Gallery Talk: Samuel W. Pennypacker

Samuel W. Pennypacker (1842-1916) His Living Legacy at Pennypacker Mills
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

Schwenksville, PA (January 22, 2017) – Come out to Pennypacker Mills on January 22, 2017 at
1:00pm to learn about the many accomplishments of Samuel Pennypacker. Pennypacker Mills is
celebrating the life and legacy of this Pennsylvanian who was a noted historian and also a governor of
PA from 1903-1907. Known for a myriad of interests and passions, Pennypacker cherished both
Pennsylvania and U.S. history. He’s known for preserving historic sites such as Valley Forge,
wrote numerous books, amassed valuable historical documents, and collected antiquities that
reflected Pennsylvania. His good works as Governor of Pennsylvania helped shape the Commonwealth
throughout the 20th century.
Hear an in-depth talk along with the current exhibit on his living legacy in the Galleries. Find out why
his legacy still endures today, one hundred years later through the many artifacts, documents, and
images in the collection.
Visitors are welcome to stay afterward for a tour of the Pennypacker mansion. The exhibit is open
through January 31, 2017. The Galleries are located on the second floor of the mansion and are not
handicapped accessible. 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 & Historic
Sites. 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.