Collections and Exhibits


Pennypacker Mills contains a uniquely well documented collection that reflects the interests of Samuel W. Pennypacker (1843-1916), his term as governor of Pennsylvania (1903-1907), the construction of the State Capitol, Pennsylvania history, family history and Pennsylvania German culture. Most of the furnishings are on display in the rooms of the mansion. In addition, the collections include a vast archival and library collection dating from 1568-1980 with the majority being from 1830-1916.


The Ladies of Pennypacker Mills

February 21, 2023 - January 28, 2024

“The Ladies of Pennypacker Mills,” explores the lives of Virginia, Josephine, Eliza, and Anna Maria. They were vibrant, well educated, and accomplished women whose lives continued beyond the Pennypacker family name. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will learn a more intimate history of each of these amazing women through their personal belongings such as letters, family scrapbooks, photographs, and so much more! Please join us in taking a closer look into the lives of the ladies of Pennypacker Mills. 

The exhibit is located on the second floor Galleries and is included on all guided tours. All ages are welcome to visit the free exhibition.