The Potts at Warwick Furnace Lecture

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Iron historian and author, Dan Graham, presents on the Potts family at Warwick Furnace on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Pottsgrove Manor.

Warwick Furnace was one of the most successful iron furnaces of the 18th-century. Established in 1737 by Anna Nutt, John Potts soon became a prominent part of the furnace due to his marriage to Anna Nutt’s daughter, Ruth. Explore how strategic business marriages and the Revolutionary War impacted this important piece of local history. Dan Graham will unpack the Potts connections to the furnace and how the family was able to navigate the changing landscape of the era. A questions and answers session will follow this fascinating lecture.


Tour the Potts family 1752 manor house before or after the lecture to learn about the Potts family and life during the 18th century. The Museum Shop will also be open to purchase books, games, period reproduction items, and much more. This event is rain or shine and invites all ages to participate. There is a suggested $2 donation per person for this lecture.


Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off of 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.


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