Monday, April 17, 2017

Penn's (Infrequent) Country Home

Pennsylvania - The state where I have lived my whole life. 
Named for William Penn, its founder, 
the name means, Penn's Woods. 

Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA

William Penn grew up the son of a wealthy Admiral in the British navy. 
On a visit to Ireland, 
he heard a Quaker preacher 
and adopted the teachings as his belief system. 

Buttons On A Penn Reenactor, The More Buttons the Wealthier the Wearer

Penn was a staunch Quaker 
and faced persecution and jail time for his beliefs. 
He also gave a lot of his inherited wealth to support Quakerism. 

Kitchen Reenactors

King Charles II of England 
repaid a large debt to Penn in the form of Land. 
Land in the colonies. 
Penn's goal was to start a colony that represented his beliefs. 

Blacksmith Reenactor

The city of Philadelphia was planned by Penn
as was this home. 

They Say He Is A Gentle Beast
I'm Not Sure I Would Be Wearing Red Though. 

But Penn spent very little time here - 
only 4 years in the colonies and a fraction of that time in his Manor. 

Brewer Checks His Brew, No Samples. 

Penn died in 1718 in England owing much debt.  
But today, Penn's legacy lives on in Pennsylvania. 

Good Night! 

400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd, Morrisville, PA 19067 
More of my photos from the Manor are here

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Tamar SB said...

What a gorgeous place! I love reenactment sites!

Sarah Huizenga said...

I always adore your history lessons, and it works, I want to visit these places.

MadSnapper said...

I looked at all the photos and the one that made me laugh is the reenactor on his cell phone. your people shots are wonderful. my favorite for me is the lady petting the cow.. and that fire place is awesome but not if I had to cook in it....would love to visit this place. and taste what the ladies were cooking

Chere Mama said...

Love your kitchen reenactors - you caught them enjoying the heck out of their job. And Penn's home - beautiful.