Joseph Priestley House

Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Calendar of Events

January 6, 2013

Twelfth Day at Priestley House

Priestley House is seasonally decorated as an English manor house  for Twelfth Day.  Tour on your own with costumed docents in each room.  Dr. Priestley chemistry demonstrations at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.  Children’s games.  Admission fee charged.

Start: January 6, 2013 1:00 pm
End: January 6, 2013 4:00 pm

November 4, 2012

Heritage Day at Priestley House

Tour the Priestley House on your own and visit with costumed docents in room.  Dr. Priestley chemistry demonstrations at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.  Children’s games.  Admission fee charged.

Start: November 4, 2012 1:00 pm
End: November 4, 2012 4:00 pm

September 18, 2012

Annual Meeting of the Friends of Joseph Priestley House

Join us for the reception for the opening of the new exhibit: Joseph Priestley Timeline from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Pond Building.  Priestley invented the modern timeline that is so obvious and in widespread use today that we forget that it had to be invented by somebody.  The exhibit consists of a series of large panels depicting Priestley’s accomplishments during different time periods.

Carla Mulford

The annual meeting held in the Pond Building begins at 6:30pm with a  catered meal.  The price is $20 per person.  A short meeting follows the meal.  Speaker for the eveing is Carla Mulford,  Associate Professor of English at Penn State.   She will talk about Benjamin Franklin and Joseph Priestley as scientists interested in finding ways to publicize their findings to the world and the research on her new book, Benjamin Franklin and the Art of Science.  She was recently awarded the 2012 Bibliographical Society of America’s William L. Mitchell Prize, for scholarship in early British periodicals for the essay, “Benjamin Franklin’s Savage Eloquence: Hoaxes from the Press at Passy, 1782,” published in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, (Dec. 2008).

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Start: September 18, 2012 6:00 pm
End: September 18, 2012 8:00 pm

August 5, 2012

Oxygen Day

Open from 1 to 4pm with costumed docents in each room. Dr. Priestley’s chemistry demonstrations at 1:30pm and 3:00pm followed by  presentation on respiratory health by staff from Geisinger Center, Danville.  Free admission.

Start: August 5, 2012 1:00 pm
End: August 5, 2012 4:00 pm
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July 22, 2012

Archeology At Priestley House

Archeology program with Steve Warfel who led excavations at Priestley House for the PA State Museum.  Program begins at 3 PM in the Pond Building.  Free to the public.

Start: July 22, 2012 3:00 pm
End: July 22, 2012 4:00 pm