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July 2018

Evening Tour and Champagne Reception

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$20

On Friday, July 6 from 7 – 9 pm, join us for a special evening tour of “Victoriana Reimagined” with curator Heather Moqtaderi, with champagne reception under the stars in the museum’s romantic garden.

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August 2018

Long-term Historic Masonry Conservation

August 10 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$25

On the surface, restoration projects may appear straight forward and intuitive; but there's no substitute for skill, experience, and the right materials to fit the purpose. To bridge the knowledge gap, LimeWorks.us founder Andy DeGruchy and conservation mason Chris Hertz will discuss the science behind breathable lime mortars while using the Mansion as an informal teaching example. Leading an interactive walk around the mansion exterior, Andy and Chris will point out and explain the potential causes of brick and stone…

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Victorian Literature Book Club a.k.a. Literary Parlor

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Beginning in August the Mansion is hosting a Victorian Literature Book Club a.k.a. “Literary Parlor.” Everyone is welcome to join 19th century bibliophile, Kate Howe, at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion for tea and conversation about Victorian novels. In the first meeting we’ll be discussing Thomas Hardy’s Desperate Remedies as well as considering what books we’d like to read in upcoming months. Please join Kate in exploring this “sensation novel” on The sensation novel was a controversial fad during the Victorian era. These books…

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September 2018

Grand Musical Soiree

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Contemporary Musicians Looking Back Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to introduce a Grand Musical Soiree with classical pianist, Kobi Davidson, presenting an overview of diverse piano music spanning the globe. Davidson chooses selections of different composers from different countries with different styles, ranging from rather aristocratic style from France and other parts of Europe, to the intellectual style of Germany to the theatrical style of America, giving brief descriptions throughout the program of the various music genres. Davidson is joined…

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Grand Musical Soiree

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to introduce classical pianist, Kobi Davidson, presenting an overview of diverse piano music spanning the globe. Davidson chooses selections of different composers from different countries with different styles, ranging from rather aristocratic style from France and other parts of Europe, to the intellectual style of Germany to the theatrical style of America, giving brief descriptions throughout the program of the various music genres. Davidson is joined by flutist, Tara Rozanski.

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Poetry and the 19th Century Romantics – A Writing Workshop with Cordelia Frances Biddle

September 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

During the 19th century, poets were widely read and treated as celebrities. Writing about love, death, sexual longing, despair, and historical figures, they enabled a Victorian audience to make sense of complex and sometimes forbidden emotions. Channel your inner Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Keats, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Samuel Coleridge, and Emily Dickinson as we interpret our contemporary world through the language of poetry. Reservations are required. Click here for reservations.

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November 2018

Christmas Cards

November 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the United Kingdom in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a senior civil servant (Government worker) who had helped set-up the new ‘Public Record Office’ (now called the Post Office), where he was an Assistant Keeper, and wondered how it could be used more by ordinary people. Sir Henry had the idea of Christmas Cards with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist. They designed the first card and…

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February 2019

Crazy Quilting

February 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Creating crazy quilts was a popular pastime during the Victorian era. Join instructor Ivonne Fitzsimmons to learn embroidery and beading techniques—hallmarks of crazy quilting. Kit included. Please bring sewing scissors. Reservations are required. Click here to make reservations online.

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April 2019

Pysanky Workshop – Ukranian Easter Eggs

April 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Pysanky are the beautiful, elaborate, Easter eggs found in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditions. Learning this ancient technique for decorating Easter eggs is actually easy. Using a stylus called a kistka, we will write with melted beeswax onto the shell of a raw egg, then dip it into vibrant dyes. We will complete two different eggs in the workshop, and you will keep your kistka and wax to use at home. Join us to make your own little heirloom -…

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