In the Good Old Summertime

A Grand Celebration of summer at Pennypacker Mills Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Schwenksville, PA (June 27, 2016) – Bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm to experience the heritage and charm of a Victorian summer celebration. Enjoy a day of activities and events. Check out juggler-magician Al Angello. Visit the General Store. Tour the Children’s Heritage Garden. Try on Victorian clothing and pose for a photograph. Play summer lawn games. Tour the air conditioned Pennypacker mansion. Do arts and crafts. See a classic car show. This event is free for all ages to enjoy.

Juggler extraordinaire Al Angello will perform his juggling and magic show full of fun, amazing skill, and a few surprises too. Audience participation is the key to his juggling and magic show that is perfect for all ages. The juggling-magic show will be held at 1:00pm and 1:30pm near the Mansion.
Ever wondered what it was like to shop in a general store one-hundred years ago? Visit the General Store in the barn of the 1900s History Center to find out. The friendly store owner will show guests all the wares he has for sale. Customers can even grab a basket and recipe card and buy ingredients for a recipe.
In the Children’s Garden guests will walk into a garden of many delights as they explore heirloom vegetables, smell and taste unusual herbs, and discover why flowers make great pollinator magnets for bees and butterflies. Guests can even guess the weight of one of the huge zucchinis.
Guests are encouraged to bring along a camera or cell phone to take an incredible photograph of their families wearing vintage clothing! The staff at Pennypacker Mills will dress everyone up in Victorian-style clothing and have them pose as they take pictures that can become a unique holiday card or a fun Facebook post!
Old-fashioned lawn games of croquet, ring toss, and Graces can be played in the shade of the Mansion lawn. Try a hand at tabletop games including ball and cup, Jacob’s ladder, and flip books, just the way kids did back in the day. Kids can use their creative talents with crayons, scissors, glue, and imagination to create take-home, vintage-inspired crafts. There will also be a food vendor on site with refreshments to enjoy.
Stop by the Car Show where the Delaware Valley Classic MG Car Club will be displaying vintage British cars for everyone to see and vote for their favorite. Meet the owners who have meticulously restored these automobiles. The winners will be announced at 2:00pm.
Please note that the Route 73 bridge over the Perkiomen Creek near the site entrance is closed. There is a short detour onto Plank Road to Route 73 to reach the site; follow the signs.
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. Like Pennypacker Mills on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennypackermills.