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October 2018

Murder Mystery 2018: A Seance to Remember

October 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2018 Murder Mystery is entitled A Seance to Remember. Join us the last two weekends in October 2018 for a live theatre walking tour. The Murder Mystery is similar to the game of “Clue,” however, instead of your game token moving on a board, you move from room-to-room in the museum where you are greeted in each room by an actor portraying a suspect. At the end of the tour, enjoy apple cider and ginger snaps while solving the…

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Murder Mystery 2018: A Seance to Remember

October 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2018 Murder Mystery is entitled A Seance to Remember. Join us the last two weekends in October 2018 for a live theatre walking tour. The Murder Mystery is similar to the game of “Clue,” however, instead of your game token moving on a board, you move from room-to-room in the museum where you are greeted in each room by an actor portraying a suspect. At the end of the tour, enjoy apple cider and ginger snaps while solving the…

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Murder Mystery 2018: A Seance to Remember

October 28, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$16

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2018 Murder Mystery is entitled A Seance to Remember. Join us the last two weekends in October 2018 for a live theatre walking tour. The Murder Mystery is similar to the game of “Clue,” however, instead of your game token moving on a board, you move from room-to-room in the museum where you are greeted in each room by an actor portraying a suspect. At the end of the tour, enjoy apple cider and ginger snaps while solving the…

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November 2018

November Literary Parlor

November 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Join 19th century bibliophile, Kate Howe, at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion for cookies and conversation about Victorian novels. November's book selection is Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau. Advance reservations are required.

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Christmas Cards

November 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the United Kingdom in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a senior civil servant (Government worker) who had helped set-up the new ‘Public Record Office’ (now called the Post Office), where he was an Assistant Keeper, and wondered how it could be used more by ordinary people. Sir Henry had the idea of Christmas Cards with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist. They designed the first card and…

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December 2018

Children’s Christmas Party

December 2, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$18

Santa Claus will be here! Take home a photo of your child with Santa. Pastry chef and owner of Frosted Fox Cake Shop in Mt. Airy, Jennifer Lowe, is on hand to help children decorate a special Christmas cookie to take home. Traditional Christmas stories for children read in the parlor. Josh Hitchens gives a  very special performance of Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $18, Member & neighbors cost: $12, Children 12 & under: $8…

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Literary Parlor Christmas Party

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Literary Parlor Christmas Party If you attended the Mansion’s Literary Parlor in 2018 or if you think you might wish to join us as we explore 19th century literature, we invite you to attend our Christmas Party on Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 pm to sing Christmas carols. 19 century bibliophile Kate Howe reads Elizabeth Gaskell’s holiday story “Storms and Sunshine.” Each guest receives a party favor to take home. Enjoy hot wassail, a piece of Twelfth Night cake and…

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January 2019

Literary Parlor – The Big Bow Mystery

January 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Join our Literary Parlor for a really great Victorian mystery, The Big Bow Mystery, by Israel Zangwill is one of the first closed door mysteries published. On a chilly December morning in Bow, a working-class area in London's East End, a landlady unsuccessfully attempts to rouse a tenant whose door is locked and bolted from the inside. The alarmed landlady calls upon her neighbor, a retired Scotland Yard detective, who breaks down the door to reveal the tenant with his throat…

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February 2019

Lovelorn Literary Parlor

February 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

For the Lovelorn! Join bibliophile Kate Howe on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm for a very special Valentine Literary Parlor. Volunteers select an excerpt from their favorite 19th century novel or short story – the topic “love” or “unrequited love.” Come with your sweetheart or come alone. Select a story or excerpt that can be read in less than 10 minutes. Time allows for only 8 readers so submit your selection early. For consideration as a reader, send…

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Crazy Quilting

February 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$30

Creating crazy quilts was a popular pastime during the Victorian era. Join instructor Ivonne Fitzsimmons to learn embroidery and beading techniques—hallmarks of crazy quilting. Kit included. Please bring sewing scissors. Reservations are required. Click here to make reservations online.

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