Schwenksville, PA – Plan to visit Pennypacker Mills for a new exhibit, opening Friday, April 1, 2016, that explores the life and legacy of Samuel W. Pennypacker. Imagine Pennsylvania without historic sites such as Valley Forge, few saved historic documents, and mountains clear cut of all trees. Samuel W. Pennypacker devoted much of his life to history as an internationally known author, historian, and collector of antiques. As Pennsylvania’s governor from 1903 to 1907, he had the foresight to preserve natural resources and pass progressive legislation which helped shape Pennsylvania throughout the 20th century. This exhibit will highlight how his legacy still endures today, 100 years later, through artifacts, documents, and images.
The exhibit is included on all guided tours of the Pennypacker Mansion. The Galleries are located on the second floor of the mansion and are not handicapped accessible. Tour hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The site is closed Mondays and County holidays.
On Saturday, April 9, 2016 visit the Galleries at 1:00pm for an in-depth talk about the new exhibit. Explore the images and artifacts as the legacy of this famous Pennsylvanian unfolds. Those who arrive one hour early, or stay after the exhibit talk, can take a full tour of the mansion. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 per person.
Pennypacker Mills is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, and changing exhibits. The site is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, and is located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, PA. For more information, please call 610-287-9349 or visit Pennypacker Mills online at www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills.