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August 2021

Deep Rivers

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers, is now live and in person at the Mansion. Our docents take you through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. Sample a ginger cookie made from a recipe from  Fisher’s cookbook. Highlighted 19th-century heroes include Francis Johnson, John Trower, Eliza Grier, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Julian Abele, Octavius Catto, Elizabeth Keckley, and more. Tickets are…

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September 2021

Magnificent Maxwell Affair 2021

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$85

Join us on Saturday, September 11, 2021, in our beautifully restored Victorian gardens for lovely hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and desserts. Scott Traveline, Horticulturalist, and Claire Casstevens, Garden Ambassador, are here to guide you through the gardens and answer your questions about landscape design and best gardening practices. Various ticketing and sponsorship levels are available.

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Emilie Davis’s Civil War

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$6

Join Civil War scholar and author Judith Giesberg, ph.D. for an illustrated talk via ZOOM about the diaries of Emilie Davis. Emilie Davis was 22 years old in 1861 when the Civil War began.  Two years later she penned the words with which we were introduced to her, ‘Today has been a memorable day,’ opening up a small window into a black community in war.  In three slim pocket-sized diaries, Emilie wrote daily entries, recounting events big and small.  A…

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October 2021

Spooky Literary Parlor

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

Spooky Literary Parlor – Join us for a spine-chilling evening of Victorian ghost stories. Volunteers select a favorite 19th-century scary tale to read aloud to the group. Select a story that can be read aloud in less than 10 minutes. If you want to be a reader, email diane@ebenezermaxwellmansion.org with your selection.  Reservations are required. Time allows for only eight individual story readers so submit your selection early.

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Architectural Walking Tour

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$20

Join Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s Board of Trustee members, DuRay Montague and Concetta Martone Dragoni, Ph.D., for a walking tour of the Tulpehocken Station Historic District. The tour focuses on the Resilience of Germantown. The tour begins at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, moving west on Tulpehocken Street; south of Wayne; east on Walnut Lane; north on McCallum; east on Tulpehocken Street. The tour ends at the Mansion for apple cider and ginger snaps. The Tulpehocken Station Historic District was Philadelphia’s first, and…

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November 2021

Miss Marjoribanks

November 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

Lucilla Marjoribanks is determined to look after her widowed father and become ‘the sunshine of his life whether he likes it or not. Once installed back at home and presiding over her father’s drawing-room, she launches herself into Carlingford society, aiming to raise the tone with her select evening parties. Lucilla is optimistic, resourceful, and completely without self-doubt, but will her indomitable nature diminish her marriage prospects? Miss Marjoribanks (1866) is a wonderfully comic depiction of the conventions and proprieties…

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January 2022

Literary Parlor – Domestic Manners in America

January 16, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

Domestic Manners of the Americans is a 2-volume 1832 travel book by Frances Trollope, which follows her travels through America. The book created a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic, as Frances Trollope had a caustic view of Americans and found America strongly lacking in manners and learning.  She was appalled by America’s egalitarian middle-class and by the influence of evangelism that was emerging during the Second Great Awakening. Trollope was also harshly critical of slavery of African Americans…

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Morris & Company: A Victorian Life Style Brand

January 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

With Dr. Concetta Martone on ZOOM One of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century, William Morris, was a poet, a designer, and an activist for social reform. His ideas about art and production stimulated a new way of thinking about the design and making of household objects. Morris established a successful commercial enterprise in the 1860s. His involvement in business bridged the gap between art and skilled manual work when industrial production was becoming the norm and stimulated…

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