Author: historicsummerseat

Historic Morrisville Society

Haunted Dinner Party, October 22nd at 6 pm

HAUNTED DINNER PARTY, October 22nd, starting at 6 pm. Join us if you dare. FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 215-295-2900


October 4, 2016 0

A Short History of Summerseat

Few homes in America have been owned by, or occupied by such important actors of the eighteenth century as Summerseat. Summerseat was General George Washington’s Headquarters in December 1776, owned by two signers of both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution Robert Morris and George Clymer. During General Washington’s time there, Summerseat was…
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August 16, 2016 0

The Hearth Fired Kitchen

The hearth fired kitchen was the center of daily activity.  Colonials went to the kitchen as early as possible and started building up the fire to an optimum 400 degrees. A large iron swinging crane allowed kettles and pots to hang over the fire.  Two hundred years ago, the main meal of the day was…
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August 6, 2016 0

Morrisville-Historic Points of Interest

Before it was Crewcorne, Covin’s Ferry, or Morrisville, the area at the falls of the Delaware River in Bucks County became the starting point for land measurement in Pennsylvania. An outcropping of massive gray boulder is marked by a monument and bronze tablet stating that, “Near this spot stood the white oak tree that marked…
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August 6, 2016 0