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Ronald Blatchley, of New Berlin, a retired chemistry teacher, will re-enact the English-born Rev. Dr. Joseph Priestley’s early scientific demonstrations during Heritage Days next Sunday.

NORTHUMBERLAND — An open house — with free admission — will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. next Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Rev. Dr. Joseph Priestley House.

Visitors can take self-guided tours of the 18th-century home of the renowned scientist, clergyman and education innovator. Costumed guides will staff the Federal-Georgian style interior, providing information about life in Northumberland between 1794 and 1804, when Priestley pursued his scientific and religious interests here.

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