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March 2017
$30

For Women’s History Month – Tribulation Periwinkle: Civil War Nurse

March 24 @ 7:00 pm

While serving as a nurse during the Civil War, Louisa May Alcott wrote letters to her family in Massachusetts relating her experiences. At the urging of friends, she fictionalized them for publishing.  Initially the stories were printed in a Boston magazine and later the entire collection became available in book form entitled Hospital Sketches.  As part of the Mansion’s continued devotion to women’s history, a live performance of one of Alcott’s Civil War stories as interpreted by Josh Hitchens will be…

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For Women’s History Month – Tribulation Periwinkle: Civil War Nurse

March 25 @ 7:00 pm

While serving as a nurse during the Civil War, Louisa May Alcott wrote letters to her family in Massachusetts relating her experiences. At the urging of friends, she fictionalized them for publishing.  Initially the stories were printed in a Boston magazine and later the entire collection became available in book form entitled Hospital Sketches.  As part of the Mansion’s continued devotion to women’s history, a live performance of one of Alcott’s Civil War stories as interpreted by Josh Hitchens will be…

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$30

For Women’s History Month – Tribulation Periwinkle: Civil War Nurse

March 26 @ 2:00 pm

While serving as a nurse during the Civil War, Louisa May Alcott wrote letters to her family in Massachusetts relating her experiences. At the urging of friends, she fictionalized them for publishing.  Initially the stories were printed in a Boston magazine and later the entire collection became available in book form entitled Hospital Sketches.  As part of the Mansion’s continued devotion to women’s history, a live performance of one of Alcott’s Civil War stories as interpreted by Josh Hitchens will be…

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April 2017

Fairy Watercolor Workshop with Jency Latta

April 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Fairy Watercolor Workshop with Jency Latta – Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Victorians embraced belief in fairies as a reaction to the disenchantment of the world.” (New York Times 1998) Join Jency Latta to create your own fanciful fairy watercolor painting.  Cookies and tea will be served. Cost: $30, Member cost: $25  Reservations required. CLICK HERE for reservations or call 215-438-1861.

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Arctic Explorations: In Search of Elisha Kent Kane

April 22 @ 2:00 pm

Members only lecture –  Arctic Explorations: In Search of Elisha Kent Kane – Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Arctic explorer Elisha Kent Kane has a moon crater and a US Navy Destroyer named for him. He was one of the most famous Philadelphians of his time. Kane’s own accounts of voyages to the polar region sold tens of thousands of copies when published. His personal life was no less fascinating – in particular his love affair with the spirit…

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