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August 2022

Brandied Peaches and Ice Cream

August 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Join food historian Becky Diamond via ZOOM on Sunday, August 28, at 1:30 pm for “Brandied Peaches and Ice Cream.” Brandied peaches are one of the many fruit preserve recipes featured in Abby Fisher’s What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking, the oldest known American cookbook written by a formerly enslaved person. John Trower was one of Philadelphia’s most successful 19th-century caterers, with ice cream businesses in both Germantown and Ocean City, NJ. Learn more about both culinary experts and their significance…

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September 2022

Deep Rivers Art Opening Reception

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$20

Join us to celebrate the lives of 19th-century African American heroes through an art installation by Linda Sanders. Her art honors the achievements of historical figures highlighted in the Deep Rivers tour, including Francis Johnson (musician and composer), John S. Trower (caterer and entrepreneur), Henry Ossawa Tanner (artist), and Eliza Greer (physician). Sanders will bring their stories to life through a mural installation that she will paint onsite at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion as an artist-in-residence. The installation will be…

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Nature Journaling Class

September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

Record nature while having fun! Connecting more closely with nature calms your mind while increasing your attention to detail and appreciation of beauty. Watercolor paper, colored pencils, watercolors, and brushes will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to purchase an unlined journal with heavy paper to bring to class. In addition, you may also wish to bring your own pencils and watercolors. For inspiration, we will take a short tour of the Mansion’s gardens at the beginning of the workshop if…

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October 2022

Literary Parlor – Tolstoy Selections

October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Join bibliophile, Kate Howe, for a lively discussion about several works by Leo Tolstoy. Firstly, a short story entitled “How Much Land Does a Man Need”  is an 1886 short story by Leo Tolstoy about a man who, in his lust for land, forfeits everything. Secondly, the group will discuss The Kreutzer Sonata, a novella named after Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata published in 1889 and promptly censored by Russian authorities. The work is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous…

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Haunted History of Philadelphia

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

As one of the most historic cities in the nation, the City of Brotherly Love is a haven for unexplained phenomena. The specter of an innocent waiter murdered in 1781 is sometimes seen smashing dishes and breaking glasses at the City Tavern, once a meeting place for George Washington, Paul Revere, and other patriots. Anguished screams and haunting footsteps are still heard among the cellblocks of Eastern State Penitentiary. Among the picturesque streets of Chestnut Hill sits Baleroy Mansion, whose…

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Spooky Literary Parlor

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Halloween 2022 – Mansion favorite, Josh Hitchens, stars in a one-man performance of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Lewis Stevenson, first published in 1886. It is about a London legal practitioner named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jeckyl, and the evil Edward Hyde. The novella’s impact is such that it has become a part of…

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Halloween 2022 – Mansion favorite, Josh Hitchens, stars in a one-man performance of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Lewis Stevenson, first published in 1886. It is about a London legal practitioner named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jeckyl, and the evil Edward Hyde. The novella’s impact is such that it has become a part of…

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Halloween 2022 – Mansion favorite, Josh Hitchens, stars in a one-man performance of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Lewis Stevenson, first published in 1886. It is about a London legal practitioner named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jeckyl, and the evil Edward Hyde. The novella’s impact is such that it has become a part of…

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November 2022

Literary Parlor – Jane Eyre

November 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece tells the story of Jane, orphaned as a child, who feels an outcast her entire life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where the brooding, proud Edward Rochester has hired her to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be…

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