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September 2018

Poetry and the 19th Century Romantics – A Writing Workshop with Cordelia Frances Biddle

September 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

During the 19th century, poets were widely read and treated as celebrities. Writing about love, death, sexual longing, despair, and historical figures, they enabled a Victorian audience to make sense of complex and sometimes forbidden emotions. Channel your inner Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Keats, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Samuel Coleridge, and Emily Dickinson as we interpret our contemporary world through the language of poetry. Reservations are required. Click here for reservations.

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October 2018

Spooky Literary Parlor

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Join us for a spine chilling afternoon of Victorian ghost stories. Volunteers select a favorite 19th century scary tale to read aloud to the group. If you want to be a reader, call Diane at 215-438-1861. Advance reservations are required.

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Murder Mystery 2018: A Seance to Remember

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2018 Murder Mystery is entitled A Seance to Remember. Join us the last two weekends in October 2018 for a live theatre walking tour. The Murder Mystery is similar to the game of “Clue,” however, instead of your game token moving on a board, you move from room-to-room in the museum where you are greeted in each room by an actor portraying a suspect. At the end of the tour, enjoy apple cider and ginger snaps while solving the…

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Murder Mystery 2018: A Seance to Remember

October 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2018 Murder Mystery is entitled A Seance to Remember. Join us the last two weekends in October 2018 for a live theatre walking tour. The Murder Mystery is similar to the game of “Clue,” however, instead of your game token moving on a board, you move from room-to-room in the museum where you are greeted in each room by an actor portraying a suspect. At the end of the tour, enjoy apple cider and ginger snaps while solving the…

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Murder Mystery 2018: A Seance to Remember

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2018 Murder Mystery is entitled A Seance to Remember. Join us the last two weekends in October 2018 for a live theatre walking tour. The Murder Mystery is similar to the game of “Clue,” however, instead of your game token moving on a board, you move from room-to-room in the museum where you are greeted in each room by an actor portraying a suspect. At the end of the tour, enjoy apple cider and ginger snaps while solving the…

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Murder Mystery 2018: A Seance to Remember

October 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2018 Murder Mystery is entitled A Seance to Remember. Join us the last two weekends in October 2018 for a live theatre walking tour. The Murder Mystery is similar to the game of “Clue,” however, instead of your game token moving on a board, you move from room-to-room in the museum where you are greeted in each room by an actor portraying a suspect. At the end of the tour, enjoy apple cider and ginger snaps while solving the…

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November 2018

November Literary Parlor

November 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Join 19th century bibliophile, Kate Howe, at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion for cookies and conversation about Victorian novels. November's book selection is Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau. Advance reservations are required.

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Christmas Cards

November 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the United Kingdom in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a senior civil servant (Government worker) who had helped set-up the new ‘Public Record Office’ (now called the Post Office), where he was an Assistant Keeper, and wondered how it could be used more by ordinary people. Sir Henry had the idea of Christmas Cards with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist. They designed the first card and…

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December 2018

Children’s Christmas Party

December 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$18

Santa Claus will be here! Take home a photo of your child with Santa. Pastry chef and owner of Frosted Fox Cake Shop in Mt. Airy, Jennifer Lowe, is on hand to help children decorate a special Christmas cookie to take home. Traditional Christmas stories for children read in the parlor. Josh Hitchens gives a  very special performance of Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $18, Member & neighbors cost: $12, Children 12 & under: $8…

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February 2019

Crazy Quilting

February 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Creating crazy quilts was a popular pastime during the Victorian era. Join instructor Ivonne Fitzsimmons to learn embroidery and beading techniques—hallmarks of crazy quilting. Kit included. Please bring sewing scissors. Reservations are required. Click here to make reservations online.

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