Friday, May 23, 2014

A Side Trip To Pottsgrove Manor

  On Friday afternoon after the last lecture of the day Susan and I headed over to Pottstown to see the exhibit at Pottsgrove Manor.
If you like the Manor's Facebook page you can look at the exhibit. Throughout the house they had mannequins dressed in 17th century clothing. They did an amazing job recreating the clothing and they represented all the different people that lived on the property, the family and their children, slaves, house staff and iron furnace workers. I loved that some of the women figures had pinballs hanging from thieir waist and a pin cushion/scissor holder.
The original was also in the exhibit and they had a kit so it came home with me.
  The exhibit also had 3 rooms of original clothing. It is so amazing to see these survivors, tiny baby clothes, men's breeches and shirts, corsets and dresses. The curator Amy gave us a wonderful tour. Thank You!
The house is amazing too!
It is massive and was built in the early 1750's.
   If you are in the Philadelphia area the exhibit is running through the end of November and is definitely with seeing.

Thanks for traveling with me!

Have a great weekend!

Chris

20 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh, that looks interesting.
I bet the clothes were amazing.
The house is cool.
Great project you brought home too.
Marilyn

P.J. said...

Gorgeous house! It's it amazing the details that went into clothing in simpler times vs how simple our clothes are now in these times of advancement. I am sure it was a wonderful exhibit.

cucki said...

Wow the house is so sweet
Beautiful project ..
Enjoy your weekend x

Mugwump Woolies said...

I am going to Philadelphia in the fall...I'll put it on my very, very long to do list! I love Pa.!
Have a great weekend,
Robyn

Vickie said...

Oh, I bet that was a splendid time. Looks fascinating.

Vera said...

Ha! Just about in my backyard!! I'm going to have to get over there (and of course, check out a kit to buy???). HAve a great long weekend Chris!!

butterfly said...

lovely photos Chris.

Penny said...

I always enjoy reading about your latest adventure! And what a pretty kit you picked up!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Thanks for taking us along Chris. I love the kit you bought, so very bonnie.

Susan said...

What a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

That is such a beautiful house! I bet seeing all the clothing was very interesting!

Margaret said...

Wow! Looks wonderful! Love the kit that came home with you too!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Really enjoyed the virtual trip to Pottstown since I live so far away. Thanks for inviting me along! Looks like you have a cool new kit.

Beth said...

And the clothing was small too - people used to be shorter and did not weight nearly as much as we do now. So much history in your part of the USA!

Dee said...

Can you imagine going through the summer heat and humidity in all that clothing???? Yowza.

What a beautiful old building. There are many homes like that in my hometowns of Abington and Hatboro.

Julie said...

A lovely new kit you bought.

stitchersanon said...

Look like a wonderful exhibition. Love the new kit, perfect

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like yáll had a great trip!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a lovely place to spend the day. The home is absolutely charming!

Brigitte said...

This all sounds so interesting that I'd loev to see it, too. Thanks for sharing all these pictures.