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17th Century Child-Rearing: It’s A Hard-Knock Life

July 30th, 2012

Here at Pennsbury Manor we just finished our annual Colonial Summer Camp, and boy did they have fun! This summer camp features a number of activities that were common to Read More

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The Country Life: Growing our Clothes

July 17th, 2012

As the summer heat drags on, we turn our focus to an important crop we’ve been growing in the Kitchen Garden: flax. This reed-like plant has been used for thousands Read More

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William’s World: We’re So Cheesy

July 9th, 2012

We’ve recently been discussing just how important dairying was, first as a career for the idyllic milkmaids and as a country business that was transported into towns (resulting in a more convenient, but poorer Read More

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Penn’s Pen: Caretaker of a New World

July 1st, 2012

In honor of our upcoming Independence Day, we thought it fitting to share some of William Penn’s thoughts.  In the letter excerpt below, Penn had just received the Charter from King Charles II and Read More

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William’s World: Men of Metal and Mettle

June 28th, 2012

Back in May, we posted an article on the Joyner’s Trade.  Now our intern Ray is exploring the blacksmithing tradition at Pennsbury and wants to share what he’s found! A Read More

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William’s World: Hi-Ho the Dairy-O!

June 13th, 2012

“My cow is a commonwealth to me… for she allows myself, my wife and son for to banquet ourselves withal.” ~  Food in Early Modern England A while back, we posted Read More

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