When Theodore Jaeckel lost his young wife in 1926, he wrote an epitaph befitting of their undying love. “Lovely, loving and beloved, life to her was a wondrous adventure” it began. “Life is Eternal. Death is merely a Change of Condition.” proclaims the monument of famed spiritualists, Levi Franklin and Catherine Drinkhouse Smith. The well-known poem on the headstone of...

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Yuletide at Winterthur

Nov 18, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Make your plans now to enjoy the best the season has to offer at Yuletide at Winterthur. Henry Francis du Pont’s home will soon be decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from our outdoor exhibition, Follies, as well as our indoor exhibition, Dining By Design. You won’t want to miss our majestic...

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Join David Nelson Wren, author of Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line, for a screening of The Philadelphia Story followed by a brief discussion of Ardrossan and the Montgomery family who built it. The Montgomerys are best known as the family on which Philip Barry based his 1939 play, which later was produced as the film The Philadelphia Story. American...

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Bird Walks at Newlin Grist Mill

Nov 24, 2018 - Mar 30, 2019

This event occurs monthly, on the last Saturday of January, February, March, November and December.

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology. Families and beginners are welcome! When: last Saturday of each...

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The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation Spanning decades of Native American leaders' interactions with George Washington, Colin G. Calloway, John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, brings new focus to Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody...

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Famed poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once noted that “He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” Laurel Hill Cemetery is filled not only with the symbolic footprints of these heavenly beings, but with their images as well. This winter walking tour will feature some of the cemetery’s most beautiful depictions of angels, sculpted in various materials...

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‘Tis the season to get festive with family! Parade of Lights returns – a favorite annual holiday event at Independence Seaport Museum. A parade of local working boats will be illuminated in holiday lights for all to see on the Delaware River at 5:30pm. The best spot to take in this unique sight is from the Museum’s second floor terrace. Warm seasonal beverages and food will be...

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