Heritage Day at the Joseph Priestley House Museum

History & Heritage

November 3, 2019

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Joseph Priestley House Museum


Joseph Priestley was born in England on March 13, 1733. The renowned scientist, political thinker and dissenting clergyman came to Northumberland in 1794 and lived there for the rest of his life. He died in 1804. His American home, the Joseph Priestley House Museum, is open for the 2019 season from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (except Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day) from March 9 until Sunday November 17.  Tours are on the hour at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.  Tours at other times can be arranged by calling 570-473-9494 or by email at info@josephpriestleyhouse.org.


Heritage Day,  Sunday, November 3, 2019

Visit and learn how the Priestley’s and their neighbors lived 200 years ago.  Visitors may tour the house and talk with costumed docents in each room.  Visitor Center is open from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Chemistry demonstrations by Dr. Priestley at 1:30 and 3:00 pm.    Free admission to the event but tickets required for demonstrations.  Pick up tickets at visitor center or call or email to reserve tickets. 570-473-9474 or info@josephpriestleyhouse.org


   The annual fall event is sponsored by Friends of Joseph Priestley House. The house is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and administered by Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission. The Friends group, under an agreement with the PHMC, provides volunteer staff to keep the museum open to the public on weekends from March through November.

For further information, www.josephpriestleyhouse.org.

Priestley Demo

Ronald Blatchley as Joseph Priestley performing chemistry demonstrations.







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