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June 2019

Lecture: Journey to Sanctuary – Second Great Migration

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Join us at the Mansion for a talk by Julie Rainbow. Philadelphia’s rich cultural history will be celebrated through the immersive, multifaceted storytelling experience of migration, stories that are relevant to generations of families that are old and new residents of the City. African Americans who arrived in Philadelphia from the South during the Second Great Migration (1940-1970) changed the fabric of the City of Brotherly Love. Many of those who braved the difficult journey found sanctuary in the city’s…

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July 2019

Lecture: Tacony

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Free

FOR MEMBERS ONLY – Tacony is a community carved out of the banks of the Delaware River in the lower northeast portion of the City of Philadelphia.  Originally settled by the Lenni Lenapes, the community evolved from a sleepy fishing and railroad village in the mid-nineteenth century to a planned community at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. Envisioning a community free of the urban ills that plagued his sprawling factory close to the center of town, Henry Disston purchased…

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Literary Parlor – The Widow Barnaby

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Written by Frances Milton Trollope (mother of Anthony Trollope) in 1839, The Widow Barnaby is a lighthearted Victorian romance. The novel opens with the death of Old Reverend Compton, which leads to a squabble over the inheritance by the relatives. The tale evolves with the vain, flirtatious and presumptuous husband hunting Mrs. Barnaby leading to awkward moments and ridiculous mistakes. Added to this are the loves and distresses of the Widow Barnaby’s lovely and demure niece Agnes. Join bibliophile Kate Howe in…

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August 2019

Coffee for Neighbors

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Free

Free Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion welcomes its fellow neighbors for complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies! Learn about the 1860s section of our museum and chat with your neighbors. A trained docent will be on hand to answer your questions!  Open to anyone who lives in the 19144 zip code.

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Literary Parlor-Penny Dreadful

August 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Penny dreadfuls were cheap popular serial literature produced during the nineteenth century in the United Kingdom. Issued weekly each episode was either eight (or occasionally 16 pages long) with black and white illustrations on the top of the first page. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we take turns reading chapters from a penny dreadful, Wagner the Werewolf by George W. M. Reynolds. Fernand Wagner’s deal with the devil buys wealth and youth―at the price of monthly transformations into a ravening beast.…

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September 2019

Literary Parlor-Love and Mr. Lewisham

September 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Love and Mr. Lewisham, set in 1880, is among H. G. Wells’ first fictional writings outside the science fiction genre. Plot: Mr. Lewisham is an 18-year-old teacher at a boys’ school in Sussex. He meets and falls in love with Ethel Henderson, who is paying a visit to relatives. His involvement with her costs him his position. He moves to London and cannot find Ethel. Over two years later, chance brings them together again at a seance led by her stepfather,…

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Salome

September 20 @ 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

Written in 1891 and initially banned by censors, Salome is Oscar Wilde’s only tragedy. Seldom produced even to this day, this powerful play is filled with beautifully poetic language and startling imagery. King Herod wants his stepdaughter Salome to dance for him, and in return will give her anything she wants. She wants the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. A performance scored entirely with live music, this will be an intensely exhilarating theatrical experience you will never forget.…

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Salome

September 21 @ 2:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

Written in 1891 and initially banned by censors, Salome is Oscar Wilde’s only tragedy. Seldom produced even to this day, this powerful play is filled with beautifully poetic language and startling imagery. King Herod wants his stepdaughter Salome to dance for him, and in return will give her anything she wants. She wants the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. A performance scored entirely with live music, this will be an intensely exhilarating theatrical experience you will never forget.…

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Salome

September 21 @ 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

Written in 1891 and initially banned by censors, Salome is Oscar Wilde’s only tragedy. Seldom produced even to this day, this powerful play is filled with beautifully poetic language and startling imagery. King Herod wants his stepdaughter Salome to dance for him, and in return will give her anything she wants. She wants the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. A performance scored entirely with live music, this will be an intensely exhilarating theatrical experience you will never forget.…

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Victorian-Inspired Jewelry Workshop

September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$45

Join us on Sunday, September 22 to design your own Victorian-inspired jewelry. Jewelry designer, Y’vonne Page-Magnus, guides you as you design your own 19th-century necklace and earrings. Cost of workshop includes a $15 materials fee.

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