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
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
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
William’s World: Why Don’t You Joyn Us?
This post was written by Steve Samuel, a new volunteer interpreter in the Pennsbury Manor Joyner’s Shop! He thought many people, like himself, wouldn’t know the difference between a Joyner and all the Read More
17th-Century Fashion Show!
In less than 3 weeks, we will have a very exciting event for all members of The Pennsbury Society: a 17th-Century Fashion Show! One of the benefits of membership in Read More
Men’s Relationship to Fashion
I wanted to share an article I just read on another popular blog site called Two Nerdy History Girls. Every so often, they post something related to late 17th-century culture. Their Read More
Living the Life of a 17th-Century Farmer
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
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 Country Life: Take a Whiff of THAT! (Part 4)
Continuing our series The Country Life, we feature a lovely and lesser-known herb in the Kitchen Garden. ‘Tis the season for apple cider, apple pie, apple butter… and Apple Mint! Apple mint Read More