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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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Lecture: Lilli DeJong with author Janet Benton

June 25 @ 2:00 pm
$25

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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September 2017

Magnificent Maxwell Affair

September 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Turnbull Residence + Google Map
$75

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion requests your presence at the Magnificent Maxwell Affair and get a rare peek inside the fabulous home of Mark and Jeanette Turnbull. Join us for splendid hors d' oeuvres, champagne, great conversation, and piano music performed by pianist and composer, John Silva.

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October 2017

Murder Mystery 2017: Death Takes a Curtain Call: Solve the mystery!

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

A traveling theatre troupe has come to the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion to perform the classic Victorian melodrama “Sweeney Todd.” As the show begins, the lights suddenly go out and the leading man is found murdered. But who killed him? And what weapon was used to commit the crime? Was it the jealous Leading Lady with the poisoned pie? Was it the creepy Understudy with the razor? Or the dastardly Director with the meat cleaver? It’s up to you to find…

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Murder Mystery 2017: Death Takes a Curtain Call

October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Murder Mystery: A traveling theatre troupe has come to the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion to perform the classic Victorian melodrama “Sweeney Todd.” As the show begins, the lights suddenly go out and the leading man is found murdered. But who killed him? And what weapon was used to commit the crime? Was it the jealous Leading Lady with the poisoned pie? Was it the creepy Understudy with the razor? Or the dastardly Director with the meat cleaver? It’s up to you…

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Murder Mystery 2017: Death Takes a Curtain Call

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Murder-Mystery: A traveling theatre troupe has come to the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion to perform the classic Victorian melodrama “Sweeney Todd.” As the show begins, the lights suddenly go out and the leading man is found murdered. But who killed him? And what weapon was used to commit the crime? Was it the jealous Leading Lady with the poisoned pie? Was it the creepy Understudy with the razor? Or the dastardly Director with the meat cleaver? It’s up to you to…

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Murder Mystery 2017: Death Takes a Curtain Call

October 29 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States + Google Map Murder Mystery: A traveling theatre troupe has come to the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion to perform the classic Victorian melodrama “Sweeney Todd.” As the show begins, the lights suddenly go out and the leading man is found murdered. But who killed him? And what weapon was used to commit the crime? Was it the jealous Leading Lady with the poisoned pie? Was it the creepy Understudy with the razor? Or the dastardly Director…

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November 2017

19th Century Food Tasting and Demo with Becky Diamond

November 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$30

Join Philadelphia's Victorian food expert, Becky Diamond, for a 19th century food tasting. Enjoy a scintillating afternoon exploring 19th century food customs and recipes. Participants sample an assortment of foods distinctive to the Victorian era.

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December 2017

Dickens Christmas Party

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20

Celebrate this holiday season by attending the Mansion's Dickens Christmas Party. Santa Claus is on hand from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to hear wish lists from children. Throughout the afternoon, Touch of Classics Carolers will perform holiday favorites such as "Sleigh Ride," "Jingle Bells," and "Winter Wonderland." Musical interludes are interspersed with Victorian Theatre presentations. At 3:15 pm, Josh Hitchens performs his compelling one-man show of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Luscious Christmas cookies and punch are served.

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Victorian Musicale

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to present a very special Victorian-Musical with operatic soprano, Rebecca Broberg, and accomplished pianist, Marvin Keenze, for an exceptional performance of "Song of the Wrens" by Arthur Sullivan with words by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The songs, published in early 1871, included twelve poems written by Tennyson, eleven of which Sullivan set to music. Songs in the cycle: On the Hill, At the Window, Gone!, Winter, Spring, The Letter, No Answer, The Answer, and Marriage Morning.…

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