Spinning

Pottsgrove Manor to Host Spinning Demonstrations Pottstown, PA  – On Saturday, January 11 , 2014 from 11 :00 am to 3 :00 pm , historic Pottsgrove Manor will host “Distaff Day,” showing the art of spinning fibers into thread.  From medieval times, the day after the Feast of the Epiphany was known to many Europeans as “Distaff Day.” The distaff, a tool used in spinning, was a symbol of female industry, and Distaff Day was traditionally when women resumed their work after the Twelve Days of Christmas. During this program, visitors will see demonstrations of traditional spinning techniques and learn about the natural fibers that were used to make yarn and thread for textiles. This event will also give guests a chance to enjoy a guided t our of the manor house for the holidays, in the final “Twelfth Night Tours” of the season.

There is a suggested donation of $2 per person for this program. The museum shop will also be open throughout the event and will be having a special one – day – only sale – 10% off everything in the store! The seasonal “Twelfth Night Tours” are running now through Sunday, January 12, 2014 during regular museum h ours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00 p m. Tours are given on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00 p m. The site is closed Mondays and major holidays. Groups of ten or more should pre – register by calling 610 – 326 – 4014.

Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department. For more information, please call 6 10 – 326 – 4014, or visit the website at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor . Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor .

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