Oxygen Day at Joseph Priestley House Museum

History & Heritage

August 5, 2018

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Joseph Priestley House Museum


Oxygen Day at Priestley House

Sunday, August 5, will be Oxygen Day at the Joseph Priestley House. Priestley House will be open from 1-4 p.m. Tickets required for demonstrations. Joseph Priestley was the renowned scientist, political thinker and dissenting clergyman who lived in Northumberland from 1794 to his death in 1804.  Best known for discovering oxygen, Priestley is credited with isolating eight gases.  Dr. Priestley’s program will be conducted twice: at 1:30 and 3 p.m. in the Pond Building on the grounds. The program is suited for all ages, especially youngsters interested in science. Portraying Joseph Priestley will be Ronald Blatchley, a retired chemistry teacher who has been interpreting the British scientist for more than 30 years and who has given presentations on Priestley in the U.S. and England. He will explain and demonstrate chemistry discoveries of the 18th century.

Visitors may tour Priestley House at their own pace and visit with guides wearing 18th century dress who will greet them and answer questions.

Free Admission.






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