Joseph Priestley House

Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Upcoming Events

January 5, 2020

Twelfth Night at Priestley House

Twelfth Night at Joseph Priestley House, Sunday January 5, 2020  from 4 to 7 pm.

Twelfth Night Celebration

In merry old England Twelfth Night marked the end of Christmas, and it was commonly believed that all seasonal decorations were to be taken down on that date to avoid bad luck for the year.  It was a night of gaiety often filled with practical jokes and short plays.  Have you ever wondered how the Priestley family celebrated Twelfth Night in Northumberland?    A time for merrymaking, the Twelfth Night celebration will feature musical entertainment, experiments by Dr. Joseph Priestley in his laboratory, children’s activities, wassail, Twelfth Night or king’s cake, and other warm and spicy refreshments that would have been enjoyed during the Priestley family’s celebrations. Plan now to attend this festive occasion when the Friends of Joseph Priestley House will host a Twelfth Night celebration on the Sunday evening prior to Epiphany, January 6, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The Joseph Priestley House will be decorated for the occasion with greenery and the warm glow of lantern light will add to the ambience of the evening.

Free admission.Visitor Center open from 4 pm to 7 pm.  House decorated as Enlish manor house for Twelfth Day.   Tour the house on your own and visit with costumed docents in each room.  Chemistry demonstration in the Pond Building by Dr. Priestley  at 4:30 pm and 5:30pm.  Limited seating.  Tickets available in the Visitor Center.

Ron Blatchley as Joseph Priestley testing for oxygen

 

Start: January 5, 2020 4:00 pm
End: January 5, 2020 7:00 pm
Venue: Joseph Priestley House
Phone: 570-473-9474
Address:
472 Priestley Avenue, Northumberland, PA, 17857, United States
Cost: Free Admission

March 8, 2020

Commonwealth Charter Day and Priestley’s birthday

Join us for the annual Commonwealth Charter Day and Priestley’s Birthday celebration at Joseph Priestley House.  Visitor Center is open from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Tour the house on your own and visit with costumed docents in each room.  Chemistry demonstrations by Dr. Priestley at 1:30 and 2:30 pm in the Pond Building.  Tickets required for each demonstration and can be obtained at the Priestley House visitor  center on arrival or reserved by calling 570-473-9474.

Ron Blatchley as Joseph Priestley testing for oxygen

Free admission.

Start: March 8, 2020 1:00 pm
End: March 8, 2020 4:00 pm
Venue: Joseph Priestley House
Phone: 570-473-9474
Address:
472 Priestley Avenue, Nolrthumberland, PA, 17857, United States
Cost: Free

August 2, 2020

Oxygen Day

Oxygen Day

Visitor Center open from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Tour the house on your own and visit with costumed docents in each room.  Chemistry demonstrations by Dr. Priestley at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.    Free admission.  Tickets required for demonstrations and can be obtained on arrival at the Priestley House visitor center or reserved by calling 570-473-9474.

Ron Blatchley as Joseph Priestley testing for oxygen

 

Start: August 2, 2020 1:00 pm
End: August 2, 2020 4:00 pm
Venue: Joseph Priestley House
Phone: 570-473-9474
Address:
472 Priestley Avenue, Northumberland, PA, 17857, United States
Cost: Free

November 1, 2020

Heritage Day

Heritage Day at Priestley House

Visitor Center open from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Tour the house on your own and visit with costumed docents in each room.  Chemistry demonstrations by Dr. Priestley at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.  Free admission. Tickets required for demonstrations and can be obtained on arrival at the Priestley House visitor center or reserved by calling 570-473-9474.

Ron Blatchley as Joseph Priestley testing for oxygen

 

Start: November 1, 2020 1:00 pm
End: November 1, 2020 4:00 pm
Venue: Joseph Priestley House
Phone: 570-473-9474
Address:
472 Priestley Avenue, Northumberland, PA, 17857, United States
Cost: Free