How Cold Is It?

Delaware River Ices Over at Pennsbury Manor
As if this week didn’t feel brutally cold enough, what with the polar vortex and all, Pennsbury Manor posted a photo on Facebook that really rubs it in. (Any bets on when the new indie band Polar Vortex will release their first album?)

Ephrata Cloister followed up their 2013 Lantern Tour program, which focused on various myths and legends associated with the community, with some info on the history behind those stories. (Also, there will be a calligraphy workshop (inspired by Ephrata’s Fraktur) on Jan. 18, and the annual Winter History Class starts Jan. 30.)

I’m not as timely with this as I could have been, but Washington Crossing Historic Park shared some photos on Facebook from the Dec. 25 reenactment of Gen. George Washington and his troops crossing the Delaware River to attack the Hessians occupying Trenton in 1776. They shared photos from the Wall Street Journal’s “Metropolis” blog, Nick Dampman Photography, and the Bucks County Courier Times.

The latest post from Old Economy Village's blog about the Rapp Houses restoration project includes gorgeous photos of the reproduction wallpapers and the original remnants on which they were based. THIS JUST IN: New post this morning showing changes to doorways and walls!

If you’re in (or traveling to) the Scranton area this weekend, the Anthracite Heritage Museum is once again presenting Robert Hughes and his one-man play A Miner’s Tale. Showtime is 2 pm and admission is $5 and also includes touring the museum exhibits.

More information on upcoming January events can be found in last week’s post.


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