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Intern Reflections: The William Penn Farm

August 26th, 2013

Pennsbury Manor’s interns have been hard at work researching new stories for our 75th anniversary. As they continue to explore Pennsbury’s history, we’ll be sharing their reflections on what they’re discovering! Read More

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The Country Life: Growing our Clothes

July 17th, 2012

As the summer heat drags on, we turn our focus to an important crop we’ve been growing in the Kitchen Garden: flax. This reed-like plant has been used for thousands Read More

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William’s World: Hi-Ho the Dairy-O!

June 13th, 2012

“My cow is a commonwealth to me… for she allows myself, my wife and son for to banquet ourselves withal.” ~  Food in Early Modern England A while back, we posted Read More

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Confessions of a Costumier: Dressing the Laborers

May 29th, 2012

About a month has passed since our 17th-Century Fashion Show, and we had such an amazing time!  A HUGE thank-you goes out to our lovely volunteer models (L-R) Mike Thomforde, Read More

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William’s World: Ode to the Springtime Milkmaid!

April 26th, 2012

  The Milkmaid, Jan Vermeer, 1657-8 I really don’t like to milk cows.  I can’t stand to churn butter.  I know this is a shocking admission from a so-called history Read More

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Living the Life of a 17th-Century Farmer

March 27th, 2012

Last weekend, during our annual spring Interpreter training, I shared an amazing  BBC mini-series on 17th-century farm life, and I wanted to make sure everyone else got to hear about it Read More

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