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Historic Candy Making Demonstration

Feb 08, 2020
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Date(s) - 2/8/2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pottsgrove Manor


Visit Pottsgrove Manor to learn about candy of the 18th century at our Historic Candy Making Demonstration.

Sugar was an expensive good in the colonial era, and the sweet candies made with sugar were a true treat. Discover recipes for candied citrus fruits and almond cremes, or try your hand to assist the historic cooks in the reproduction kitchen. Learn about how candies, such as comfits, were made in the 18th century and see if you can keep track of just how much sugar was used to create all these marvelous sweets! Assist the cooks to create the eye-catching displays and sugar paste boxes that colonial party guests could use to take some of these candies home. Bring a recipe for history to your Valentine’s Day at Pottsgrove Manor!

This event welcomes all ages and is a suggested $2 donation per person. Tours of the Potts family manor house will be available throughout the day as well, 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 Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at

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