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November 2020

Tea with Frederick Douglass

November 15, 2020
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$5

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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December 2020

Conversations with Santa

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$8

Schedule an appointment to meet with Santa on ZOOM!  The first appointment is at 10:00 am. Appointments scheduled every 15 minutes.  Because of the coronavirus, Santa must stay at the North Pole until Christmas but you can meet with him virtually via ZOOM. Bring your wish list! Cost: $8 Cost for families in 19144 zip code: $2

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Holidays with John Trower

December 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion invites you to join Becky Diamond via ZOOM as she prepares sponge cake and chicken croquettes - both often seen on Trower catering menus. Learn about Philadelphia's most successful 19th-century caterer and philanthropist. Watch Becky's chicken croquette demo and join her while she makes sponge cake. Attendees will receive the recipes through the mail. Cost: $6 Mansion members FREE

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Literary Parlor – Christmas Bells

December 13, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Join bibliophile Kate Howe to learn the history of the classic poem “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Mansion’s Literary Parlor is reading a modern book written by author Jennifer Chiaverini. Christmas Bells celebrates Christmas, past, and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I heard the bells on Christmas Day/ Their old familiar carols play/ And wild and sweet/ The words repeat/Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Ring…

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January 2021

Aesthetic Movement

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$6

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to present Dr. Concetta Dragani for a ZOOM illustrated talk about the Aesthetic Movement in Europe and then America. The upstairs of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is decorated to represent Post-Centennial Philadelphia in the 1880s with many Aesthetic Movement characteristics. The Aesthetic Movement maintained that art should not be confined to painting, sculpture, and architecture, but should be a part of everyday life. Join us for what certainly will be an engaging January afternoon. Dr.Concetta Dragani…

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Literary Parlor – The Semi-Attached Couple & The Semi-Detached House

January 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Literary Parlor – The Semi-Attached Couple and The Semi-Detached House – two novels by Emily Eden – via ZOOM If you’re a Jane Austen fan, you’ll enjoy Emily Eden’s comic novels of manners, The Semi-Detached House (1859), and The Semi-Attached Couple (1860). At the opening of The Semi-Detached House, the beautiful (but rather petulant) Lady Blanche Chester, newly married and pregnant, is being installed in a suburban house while her husband is away. Her encounters with her neighbors, and the intrigues of the neighborhood, soon come to absorb…

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Deep Rivers

January 31 @ 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 now live via ZOOM. 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. Tickets are available until 10:00 am on the day of the tour. Cost: $5 The Zoom link will be sent at 10:00…

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February 2021

Institute for Colored Youth with Dr. Judith Giesberg

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is thrilled to host Dr. Judith Giesberg with an illustrated talk via ZOOM about The Institute for Colored Youth. Opened in 1852, the Institute offered educational opportunities for African American children in Philadelphia. Many graduates and teachers of the Institute became important 19th-century civil rights activists and leaders. Graduates include Octavius Catto, Dr. Rebecca Cole, and Caroline LeCount. Want to learn more? Join us on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 1:30 pm for a truly informative and interesting…

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Virtual Tour of the Mansion’s Interior

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
$5

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is open for virtual tours via ZOOM. Live docents will lead you through the Mansion's magnificent interior spaces. . Beautiful images of the interior rooms and close-up photos of many interesting collection items will inform your experience. Experienced Mansion docents will answer your questions. Tickets for the ZOOM tours are available until 5:00 pm the evening before the selected tour. If you have questions or would like to schedule a private ZOOM tour for your group, email…

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Literary Parlor – The Scarlet Letter and Adam Bede

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Hawthorne’s compelling work The Scarlet Letter published in 1850 shows the ripple effect that two characters’ actions have on their insular New England Colony. Elliot’s novel, Adam Bede was published in 1859. It is a response to The Scarlet Letter and what she observed as the double standards for the behavior of men versus women. Join us from the comfort of your own home via ZOOM for a lively discussion led by 19th-century bibliophile, Kate Howe.

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