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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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Literary Parlor Christmas Party

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Literary Parlor Christmas Party If you attended the Mansion’s Literary Parlor in 2018 or if you think you might wish to join us as we explore 19th century literature, we invite you to attend our Christmas Party on Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 pm to sing Christmas carols. 19 century bibliophile Kate Howe reads Elizabeth Gaskell’s holiday story “Storms and Sunshine.” Each guest receives a party favor to take home. Enjoy hot wassail, a piece of Twelfth Night cake and…

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January 2019

Literary Parlor – The Big Bow Mystery

January 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Join our Literary Parlor for a really great Victorian mystery, The Big Bow Mystery, by Israel Zangwill is one of the first closed door mysteries published. On a chilly December morning in Bow, a working-class area in London's East End, a landlady unsuccessfully attempts to rouse a tenant whose door is locked and bolted from the inside. The alarmed landlady calls upon her neighbor, a retired Scotland Yard detective, who breaks down the door to reveal the tenant with his throat…

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February 2019

Lovelorn Literary Parlor

February 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

For the Lovelorn! Join bibliophile Kate Howe on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm for a very special Valentine Literary Parlor. Volunteers select an excerpt from their favorite 19th century novel or short story – the topic “love” or “unrequited love.” Come with your sweetheart or come alone. Select a story or excerpt that can be read in less than 10 minutes. Time allows for only 8 readers so submit your selection early. For consideration as a reader, send…

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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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March 2019

Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

In March 2019 the Mansion presents an adaptation of Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Victorian Theatre's Creative Director, Josh Hitchens, interprets the novel into a one-man play especially for the Mansion. Hitchens’ depiction of The Picture of Dorian Gray promises to be quite compelling. BUY TICKETS ONLINE    

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Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

In March 2019 the Mansion presents an adaptation of Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Victorian Theatre's Creative Director, Josh Hitchens, interprets the novel into a one-man play especially for the Mansion. Hitchens’ depiction of The Picture of Dorian Gray promises to be quite compelling. BUY TICKETS ONLINE

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Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

In March 2019 the Mansion presents an adaptation of Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Victorian Theatre's Creative Director, Josh Hitchens, interprets the novel into a one-man play especially for the Mansion. Hitchens’ depiction of The Picture of Dorian Gray promises to be quite compelling. BUY TICKETS ONLINE

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April 2019

Pysanky Workshop – Ukrainian Easter Eggs

April 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$40

Pysanky are the beautiful, elaborate, Easter eggs found in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditions. Learning this ancient technique for decorating Easter eggs is actually easy. Using a stylus called a kistka, we will write with melted beeswax onto the shell of a raw egg, then dip it into vibrant dyes. We will complete two different eggs in the workshop, and you will keep your kistka and wax to use at home. Join us to make your own little heirloom -…

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Oscar Gone Wilde – a lecture by Dr. Margaret D. Stetz

April 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

There is no end to the global interest in Oscar Wilde’s life and writings. An explosion of biographies, critical studies, adaptations, exhibitions, operas, and films has continued to stoke that interest and to show us new facets of Wilde and his world. This lecture will present some of the highlights of recent works and raise the question, “Why Wilde–and why now?”

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