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May 2020

Virtual Tour of Mansion’s Interior

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$6

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is open for virtual tours via ZOOM. Live docents will lead you through the 1860s downstairs of the Mansion. 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 8:00 pm the evening before the selected tour. If you have questions or would like to schedule a private ZOOM tour for your group, email Ebenezer…

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Virtual Tour of Mansion’s Interior

May 27 @ 2:00 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 open for virtual tours via ZOOM. Live docents will lead you through the 1860s downstairs of the Mansion. 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 8:00 pm the evening before the selected tour. If you have questions or would like to schedule a private ZOOM tour for your group, email The…

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Virtual Tour of Mansion’s Interior

May 28 @ 2:00 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 open for virtual tours via ZOOM. Live docents will lead you through the 1860s downstairs of the Mansion. 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 8:00 pm the evening before the selected tour. If you have questions or would like to schedule a private ZOOM tour for your group, email Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

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Virtual Tour of Mansion’s Interior

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$6

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is open for virtual tours via ZOOM. Live docents will lead you through the 1860s downstairs of the Mansion. 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 8:00 pm the evening before the selected tour. If you have questions or would like to schedule a private ZOOM tour for your group, email Ebenezer…

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June 2020

Literary Parlor – North and South

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$6

Virtual Literary Parlor via ZOOM – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell Published in 1854, North and South is a social novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell. The novel is set in the fictional industrial town of Milton in the north of England. Margaret Hale and her family move from the tranquil rural south to Milton where she witnesses the brutal world wrought by the Industrial Revolution, seeing employers and workers clashing during the first strikes. Join bibliophile Kate Howe for a lively virtual discussion via…

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July 2020

Literary Parlor – Pudd’nhead Wilson

July 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Literary Parlor Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain via ZOOM Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894) is a novel by American writer Mark Twain. The story revolves around two boys – one born into slavery, with 1/32 black ancestry; the other, white, born to the master of the house. The two boys, who look similar, are switched at infancy. Each grows into the other’s social role. Join bibliophile Kate Howe for a lively discussion via ZOOM.

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Pickle Making – An Interactive Demo via ZOOM

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Watch an informative illustrated talk and demo by Becky Diamond via ZOOM Join Philadelphia’s 19th-century food expert Becky Diamond as she demos an easy recipe for homemade pickles. Learn about Abby Fisher, a former slave, famous for her award-winning pickles. Though Fisher could not read or write, she wrote and published a cookbook in 1881. Attendees will receive a recipe card with Abby Fisher’s pickle recipe and the modern version. Once you register for the demo via Zoom, Ebenezer Maxwell…

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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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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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