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Pennypacker Mills hosting trio of family events to celebrate Juneteenth, Pollinator Week

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Pennypacker Mills is hosting three outdoor events for the whole family throughout June to celebrate Juneteenth, Pollinator Week, and the historic house’s latest exhibit, All Aboard the Perkiomen Railroad. Located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, PA, Pennypacker Mills is an immersive Colonial Revival mansion that offers visitors a unique glimpse into the past.


All events are family-friendly and free with a suggested donation of $2.


Music of the Underground Railroad

Saturday, June 8 at 4 p.m.

Celebrate Juneteenth with musician and historian Joe Becton. Becton will present the music and times of the Underground Railroad’s resistance to slavery. The audience will experience musical traditions from Hambone to John Brown’s Body, as the songs tell the story of the Underground’s transportation, political manipulations, and the war that finally ends slavery in America. This performance will take place on the mansion porch at Pennypacker Mills. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

 

Pollinator Party

Saturday, June 15 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Friends of Pennypacker Mills, in collaboration with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, are hosting a Pollinator Party to kick off World Pollinator Week! The event will feature knowledgeable speakers, tree walks, activities for kids, craft vendors, and much more! For more details, visit https://www.friendsppm.org/pollinator-party.html.

 

All Aboard!

Saturday, June 22 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Spend the day at Pennypacker Mills learning all about the Perkiomen Railroad! The whole family can enjoy model train displays, a ride-on scale train, and a parade locomotive. Matthew Dodd will perform his Music of the Railroad. Stop in the mansion to see our new exhibit in partnership with the Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society, All Aboard the Perkiomen Railroad. Speakers will also present on the Perkiomen Railroad. Please call ahead for details as seating will be limited.


ABOUT PENNYPACKER MILLS

Located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, PA, Pennypacker Mills is an immersive Colonial revival mansion and Revolutionary War encampment site that offers visitors a unique glimpse into the past. Pennypacker Mills is operated by Montgomery County’s Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites. The site is open year-round for free guided tours, seasonal events, craft workshops, special presentations, education programs, the StoryWalk® and changing exhibits.


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Contact Laura Foose, museum educator, at [email protected]or 610-287-9349 for more information.

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