Five Pennsylvania Governors including Tom Wolf will be gathering at Pennsbury Manor, located at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road in Morrisville, at 1 p.m. Saturday to participate in a luncheon fundraiser. All ticket sales will go towards the Pennsbury Society, which administers the Pennsbury Manor Historical Society.
As the first event of its kind, the governors will be discussing their tenure and fielding questions. Former governors Tom Ridge, Tom Corbett, Ed Rendell, and Mark Schweiker will speak about issues facing Pennsylvania and the country. They will also be relating their views on topics including economy, environment, education, and government to the vision of William Penn.
William Penn founded the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1682 during the first of his four total years spent in America throughout his life. The Quaker is famous for creating a space for freedom from religious prosecution and is also credited with the creation of a legislative system giving unprecedented power to constituents.
Pennsbury Manor Managing Director Sarah Rudich joined Pat Wandling to give listeners a little insight into the event.
“We’re also commemorating the 300th anniversary of William Penn’s death this year,” Rudich said. “This program is culminating this year of special exhibits, programs, and workshops that we have put in place to mark this anniversary and highlight William Penn’s legacies.”
Bucks County Community College political science professor and Bristol Person of the Year 2017 Bill Pezza will moderated the event. State Senator Tommy Tomlinson will also read a greeting on behalf of former governor Dick Thornburgh.
School children and people in attendance will be able to ask governors about a variety of topics towards the end of the event.
Lunch will be provided by the award-winning King George II Restaurant. Tickets are $185 each, but a livestream of the luncheon will be available free on WBCB1490.com beginning at 1 p.m. and ending about two hours later.