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Gather Place Museum Preserves the Story of Black Yardley

February 14, 2024

“I believe Black history is America’s history. I believe the story of African American Yardley is the story of Yardley Borough,” Ms. Shirley Lee Corsey says. Ms. Corsey is Executive […] Read More

Welcome Michael and Roger!

October 1, 2021

Pennsbury Manor has some new residents! We are pleased to introduce our members, volunteers, visitors, and the rest of the Pennsbury community to Michael and Roger, two oxen who are […] Read More

Good Old Fashioned Clean: Five Facts about Colonial Soap by Kelly White

May 13, 2020

While colonists may not have bathed as often as most modern people, they still performed basic sanitary practices. Read on to learn about how 17th–century folk made soap.   1. Good […] Read More

Colonial Baby Names by Kelly White

April 13, 2020

As days grow longer and flowers open, spring is a time for joy and new life! So our thoughts today turn to welcoming a new life into the 17th-century home.  […] Read More

Colonial Hygiene – The Dirty Truth by Kelly White

April 9, 2020

Louis XIV, 17th-century king of France, is said to have only taken three baths in his entire life, but were colonists and other 17th-century folk really as filthy as some […] Read More

Colonial Pantry Raid! Food Preservation in the 17th Century by Kelly White

April 2, 2020

The ongoing Covid-19 quarantine has inspired folks to get creative, especially when it comes to cooking. As the lines in the grocery store grow longer and it becomes more difficult […] Read More

Bad Colonial Advice! Women’s Edition by Kelly White

March 30, 2020

March is Women’s History Month! A time to celebrate the accomplishments of women’s rights activists past and present, from suffragette Susan B. Anthony to author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. One author […] Read More

Bad Colonial Advice: Medicine Edition by Kelly White

March 26, 2020

There was no shortage of bad advice in colonial times, particularly when it came to medical care. Medical cures in the colonial era often seem hard to stomach for modern […] Read More

Pennsbury Manor Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

May 2, 2016

I can’t tell you how many times a visitor has said to me, “I remember coming here when I was in fourth grade!” And you know what? It never gets […] Read More

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