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Falls Supervisors OK Pennsbury Manor Upgrades

Pennsbury Manor is getting a $1.5 million facelift.

The Falls Township Board of Supervisors approved improvements to Pennsbury Manor during its recent meeting.

The recreated colonial home of William Penn will soon be upgraded with a new river barge house to replace one that had been severely damaged and moved behind Pennsbury Manor’s visitors center, according to Doug Miller, the site’s administrator.

The current river barge house was reconstructed in the early 1970s following floods in the 1980s. It is not within the line of sight from the river, he said, which makes interpretive demonstrations more difficult.

In addition to a replacement barge house, Pennsbury Manor is planning to undertake carpentry repairs, painting, as well as repairs to windows and doors, Miller said.

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