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Victorian Philadelphia

September 15, 2011

Germantown has a rich and diverse history. In contrast to the simplicty advocated by the Quakers, we also have the only authentically restored historic house and garden in Philadelphia that demonstrates the ornate decorative style of the Victorian Era. On West Tulpehocken Street, you can see the decadence of a Victorian way of life at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. But don’t just see it, learn more about it! On September 17 at 2PM the Mansion is presenting “Victorian Philadelphia” a lecture discussing all aspects of Victorian Life.

Cordelia Frances Biddle, a member of the illustrious Biddle family of Philadelphia and author of the Martha Beale Series of books set in Philadelphia, will speak at the Mansion.  Ms. Biddle’s lecture discusses facets of Victorian life in Philadelphia including clothing, politics and food.  Light refreshments and beverages will be served.  Reservations are required, and to do so call 215.438.1861. The cost is $10, and the member cost is $8. For more information, visit here!

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  1. Liz Einsig Wise / Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust permalink
    September 16, 2011 6:48 pm

    If you’re coming to this workshop, please note that two blocks of Germantown Avenue (including Tulpehocken) will be closed on Saturday, September 17 due to the Germantown Fashion & Arts Festival that is happening on Germantown Avenue from noon – 7pm. However, both Walnut and Washington Lanes will be open to through traffic. A short detour around the block will get you to Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion with no problem!

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