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Volunteer Donates William Penn’s World Activity

May 23, 2024

This spring, Pennsbury Manor volunteer Doug Lehnen donated a field trip activity based on his research on the Welcome, the ship that carried William Penn and some of the first […] Read More

WM Pollinator Garden Partnership

April 29, 2024

Habitat loss and degradation pose a major threat to populations of pollinators. In response, WM converted an unused grass field near Pennsbury Manor into a thriving meadow. WM’s pollinator garden […] Read More

Feminism and Quakers: Female Ministers

March 8, 2024

By Caleigh Love Life for women in the 18th century was restricted in many ways. For most women, their lives were ruled over by their father, husband, or other male […] Read More

Welcome to the Team, Jeremy!

March 7, 2024

Meet Jeremy, our new Historic Gardener. Jeremy brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for nature to his role as a gardener. Prior to joining our team, Jeremy […] Read More

Welcome to the Team, Keli!

February 23, 2024

Meet Keli, Pennsbury Manor’s new Lead Interpreter. Keli is a former Pennsbury Manor intern who recently graduated from Messiah University with a degree in Public History.   The difference between […] Read More

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

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