400 Pennsbury Memorial Road | Morrisville, PA 19067

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Our amazing (rain-free) Holly Nights Spectacular!

December 16th, 2012

We had such a wonderful time with our visitors on Holly Nights this year!!  The rain gave us a 5-hour window to enjoy our Friday night, and we were so Read More

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Confessions of a Costumier: Dressing the Community Leaders

December 10th, 2012

Throughout the year we’ve been celebrating the unique clothing of the various people living and visiting Pennsbury Manor in the late 17th Century.  After featuring the Laborers and the Servants/Tradespeople, Read More

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Confessions of a Costumier: Dressing the Tradespeople

September 3rd, 2012

Following our 17th-century Fashion Show last spring, I posted an article highlighting the Laborers and their clothing – next up are the Servants & Tradespeople! These men and women did not Read More

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William’s World: We’re So Cheesy

July 9th, 2012

We’ve recently been discussing just how important dairying was, first as a career for the idyllic milkmaids and as a country business that was transported into towns (resulting in a more convenient, but poorer Read More

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William’s World: Men of Metal and Mettle

June 28th, 2012

Back in May, we posted an article on the Joyner’s Trade.  Now our intern Ray is exploring the blacksmithing tradition at Pennsbury and wants to share what he’s found! A 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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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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Confessions of a Costumier: Clothing Diversity

October 24th, 2011

It is so easy to get caught up in creating the ULTIMATE historical ensemble.  We worry about perfecting every detail, down to the smallest buttons and buckles. When costumiers get so caught Read More

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