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
Exploring the Artifacts
Keep Your Wig On!
We just got out new “William Penn” wig today, and we’re wiggin’ out!! Many thanks to Colonial Williamsburg’s Wig Shop, who constructed this wig along with another on display here Read More
A Posting on Possets!
Our fellow museum bloggers over at Winterthur just posted a great article on the popular Posset Pot, a commonly-shared drinking vessel which had its own unique beverage concoction. A couple years ago, Read More
Invitation to Share
This summer a young friend attended summer camp at Pennsbury Manor, and during the course of the week she formed some opinions about my job as the Museum Educator. She Read More
Exploring the Artifacts: Just a Matter of Time
Popular from 1600 to 1650, the Lantern Clock that is located in the Governor’s Parlor of the Manor House is just one example of many that were produced during Read More
Exploring the Artifacts: Take Your Mattress and Stuff It!
Those of you that have walked the grounds of Pennsbury may have seen a building called The Worker’s Cottage. This reconstructed outbuilding’s original purpose or even existence is unknown, but Read More
Exploring the Artifacts: Giles Penn’s Portrait
I love portraits of people. I can’t help but wonder about the lives behind the faces. When I was new at Pennsbury, I was told that the portrait in the Read More
A New Year
I hope everyone has enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season! I love the end of the year, it offers everyone a chance to reflect on the past 12 months Read More
2011 Student Projects
We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to the army of interns that have offered their time and talents to Pennsbury over the last 8 months. Often volunteers don’t Read More
Exploring the Artifacts: English Maps
Continuing our exploration of 17th-century maps (see my last featurette here), we look at yet another map in the Manor House: Map of Buckinghamshire – by Danielle Straub In the Manor Read More