will offer a variety of refreshments for sale. Mayfair also coincides with the annual “Pow-Wow on Manatawny Creek,” celebrating the culture and traditions of the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans. The pow-wow will be taking place during the hours of Mayfair and will be held at Memorial Park, less than a block away from Pottsgrove Manor.
The public is encouraged to visit both events for an experience that spans time periods and cultures.
A donation of $2.00 per person is suggested for this event. Visitors can park for free. Please follow the signs for parking locations. There will be free trolley rides during the fair between parking lot, the pow-wow at Memorial Park, downtown Pottstown, and Pottsgrove Manor. Handicapped parking is available in the museum’s parking lot.
Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department. For more information, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at <www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor>.