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June 2020

Literary Parlor – North and South

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$6

Virtual Literary Parlor via ZOOM – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell Published in 1854, North and South is a social novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell. The novel is set in the fictional industrial town of Milton in the north of England. Margaret Hale and her family move from the tranquil rural south to Milton where she witnesses the brutal world wrought by the Industrial Revolution, seeing employers and workers clashing during the first strikes. Join bibliophile Kate Howe for a lively virtual discussion via…

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July 2020

Literary Parlor – Pudd’nhead Wilson

July 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Literary Parlor Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain via ZOOM Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894) is a novel by American writer Mark Twain. The story revolves around two boys – one born into slavery, with 1/32 black ancestry; the other, white, born to the master of the house. The two boys, who look similar, are switched at infancy. Each grows into the other’s social role. Join bibliophile Kate Howe for a lively discussion via ZOOM.

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Pickle Making – An Interactive Demo via ZOOM

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Watch an informative illustrated talk and demo by Becky Diamond via ZOOM Join Philadelphia’s 19th-century food expert Becky Diamond as she demos an easy recipe for homemade pickles. Learn about Abby Fisher, a former slave, famous for her award-winning pickles. Though Fisher could not read or write, she wrote and published a cookbook in 1881. Attendees will receive a recipe card with Abby Fisher’s pickle recipe and the modern version. Once you register for the demo via Zoom, Ebenezer Maxwell…

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