Pickle Making - An Interactive Demo via ZOOM

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 Mansion will email you the login information for ZOOM.

Cost: $6

Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 1:00 pm – Call 215-438-1861 or  MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE

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 is bought by the US Ambassador to Nicaragua. En route with her new owner to New York City, for their voyage to South America, she escapes via the Underground Railroad and works to build a new life in Philadelphia. Fernanda Eberstadt, reviewing the novel in The New York Times, commented that Cary “is a powerful storyteller, frankly sensual, mortally funny, gifted with an ear for the pounce and ragged inconsequentiality of real speech and an eye for the shifts and subterfuges by which ordinary people get by”

Join us for an exciting Q & A and discussion with Lorene Cary on August 29, 2020, at 1:00 pm via ZOOM. Attendees will receive the ZOOM sign-in information on Friday, August 28.  Cost: $6


Learn about Caroline Le Count, 19th-century Civil Rights Activist

Live Q & A with Lori Aument, Creator of Found in Philadelphia Podcast

Learn more about the ongoing Civil Rights movement in America, and the role Philadelphia has played. Join us for a live ZOOM Q & A with Lori Aument about 19th-century Civil Rights activist, Caroline Le Count. Listen to the two Found in Philadelphia podcast episodes delineating Le Count’s run-in with discrimination on Philadelphia’s trolley cars in the 1860s. LISTEN HERE

Join us at cocktail hour on Thursday, June 25 at 5:00 pm for our live ZOOM Q & A with Aument. Advance reservations are required. Cost: $5 MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE