Springtime at Morlatton

May 19, 2018 * 10am-3pm


The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County (HPTBC) will be hosting a living history event in May at its Morlatton Village headquarters in Douglassville. Visitors can enjoy a variety of interactive presentations as well as tours of the Village and its buildings.

There will be several presentations going on throughout the Village. The Chapter 21 Archaeologists, a volunteer group, will present new archaeological findings at the 1716 Mouns Jones House, including the newly uncovered root cellar. Volunteer Ken Biles’ Native American Artifact Collection will be on display as well near the

Mouns Jones House. Trust volunteers will be offering guided tours of the White Horse Tavern, George Douglass House, Michael Fulp House, and the Mouns Jones House.

At 10:30am, Trust volunteers Courtney Stevens and Susan Speros will give their program “Roots, Fruits, and Vegetables: Eighteenth Century Food Storage” in the White Horse Tavern. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear all about colonial foodways, including the use and purpose of a root cellar, and eighteenth century food preparation and storage. At 12:00pm and 2:00pm, there will be a presentation of the new play “Searching for Betsy Ross” sponsored by the Chapter 21 Archaeologists on the grounds of the Mouns Jones House.

Admission is a $10 per person suggested donation. Trust members and children 12 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Trust. Please check our website for updates on the event.