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We’re kicking it French Empire style this Friday in the mansion’s Empire Bedroom! Wouldn’t you like to nap on that gorgeous daybed, c. 1810? Learn more about our historic furnishings: http://ow.ly/bZne30iPZSf
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Despite the bad weather, it was a great trip. These were my guys, the Alpha Squad.
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Gates at 7 a.m., race start at 8 a.m., March 31, Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., $42, phillyrabbitrun.comThis article has 6 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
12:30 to 2 p.m. April 1, Corner of South Street and Passyunk Avenue to Second Street between Lombard and South Streets, free, southstreet.com
8 to 11 a.m. March 31, Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., 215-922-2317, free, readingterminalmarket.org
1 to 3 p.m. March 31, 4601 N. 18th St., Stenton, free, 215-329-7312, stenton.org
1 p.m. March 24, Deep Creek Stone Pavilion, 2144 Snyder Rd., Green Lane, $5, 215-234-4528, montcopa.org
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31, Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd., free, 215-849-2855, awbury.org
2 to 5 p.m. March 25, American Swedish Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., free for members, $10 for nonmembers, 215-389-1776, americanswedish.org
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The Gillingham 18th Century Bedroom
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If you’re feeling lost between the end of the #FlowerShow and the start of spring, picture Historic Strawberry Mansion’s gardens in bloom. This year we won a blue ribbon in the PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gardening and Greening Contest “For motivating people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.”
Green looks good on the Strawberry Mansion grounds, doesn’t it? Happy #StPatricksDay!
No STEM tomorrow due to Parkside Association meeting, but belatedly enjoy our Pi Party on 3/22 at 6:30.
Reminder....Join us for our monthly meeting tonight at Strawberry Mansion High School Auditorium at 6pm. Bring a neighbor!
3400 W Girard Ave (34th St. and Girard Ave.)
3400 W Girard Ave (34th St. and Girard Ave.)
Louisa Knapp Curtis, the first editor of “Ladies’ Home Journal,” decorated Strawberry Mansion’s 19th century Reception Room. Her original furniture purchase in 1931 included two mirrors, a pair of side chairs, a marble top table, two small tables, two arm chairs, a sofa and a pair of urns for a grand total of $723! #WomensHistoryMonth
We are honored that the Letitia House rehabilitation has been selected to receive a 2018 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award from Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia!
Did you know Strawberry Mansion is the largest of the Park Charms: The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park? Stop by soon to admire its grand Greek Revival wings and fascinating collections of antiques and fine art. Plan your visit here: http://ow.ly/yg1e30iPTUi
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Stop by this Saturday’s free book reading of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box” to pay tribute to the countless incredible women who have paved the way to greater gender equality in U.S. politics, from the nation’s beginnings to now. http://ow.ly/DRB130iN7ix
#WCW to Abigail Adams, who told her husband, John Adams, to “remember the ladies” before meeting with fellow members of the Second Continental Congress to draft the Declaration of Independence. She’s just one of the amazing American women you’ll learn about at Saturday’s free book reading by Angela P. Dodson, author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box.” #WomensHistoryMonth http://ow.ly/Epb030iN4xM
For those braving the rain, we dissected owl pellets and learned about predators.
On this date in 1780: The Pennsylvania Assembly passed "An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery," written by Strawberry Mansion founder Judge William Lewis. Come see our exhibit "A Freedom to Go Forth." historicstrawberrymansion.org/aboutus/judge-william-lewis
Please watch this video about how the talented Veronica Underwood found her voice in the gardens at Historic Strawberry Mansion.
Cuts and Curls for the Homeless March 18th from 12 PM to 5 PM. Sponsored by ShopRite
Don't forget to come join us tomorrow!
Come join us and learn how to better prepare for severe weather!
Today is #NationalStrawberryDay! Do you know where the name Strawberry Mansion came from? Back between 1846 and 1867, the residents of Historic Strawberry Mansion (then known as Summerville) were farmers, who would often serve strawberries and cream to the public. They must have been delicious, because 150 years later, the neighborhood still carries the name!
Visit Historic Strawberry Mansion on March 10 from 1 to 3 pm to hear a free book reading of "Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought For Freedom at the Ballot Box" by author Angela P. Dodson. This timely book highlights women's impact on United States politics and government. It documents the fight for women’s right to vote, drawing on historic research, biographies of leaders, and such original sources as photos, line art, charts, graphs, documents, posters, ads, and buttons, and it presents this often-forgotten struggle in an accessible, conversational, relevant manner for a wide audience.
There have been random blocks targeted for unlocked car doors or cracked or open car window robberies as late as last night on 30th & Page st & surrounding areas ! So better safe & secure than Sorry ! Always double check the locks and windows!
Did you know you can get your comic books from the Free Library too!? Not only do we have a large collection of Graphic novels you can check out from our branches but we also have many digital copies available for instant checkout from Hoopla!
Author Pamela M. Tuck read her book “As Fast As Words Could Fly” to children at Historic Strawberry Mansion this past weekend. Here's more information about the storyteller from The Philadelphia Tribune.
Happy #PresidentsDay! We'll be celebrating in our Jefferson Dining Room. The furniture in this room was constructed by Strawbridge and Clothier based on Thomas Jefferson’s actual furniture. These exact designs were available for purchase in 1930
We have a few free books left to give away at this Saturday's “As Fast As Words Could Fly” book reading and signing by author Pamela Tuck in celebration of Black History Month. It's all free and includes a house tour. Please RSVP below.
- if you're putting together your plans for summer camp (Because seriously February is NOT too early), our school has an online auction and it just opened up. You can get really great camps for a good price!! You do NOT need to be an ICS family to partake!! Check it out!!! The ICS PTA's online camp auction is now live! Place your bids by Feb. 20!
Visit Historic Strawberry Mansion on Saturday, February 17th to hear a free special reading of the children's book “As Fast As Words Could Fly” by author Pamela M. Tuck in celebration of Black History Month. Guests will also receive a free copy of the book and can if have it signed by Pamela M. Tuck after the reading. Stick around for a free guided tour of Historic Strawberry Mansion after the reading. Seating is limited. Please RSVP for this free event, here: https://historicstrawberrymansion.ticketleap.com/
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Interactive workshop for the whole family featuring hands-on activities, examination of primary sources, and a screening of History Making Productions' Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century followed by a discussion led by local Catto experts. Octavius V. Catto was a 19th century civil rights activist, scholar, athlete, and community leader. In September 2017 a coalition of community activists, scholars, and public servants had the joy of dedicating a memorial at City Hall to this local hero, making him the first individual African American to be honored with a statue on public land in Philadelphia.
Check out #FLP 's #BlackHistoryMonth resources!
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Families will come together to read selected passages of Another Brooklyn, Brown Girl Dreaming, This Is the Rope, and other thematically linked books, with prompts designed to spark multigenerational conversation.
Cupid's got nothing on our harp! Treat your sweet to a date at Historic Strawberry Mansion.
Hey everyone! Come to art class tomorrow at 6:00 PM! Snack n' fun!
We're open for tours on Saturdays in February, and by appointment on Sundays. Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with a visit to the exhibit “A Freedom to Go Forth,” which tells the story of Judge William Lewis’ legal work on behalf of freedom seeking African Americans. www.historicstrawberrymansion.org
Snow is on the ground and thoughts of pools and shorts are far away, but it's never too early to start the application process for your first job as a lifeguard! Working for PPR is a rewarding way to help the community while you're home from college: http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/getinvolved/Pages/Lifeguard_CPR_Training.aspx
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