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February 2022

Deep Rivers

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers, is now live and in person at the Mansion. Our docents take you through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. Sample a ginger cookie made from a recipe from  Fisher’s cookbook. Highlighted 19th-century heroes include Francis Johnson, John Trower, Eliza Grier, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Julian Abele, Octavius Catto, Elizabeth Keckley, and more. Masks and proof…

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March 2022

Popular Astronomy in 19th-century Philadelphia

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$25

"No Limit to Space" with Robert Hicks, Ph.D. Visitors to Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion might discover a curious object in the children’s room, a large 1871 cardboard planisphere that shows the stars, a rotating disk adjustable to the appearance of the night sky at any date or time. Designed for schools and the curious public, the planisphere speaks to the widespread interest in astronomy during the mid to late 1800s. This presentation surveys what discoveries were made in astronomy during the era…

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Deep Rivers

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

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers, is now live and in person at the Mansion. Our docents take you through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. Sample a ginger cookie made from a recipe from  Fisher’s cookbook. Highlighted 19th-century heroes include Francis Johnson, John Trower, Eliza Grier, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Julian Abele, Octavius Catto, Elizabeth Keckley, and more. Tickets are…

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Literary Parlor – A Country Doctor

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Sarah Orne Jewett’s story of a young medical woman remains an incisive rendering of the dilemmas of gender, society, and self. Nan Prince first becomes interested in medicine as a child, as the ward of the widowed physician Dr. Leslie. In time she becomes his protégée. But when she enters medical college, she realizes that she will have to choose between marriage and her career, between the demands of her society and her obligations to her true self.

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April 2022

Deep Rivers

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

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers, is now live and in person at the Mansion. Our docents take you through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. Sample a ginger cookie made from a recipe from  Fisher’s cookbook. Highlighted 19th-century heroes include Francis Johnson, John Trower, Eliza Grier, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Julian Abele, Octavius Catto, Elizabeth Keckley, and more. Tickets are…

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May 2022

Kentucky Derby Party

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$50

Mint juleps, horse racing, and fancy hats are coming to the gardens of the Mansion! Plans are underway for a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 7th from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The first Kentucky Derby was held in 1875 and was the brainchild of Merriweather Lewis Clark, the grandson of the famed William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The Mansion’s Kentucky Derby party will feature food, drink, entertainment, and—of course—the opportunity to watch the “most exciting two…

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Deep Rivers

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers, is now live and in person at the Mansion. Our docents take you through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. Sample a ginger cookie made from a recipe from  Fisher’s cookbook. Highlighted 19th-century heroes include Francis Johnson, John Trower, Eliza Grier, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Julian Abele, Octavius Catto, Elizabeth Keckley, and more. Tickets are…

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Literary Parlor – The Mill on the Floss

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

George Elliot's novel, The Mill on the Floss Spans a period of 10 to 15 years, the book details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings who grow up at Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss. The mill is situated at the junction of the River Floss and the more minor River Ripple, near the village of St Ogg’s in Lincolnshire, England. Both the river and the village are fictional. Join bibliophile Kate Howe for an interesting discussion.

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June 2022

Coffee for Neighbors

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Free

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion invites anyone living in the 19144 zip code to join us on select Saturday mornings for complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and pastries or cookies. Learn about the Andrew Jackson Downing and Frank Scott gardens from our Garden Curator, Scott Traveline, Horticulturalist. Get ideas and professional advice for your own gardens. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary tour of the downstairs of the Mansion. Free for anyone living in the 19144 zip code!

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July 2022

Literary Parlor – Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

July 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Written in 1857, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivaled Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War. Seacole traveled widely before arriving in London, where her offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war was met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, she set out independently to the Crimea, where she acted as doctor and “mother” to wounded soldiers while running her business, the “British Hotel.” Told with energy, warmth, and humor,…

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