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Coffee in the Kitchen, Tea in the Parlor, Chocolate in the Dining Room

Feb 17, 2019
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Date(s) - 2/17/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pottsgrove Manor


On Sunday, February 17th, at 1:00pm, historian Clarissa Dillon will explore the “who, what, where, and when” involved with sipping these hot beverages during the 18th century. Tea, coffee, and chocolate all began as luxury drinks when they were introduced to Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries. During the colonial era, all three beverages remained an expensive indulgence and as their popularity grew, so did social customs around drinking these refreshments. Uncover the importance of having tea and the manners needed when drinking tea. Learn why setting out a chocolate pot would have highly impressed guests and why a visit to a coffeehouse would be fashionable.

These programs welcome all ages and is a suggested $2 donation per person. Tours of the Potts family manor house will be available throughout the day and the Museum Shop will be open, full of unique and historic gifts.

Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422 near the Carousel at Pottsgrove and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. 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 the website at Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at

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