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October 2019

Murder Mystery 2019: Who Killed William Shakespeare?

October 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Visit the Mansion to unravel this mystery similar to the game of “Clue.” This year’s interactive play Who Killed William Shakespeare? is written and directed by Josh Hitchens with special effects by Jay Efran. William Shakespeare is dead. A character from one of his plays committed this dastardly deed. Help us solve the mystery! Upon entering the Mansion, you receive a clipboard with a list of suspects. As you move from room to room inside the Mansion, you will be greeted in…

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Murder Mystery 2019: Who Killed William Shakespeare?

October 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Visit the Mansion to unravel this mystery similar to the game of “Clue.” This year’s interactive play Who Killed William Shakespeare? is written and directed by Josh Hitchens with special effects by Jay Efran. William Shakespeare is dead. A character from one of his plays committed this dastardly deed. Help us solve the mystery! Upon entering the Mansion, you receive a clipboard with a list of suspects. As you move from room to room inside the Mansion, you will be greeted in…

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November 2019

Literary Parlor – “Olive” by Dinah Mulock Craik

November 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

First published in 1850, Olive is the story of a crippled child whose parents are disgusted by her physical ‘imperfection,’ curvature of the spine. Olive struggles to take her place in the world as an artist and woman. Join 19th-century bibliophile, Kate Howe, for an interesting afternoon.

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Pysanky Christmas Ornament Workshop

November 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

Opening Reception for Deep Rivers

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$10

OPENING RECEPTION for Deep Rivers features an actress portraying 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.  Food and beverage selections from an 1890 Trower Catering menu are served to reception guests.  James Lyons, great-grandson of John Trower, will answer questions about his famous great grandfather. This reception is open to the public. Discounted admission is offered to neighbors living…

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Coffee for Neighbors

March 14 @ 9:30 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 1860s section of our museum and chat with your neighbors. A trained docent will be on hand to answer your questions!

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