POTTSTOWN, PA – The public is invited to join Pottsgrove Manor for a Juneteenth Book Club and lecture on Saturday, June 18, 2022 to honor the history of the black experience in America.
Juneteenth Book Club
Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to Noon
Join Professor Emeritus from Shippensburg University, Robert Hewitt, PhD, to engage with the history of black labor in Edward E. Baptist’s work, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of America and then share with fellow readers in a guided discussion of the book. Registration is required for the book club.
“Together in History” Talk
Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m.
All members of the public are invited to hear Dr. Hewitt speak on the importance of incorporating Black History into our shared narrative, in the lecture, “Together in History.” Deepen your understanding of the past and how the labor of exploited people is a part of our shared historic narrative. No registration is required to attend the lecture.
Book Club is Ages 14+; Book can be purchased at the Museum Shoppe at Pottsgrove Manor; Book Club participants are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch if also attending the lecture.
To download the Pottsgrove Manor Juneteenth flyer for printing, click here.
For a full listing of Juneteenth events happening around Montgomery County, visit www.montcopa.org/Juneteenth.
ABOUT POTTSGROVE MANOR
Pottsgrove Manor exemplifies the restrained elegance of early Georgian architecture popular with wealthy English gentry during the mid-18th-century. Built in 1752 for John Potts, ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, the mansion was situated on a nearly 1,000 acre plantation, which by 1762 included the town of “Pottsgrove.”
As a successful ironmaster and merchant, John Potts, was appointed Justice of the Peace and Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly from both Berks and Philadelphia Counties.
Although only four acres of original property remain today, Pottsgrove Manor has lost none of its original charm and architectural beauty. The sandstone exterior, elegant interior and fine furnishings reflect the eminence that the Potts family had attained before selling the property in 1783. The mansion has been restored to recreate the lifestyle and times of the Potts family. Pottsgrove Manor is open year-round for guided tours, as well as public programs, school tours, lectures, and workshops. A museum shop on site offers a wide selection of 18th century reproduction items, books, toys, and more.
Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street, Pottsgrove, PA 19464. (Near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422 near the Carousel at Pottsgrove and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course) Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites. For more information, please call (610) 326-4014 or visit www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor. Members of the public can also like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook or follow us on Instagram for updates.
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