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March 2017
$30

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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May 2017
$35

Anne of Green Gables as adapted and directed by Josh Hitchens

May 5 @ 7:00 pm

Anne of Green Gables as adapted and directed by Josh Hitchens – Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Continuing to showcase the voices of Victorian women, the Mansion presents Anne of Green Gables in May 2017. The novel, written in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is the story of an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to a middle-aged brother and sister who wanted to adopt a…

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Anne of Green Gables as adapted and directed by Josh Hitchens

May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Anne of Green Gables as adapted and directed by Josh Hitchens – Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Continuing to showcase the voices of Victorian women, the Mansion presents Anne of Green Gables in May 2017. The novel, written in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is the story of an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to a middle-aged brother and sister who wanted to adopt a…

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Anne of Green Gables as adapted and directed by Josh Hitchens

May 7 @ 2:00 pm

Anne of Green Gables as adapted and directed by Josh Hitchens – Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Continuing to showcase the voices of Victorian women, the Mansion presents Anne of Green Gables in May 2017. The novel, written in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is the story of an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to a middle-aged brother and sister who wanted to adopt a…

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Anne of Green Gables as adapted and directed by Josh Hitchens

May 7 @ 6:30 pm

Anne of Green Gables as adapted and directed by Josh Hitchens – Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Continuing to showcase the voices of Victorian women, the Mansion presents Anne of Green Gables in May 2017. The novel, written in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is the story of an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to a middle-aged brother and sister who wanted to adopt a…

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June 2017

Old Fashioned Picnic

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Old Fashioned Picnic – Saturday, June 10, 2017, Noon to 3:00 pm.  Visit the Mansion on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for our twelfth annual Old Fashioned Picnic. Enjoy nineteenth century activities all around the grounds. Dress in Victorian clothes and have your photo taken. You will go home with a photo! Enjoy a game of croquet, participate in the scavenger hunt, and play ring toss. Mt. Airy resident, Jay Efran, will entertain you with a magic show. Relish hot dogs,…

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$25

Lecture: Lilli DeJong with author Janet Benton

June 25 @ 2:00 pm

Lecture: Lilli DeJong with author Janet Benton – Sunday, June 25. 2017, 2:00 p.m. It’s not every day that a major publisher puts out a novel set largely in Germantown. Janet Benton’s Lilli de Jong (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) is the diary of a young Quaker in 1883 Philadelphia who gives birth at a charity for unwed mothers. The fictional Lilli comes from an old Germantown family and was a new teacher at a Friends’ school and a lifelong member of a…

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