TRAPPE - Visitors will have the chance to spend a Sunday afternoon learning about the history of knitting at the Dewees Museum on Aug. 10.

Manni McNeil, a young mother with a background in radio broadcasting and social media, is one of the Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley, Inc.'s enthusiastic and enterprising new volunteers. She is a life-long crafter who knits, spins and sews and, in addition to telling about the History of Knitting, will tell you about how her grandma tricked her into knitting and how her mother and grandmother are genealogists who instilled in her an interest in history.

The hour-long presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be followed by light refreshments and free time to tour the Dewees Museum.

This Tea-at-the-Tavern program is free , but donations will be appreciated to help maintain the two historical sites. RSVPs will help volunteers plan ahead, but are not required. Please leave a message at 610-489-7560.

The Dewees Museum is located at 301 W. Main Street in Trappe. The Henry Muhlenberg House, just down the street at 201 W. Main Street, will also be open for tours.

The two sites are maintained by The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley. Visit their website for updates on scheduled events and recent happenings at

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