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July 2021

Deep Rivers

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

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. Tickets are available until 10:00 am on the day of the tour. Tours at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

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Literary Parlor – Clotel

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

Join us for a lively discussion led by 19th-century bibliophile, Kate Howe. Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an 1853 novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson. Brown, who escaped from slavery in 1834 at the age of 20, published the book in London. He was staying after a lecture tour to evade possible recapture due to the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act.…

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August 2021

Deep Rivers

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

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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September 2021

Magnificent Maxwell Affair 2021

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$85

Join us on Saturday, September 11, 2021, in our beautifully restored Victorian gardens for lovely hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and desserts. Scott Travaline, Horticulturalist, and Claire Casstevens, Garden Ambassador, are here to guide you through the gardens and answer your questions about landscape design and best gardening practices. Various ticketing and sponsorship levels are available.

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Emilie Davis’s Civil War

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$6

Join Civil War scholar and author Judith Giesberg, ph.D. for an illustrated talk via ZOOM about the diaries of Emilie Davis. Emilie Davis was 22 years old in 1861 when the Civil War began.  Two years later she penned the words with which we were introduced to her, ‘Today has been a memorable day,’ opening up a small window into a black community in war.  In three slim pocket-sized diaries, Emilie wrote daily entries, recounting events big and small.  A…

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Deep Rivers

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

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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October 2021

Spooky Literary Parlor

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

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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Architectural Walking Tour

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

Join Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s Board of Trustee members, DuRay Montague and Concetta Martone Dragoni, Ph.D., for a walking tour of the Tulpehocken Station Historic District. The tour focuses on the Resilience of Germantown. The tour begins at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, moving west on Tulpehocken Street; south of Wayne; east on Walnut Lane; north on McCallum; east on Tulpehocken Street. The Tulpehocken Station Historic District was Philadelphia’s first, and possibly the nation’s first, suburb.  Residential suburban development began as early as…

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Haunted History of Delaware

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

Join author and paranormal historian Josh Hitchens as he reads from his new book Haunted History of Delaware, focusing on First State ghost stories and legends from the Victorian era. Hear spine-tingling tales of Civil War phantoms at Fort Delaware, sinister spirits of the Rockwood Mansion, and the tragic legend of an enslaved Black man whose spectral music can still be heard echoing from Fiddler’s Bridge. A short Q&A will follow the reading, and copies of the book will be…

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Deep Rivers

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

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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