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August 2020

Literary Parlor – The Heroic Slave

August 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$6

Literary Parlor – The Heroic Slave by Frederick Douglass – via ZOOM Published in 1852, The Heroic Slave is a short piece of fiction written by Frederick Douglass who at the time was a fugitive slave living in Boston. This is the first piece of fiction written by Douglass. The Heroic Slave is a fictional work inspired by Madison Washington, an enslaved cook on the brig Creole, who led a rebellion on the ship by 19 slaves in November 1841. They succeeded in taking control of…

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The Price of a Child with Lorene Cary ZOOM Q & A

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to host Lorene Cary, author of The Price of a Child, for a Q & A about her ground-breaking novel set in 1855 Philadelphia.  The Price of a Child is based on the escape of Jane Johnson, a slave from North Carolina who escaped to freedom with her two sons while briefly in Philadelphia with her master and his family. Set in 1855, the novel tells the story of Ginnie Pryor, a slave from a Virginia plantation who…

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September 2020

Julian Abele – African American Architect

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Illustrated presentation followed by Live Q & A via ZOOM DuRay Montegue, lover of 19th-century architecture, a neighbor of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and Mansion board member, hosts a fascinating presentation about the life and work of Julian Francis Abele followed by a Q & A. Abele was one of the most notable alumni of the Institute for Colored Youth. Abele was a prominent African-American architect and chief designer in the offices of Horace Trumbauer. He contributed to the design of…

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Literary Palor – The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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First published in 1901, The Making of a Marchioness follows thirty-something Emily who lives alone, humbly and happily, in a tiny apartment and on a meager income. She is the one that everyone counts on but no one goes out of their way to accommodate. This Cinderella-like story remains a much-loved favorite among many. Join bibliophile Kate Howe for a lively discussion via Zoom.

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The Second Great Migration with Julie Rainbow

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Join social activist and artist, Julie Rainbow, for her talk about the Second Great Migration followed by a live Q & A via ZOOM. African Americans who arrived in Philadelphia from the South during the Second Great Migration (1940-1970) changed the fabric of the City of Brotherly Love. Many of those who braved the difficult journey found sanctuary in the city’s well-established faith communities and growing cultural life.

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Deep Rivers Virtual Tour

September 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers is going virtual. Our docents Tenea Wilborn and John Brown take you virtually through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. We will mail recipe cards and identity cards to participants on the virtual tour.

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October 2020

Deep Rivers Virtual Tour

October 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$5

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers is going virtual. Our docents Tenea Wilborn and John Brown take you virtually through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. We will mail recipe cards and identity cards to participants on the virtual tour.

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Spooky Literary Parlor

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Spooky Literary Parlor via ZOOM 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.  Advance reservations are required. Time allows for only eight individual story readers so submit your selection early.  

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November 2020

Deep Rivers Virtual Tour

November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$5

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers is going virtual. Our docents Tenea Wilborn and John Brown take you virtually through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. We will mail recipe cards and identity cards to participants on the virtual tour.

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Tea with Frederick Douglass

November 15
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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World Premiere – Tea with Frederick Douglass goes viral. Watch this preview of Maurice Tucker’s compelling performance of Frederick Douglass in Shav’on Smith’s one-man play created especially for Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. Tea with Frederick Douglass premieres on Vimeo on November 15, 2020. 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…

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