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November 2019

Pysanky Christmas Ornament Workshop

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$40

Embellish your Christmas tree with your own beautifully decorated Pysanky egg. Learning this ancient technique for decorating eggs is actually easy. Using a stylus called a kistka, we will write with melted beeswax onto the shell of an 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 – it’s a lot of fun and…

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December 2019

Magnificent Maxwell Affair

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Turnbull Residence

The Board of Trustees of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion requests your presence as we celebrate the Mansion and get a rare peek into the home of Mark and Jeanette Turnbull. Join us for splendid hors d’ oeuvres, champagne, great conversation, and holiday piano music by Phil and Carrie Warner. Honoring Tulpehocken Station District preservationists, Luke and Marjorie Russell, Linda Corsover and Jeff Smith.

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Coffee for Neighbors with Santa Claus

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion welcomes our neighbors for complimentary Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee. Learn about the 1860s section of our museum. BONUS: Santa Claus is at the Mansion to hear your Christmas requests. Have a photo taken with Santa as a holiday keepsake.

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January 2020

Movie at the Mansion

January 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$1

Spend a cozy January afternoon in the Mansion’s parlor watching the movie version of Wilke Collins’ compelling tale, The Moonstone. A young English woman inherits a large Indian diamond for her eighteenth birthday. The story revolves around the theft of the diamond; the complex plot traces the subsequent efforts to explain the theft, identify the thief, trace the stone and recover it. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies at the intermission.

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February 2020

Literary Parlor – Behind the Scenes or Thirty Years a Slave and Four in the White House

February 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Behind the Scenes or Thirty Years a Slave and Four in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley Join 19th-century bibliophile, Kate Howe, to discuss Elizabeth Keckley’s autobiography of her years as a dress designer and seamstress for Mary Todd Lincoln and other prominent Washington, D.C. women. After the publication of Behind the Scenes, Mary Todd Lincoln turned against Keckley, causing her to lose her prestigious clients. She died in poverty in 1907.

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March 2020

Deep Rivers – Opening Reception

March 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$25

OPENING RECEPTION for Deep Rivers features actors portraying John Trower, the most prominent caterer in 19th-century Philadelphia and Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who became the dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln.  Pianist, Stephen Page, performs music by Francis Johnson, the first African American composer to publish his compositions. Champagne and food selections from an 1890 Trower Catering menu are served to reception guests. This reception is open to the public. Cost: $25; Cost for neighbors living in 19144 zip code:…

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Tea with Frederick Douglass

March 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

In 1844, at the age of 26, Frederick Douglass was invited by abolitionists to speak on the lawn of Independence Hall. Douglass had a natural connection with Philadelphia as this was the first Northern city he came to upon his escape. It is a testament to Douglass’ courage that he came to Philadelphia, so close to his old master’s state of Maryland, to give this speech. In March 2020 Douglass will return to Philadelphia in a one-man show based on…

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Tea with Frederick Douglass

March 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

In 1844, at the age of 26, Frederick Douglass was invited by abolitionists to speak on the lawn of Independence Hall. Douglass had a natural connection with Philadelphia as this was the first Northern city he came to upon his escape. It is a testament to Douglass’ courage that he came to Philadelphia, so close to his old master’s state of Maryland, to give this speech. In March 2020 Douglass will return to Philadelphia in a one-man show based on…

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Tea with Frederick Douglass

March 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

In 1844, at the age of 26, Frederick Douglass was invited by abolitionists to speak on the lawn of Independence Hall. Douglass had a natural connection with Philadelphia as this was the first Northern city he came to upon his escape. It is a testament to Douglass’ courage that he came to Philadelphia, so close to his old master’s state of Maryland, to give this speech. In March 2020 Douglass will return to Philadelphia in a one-man show based on…

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Tea with Frederick Douglass

March 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

In 1844, at the age of 26, Frederick Douglass was invited by abolitionists to speak on the lawn of Independence Hall. Douglass had a natural connection with Philadelphia as this was the first Northern city he came to upon his escape. It is a testament to Douglass’ courage that he came to Philadelphia, so close to his old master’s state of Maryland, to give this speech. In March 2020 Douglass will return to Philadelphia in a one-man show based on…

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