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  • Mount Airy Day
    11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    05/05/2018

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Presented by East Mt. Airy Neighbors & West Mt. Airy Neighbors, the festivities on the grounds of Cliveden will include a wide variety of vendors, food, and children’s activities.

    The first floor of Cliveden’s Main House will be open for tours. Visitors will also be able to visit both our 1767 Kitchen Dependency and our 1959 kitchen and participate in free activities as well as view our core exhibition Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness? and a new exhibition, The Chews & The Complex Institution of Slavery, in the Carriage House.

    For a list of performers, event sponsors and further information please visit www.mtairyday.org.

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  • Special Preview: Music in the Main House
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    05/10/2018

    William Penn Charter School Campus, 3830 The Oak Road, Philadelphia, PA 19129

    William Penn Charter School Campus, 3830 The Oak Road, Philadelphia, PA 19129

    Please join us on May 10th for a preview concert featuring local jazz musician Warren Oree and Company. As part of the Cliveden Food Chain project, Warren has created a jazz score inspired by the lives of those involved in the Mid-Atlantic slave economy and under the Chew Family’s influence. During the concert, Warren will introduce each piece and answer questions about his process, an opportunity only available at this event. Refreshments will be served.

    Special Preview: Music In the Main House will be held in The Brown House on William Penn Charter School’s campus at 7 PM. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through Eventbrite or through the event page on Facebook. Tickets are on sale until Thursday, May 10, 2018. Space is limited, advanced purchase is required. If you have any questions, please contact our Development Coordinator, Mackenzie Warren, at 215-848-1777 ext. 223 or mwarren@cliveden.org.

    We look forward to seeing you on May 10th!

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  • Breaking Through Language Barriers Encountered by Period Cooks
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    05/18/2018

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Foodways historian, Deborah Peterson, will focus on helping today’s cooks understand colonial language shifts from the 18th century to the modern day. Deborah has over 30 years of research in Southeastern Pennsylvania’s English colonial domestic history and we’re so excited to have her share her expertise and passion with us. We’re sure her presentation won’t only inspire you in the kitchen–it’ll make you hungry too, so feel free to bring a snack with you!

    Tickets are $8 and are available for purchase through the Eventbrite link listed above. Our Cliveden Conversation will take place in the Carriage House, which is wheelchair accessible. Space is limited, reservations are required. We look forward to seeing you on May 18th!

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  • A Royal Wedding Celebration at Cliveden!
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05/19/2018

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

     The Frosted Fox and Cliveden are collaborating to celebrate the Royal Wedding with a Germantown connection:

    In 1840, Anna Maria Rush (granddaughter of Dr. Benjamin Rush), wrote to Anne Sophia Penn Chew and sent her crumbs of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake. Both Anna Maria and Anne Sophia were from prominent Philadelphia families with country homes (Sydenham and Cliveden, respectively) and would have participated in sensationalizing a royal wedding, especially one of a young and powerful woman, let alone a monarch. After Queen Victoria’s wedding, pieces of the cake were given out to attendees and the public as party favors.

    On Saturday, May 19th, Cliveden will have a copy of the letter and crumbs, Kitchen related activities for children, and tours that will tell the story of Cliveden’s 250 year history from the view points of the women that lived there. Tours will be held at their regular time, 12 PM to 4 PM, and will begin on the hour. Admission is required for a tour. For more information about hours and admission, click here.

    The Frosted Fox is making a replica of Queen Victoria’s cake that will be on view in the Cliveden Carriage House and any visitors who stop by the cake shop with a lithotab–an admission tag with a silhouette of a member of the Chew household on it–from a Cliveden tour will receive a free mini cupcake inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake. Visitors are encouraged to wear their royal best! For more information about The Frosted Fox, click here.

    We hope to see you on Saturday!

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