Pennsbury Manor will reopen with limited hours and capacity on April 30th, 2021!

For more information, visit ‘Hours, Admission, and Safety Guidelines,’ under ‘Plan Your Visit’ below.

400 Pennsbury Memorial Road | Morrisville, PA 19067

I Have to Wear What??

I just discovered a great online resource called American Centuries that I just had to share!  This website, which can be found at this address: http://americancenturies.mass.edu/home.html, was developed by Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, Massachusetts.  It’s main content looks at the turn-of-the-centuries in American History – 1700, 1800, and 1900 – and examines the people, politics, and daily life.  It includes some great content videos, activities, and even online collections to browse. 

I’ll let you explore on your own, but I want to highlight a GREAT interactive feature!  They have a fantastic “Dress Up” area where you can explore the different layers of clothing for women: http://americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/1700_woman.html AND for men: http://americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/1700_man.html

These are very good examples of early 18th century dress, and very close to how we try to dress at Pennsbury Manor.  To learn about a garment or accessory, simply roll your mouse over the object until it highlights – a text box should appear and an audio voice will also read the text aloud.  Have fun learning and feel free to discuss in the comments section below!!