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  • Underground Railroad Museum At Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia PA
    operate Belmont Mansion primarily as an historic site And the Society is the only African American Women s organization to administer an historic mansion in Fairmount Park The Society has drawn attention to the importance of Belmont Mansion In the 1987 Assessment of Ten Historic Structures in Fairmount Park considered to be at risk Belmont Mansion was singled out as the most significant structure studied and among the most important in Fairmount Park This work was followed by a complete historical study and architectural analysis published as The Belmont Mansion Historical Structures Report On this basis the restoration of Belmont Mansion became the first major project of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust in 1994 A Non Profit Dedicated To The Community The AWHS is a non profit historic preservation organization that raises funds from membership fees admissions rentals grants and donations Through the Society Belmont Mansion has become an interpretive and educational center for American history and culture The Society seeks to expose the community to the fine arts literature art dance and music as well as build bridges of communication and interaction among various ethnic communities in Philadelphia Belmont Mansion also serves as a site for wedding receptions

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  • Underground Railroad Museum At Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia PA
    Three two week sessions available Mondays Thursdays Session I June 30 August 7 Session II July 14 24 Session III July 28 August 7 Your child will learn to be a docent in historic places will learn about the Belmont Mansion Underground Railroad Museum history will learn to research National Archives for their own family heritage will learn the art of quiltmaking will learn about urban archeology through Philadelphia field trips will learn gardening by cultivating our Let s Move Obama garden At The Historic Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive Philadelphia PA 19131 More information 215 878 8844 or bthorn1653 aol com Download flyer Download application West Park Arts Fest 4021 Parkside Avenue in Fairmount Park Saturday June 14 2014 11am 5pm Rain or Shine A Free Public Event Appearing will be Donn T Selina Carrera Roger Lee Dance Kyo Daiko www westparkcultural org westparkartsfest Or for more information call 215 473 7810 Download flyer Belmont Mansion Addition Two year project is finally complete at Belmont Mansion with the building of the state of the art Cornelia Wells Conference Center in Philadelphia s Fairmount Park Reenactors Available for Your Event The Belmont Mansion reenactors are now available to appear at your event Contact Belmont Mansion to find out more Histories Learn about Cornelia Wells and her life as a freed slave at Belmont Mansion Press Releases The Historic Belmont Mansion Underground Railroad Museum Selected as A 2012 Ann s Love Builds Service Initiative ALBSI Site The Mansion s Link to the American Revolution The Belmont Mansion Returns to its Roots with the Obama Community Garden President of American Women s Heritage Society To Receive Drum Major Award Belmont Mansion To Be Featured On WHYY Channel 12 In Philadelphia Belmont Mansion Awarded Major Preservation Resource Newsletters And

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  • Underground Railroad Museum At Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia PA
    Richard Peters Richard served as Secretary of the Board of War for the Revolutionary Army and Pennsylvania Delegate to Congress under the Articles of Confederation Many Founding Fathers stayed at the Mansion at this time including George Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Richard Peters served in a variety of positions including Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly Pennsylvania State Senator and Judge of the United States District Court He also was an environmental scientist and he converted the Belmont Estate into a working model farm to promote scientific agriculture Judge Richard Peters was also a member of the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery Notably he opposed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 Belmont Mansion Becomes A Key Historic Site After the death of Judge Richard Peters The Belmont Estate was transformed by commercial development such as railroads stone quarries oil refining and a country resort for private parties The property became part of Fairmount Park in 1869 as part of a program to preserve the quality of water In anticipation of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876 a large dining pavilion was built alongside Belmont Mansion The site continued to be used for public entertaining until

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  • Underground Railroad Museum At Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia PA
    the top of the hill to the Belmont Mansion From Center City Philadelphia Take the Benjamin Franklin Parkway west toward the Art Museum circle pass in front of the museum Drive down to West River Drive Go west to Montgomery Drive second light Make a left onto Montgomery Drive At first street Belmont Mansion Drive make a right Proceed to the top of the hill to the Belmont Mansion From

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  • Underground Railroad Museum At Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia PA
    The Delaware Valley Opera Company performs in the Fairmount Park area of Philadelphia Fairmount Water Works and Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Recently renovated historic landmark and museum along the Schuylkill River Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Take a journey into the history of the region s leaders and wealthy industrialists Laurel Hill Mansion Women For A Greater Philadelphia manages this historic house in east Fairmount Park in Philadelphia PA Lemon Hill Henry Pratt a successful merchant built Lemon Hill mansion in 1800 as a summer retreat Lemon Hill is another example of Federal style architecture Historic Rittenhouse Town William Rittenhouse established the first paper mill in British North America on this historic site Today the site is dedicated to educating people about industry in the colonial era Historic Strawberry Mansion In the late eighteenth century Judge William Lewis an anti slavery activist built Strawberry Mansion in the Federal style of architecture Woodford Mansion Philadelphia merchant William Coleman built this elegant house between 1756 and 1758 The house is furnished with 18th and early 19th century antiques Administered by The Naomi Wood Trust WEST FAIRMOUNT PARK Centennial Cafe at The Ohio House Coffee House at The Ohio House one of the

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  • Underground Railroad Museum At Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia PA
    Mansion Take a Tour Tours Of Belmont Mansion Book an Event Events General Information Events General Rates Events Detailed Rates Preferred Caterers About Us American Women s Heritage Society AWHS Contact Us Contact Belmont Mansion and AWHS News and Events Links To News And Events Get Map and Directions Written Directions and Link to Mapquest Map Links Links Fairmount Park Links Philadelphia Area Links National Like us on Facebook and

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  • Underground Railroad Museum At Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia PA
    of tables and chairs Weddings Receptions 3 000 Private Event 2 500 Extra Hours 250 per hour Capacity 100 350 includes grounds Deposit 1 000 Cottage Special Events Room small gatherings ONLY no dancing Private Event 950 1500 Extra Hours 250 per hour Capacity 60 75 Deposit 500 750 Note This room may be used for small events like baby or bridal showers space not appropriate for dancing For additional information call 215 878 8844 or fax 215 878 9439 All rates subject to change Notes AWHS Member Organizations As a member organization your organization may host meetings in accordance to the membership level Meetings can be hosted by the membership organization Package 1 AWHS Organization Membership Annual Fee 1 000 ten 10 meetings between September 1 and June 30 of the membership year Package 2 AWHS Organization Membership Annual Fee 600 six 6 meetings between September 1 and June 30 of the membership year Rental Details All rentals of tables chairs umbrellas must be provided through the Belmont Mansion No outside rentals permitted Final payment is due 15 days prior to event Rentals are four 4 hours plus two 2 hours prep time e g caterers decorating etc Extra

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  • Detailed Rates, Events at the Belmont Mansion
    Formica 2 95 White Padded 5 75 Natural Wooden Folding 7 20 Chivari with Pad 10 45 UMBRELLA White 22 00 White and Yellow 22 00 Party Canopies and Dance Floors are available at additional cost All china glassware and linens are provided by the caterer with the exception of special events Banquet table skirting is available Conference and meeting equipment are available at an additional cost There is no

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