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  • Judge Joseph Hemphill | Historic Strawberry Mansion Official Website - Philadelphia
    a Greek Revival style that had taken popular precedence over Judge Lewis earlier Federal style of architecture Besides the large scrolls atop the exterior another element of Greek revival style at Strawberry Mansion is the Egg and Dart molding in the ballroom The Hemphills were a family who enjoyed entertaining there is a legend that Daniel Webster dined at Historic Strawberry Mansion Judge Hemphill also belonged to many social clubs and traveled abroad quite frequently Judge Hemphill was also a lawyer and served in various public offices One can access his career biography on the Congressional website Biographical Directory of the U S Congress In addition to political pursuits Judge Hemphill had a stake in William Tucker s Philadelphia porcelain factory from 1832 to 1838 Since the time of production was so short the objects have acquired great collectibility Strawberry Mansion has quite a few of these wares on display as does the Philadelphia Museum of Art HOURS January Mid April Tuesday Saturday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Last tour departs at 3 p m Sundays by appointment only Mid April December Tuesday Sunday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Closed on major holidays Free parking Recent Facebook Posts Timeline Photos Jefferson would be proud of everyone who voted today He d also enjoy our Jefferson Dining Room The dining set on display in this room was constructed 13 likes 0 comments 3 days ago Timeline Photos Celebrate Earth Day and this spring weekend with a stroll through the gardens at Historic Strawberry Mansion 10 likes 1 comments 1 week ago See the Mansions of Fairmount Park in bloom Rooms in Bloom starts tomorrow Drop by to see Strawberry Mansion decked out in spring s finest It will be

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  • Committee of 1926 | Historic Strawberry Mansion Official Website - Philadelphia
    High Street exhibit is largely regarded as the most successful part of the entire Sesquicentennial celebration When the exhibition ended at the close of 1926 the women involved did not wish to disband and with the help of Mayor Freeland Kendrick Eli Kirk Price then Commissioner of Fairmount Park and Fiske Kimball then Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art the women took on the responsibility of restoring Historic Strawberry Mansion They were given an initial grant of 36 000 00 from Joseph V Horn owner of Horn and Hardart Baking Company and later famous for the Automat restaurant Each room in the house was conceived of as a museum space and the decorations and artifacts were collected by the various women s groups who were in charge of specific rooms Certain rooms were also designed with a functional purpose in mind In these rooms parties teas luncheons and weddings were held The women of the Committee of 1926 thenceforth dedicated themselves to the preservation of the history and heritage of Strawberry Mansion and do so to this day HOURS January Mid April Tuesday Saturday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Last tour departs at 3 p m Sundays by appointment only Mid April December Tuesday Sunday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Closed on major holidays Free parking Recent Facebook Posts Timeline Photos Jefferson would be proud of everyone who voted today He d also enjoy our Jefferson Dining Room The dining set on display in this room was constructed 13 likes 0 comments 3 days ago Timeline Photos Celebrate Earth Day and this spring weekend with a stroll through the gardens at Historic Strawberry Mansion 10 likes 1 comments 1 week ago See the Mansions of Fairmount Park

    Original URL path: http://www.historicstrawberrymansion.org/aboutus/the-committee-of-1926/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Get Involved | Historic Strawberry Mansion Official Website - Philadelphia
    8364 or email strawberrymansion me com Become a Member Help preserve the beauty and history of the Historic Strawberry Mansion by becoming a member of the Friends of Historic Strawberry Mansion Levels Student 15 00 Individual 55 00 Family 65 00 Supporter 125 00 Patron 300 00 Friend for Life 500 00 Preservation Partner 1 000 00 Development Steward 2 500 00 Guardian 5 000 00 Gifts can be made online or by sending a check to The Committee of 1926 of PA and Historic Strawberry Mansion Post Office Box 539 Moorestown NJ 08057 All gifts to the Friends of Historic Strawberry Mansion a registered 501 c 3 organization are tax deductible Our official registration and financial information can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within PA 1 800 732 0999 HOURS January Mid April Tuesday Saturday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Last tour departs at 3 p m Sundays by appointment only Mid April December Tuesday Sunday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Closed on major holidays Free parking Recent Facebook Posts Timeline Photos Jefferson would be proud of everyone who voted today He d also enjoy our Jefferson Dining Room The dining set on display in this room was constructed 13 likes 0 comments 3 days ago Timeline Photos Celebrate Earth Day and this spring weekend with a stroll through the gardens at Historic Strawberry Mansion 10 likes 1 comments 1 week ago See the Mansions of Fairmount Park in bloom Rooms in Bloom starts tomorrow Drop by to see Strawberry Mansion decked out in spring s finest It will be a beautiful weekend Park Charms 1 likes 0 comments 2 weeks ago Timeline Photos Our ballroom is the perfect place

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  • Board of Directors | Historic Strawberry Mansion Official Website - Philadelphia
    Eli Kirk Price 1932 1946 Mrs Sarah D Lowrie 1946 1947 Mrs Robert C Wright 1947 1954 Mrs E Florens Rivinus 1954 1956 Mrs Katherine S King 1956 1961 Mrs Philip Price 1961 1965 Mrs Walter Penn Shipley Jr 1965 1967 Mrs Gilson Colby Engel 1967 1969 Mrs Bingham Milne 1969 1970 Mrs Leslie C High 1970 1972 Mrs Nicholas Starosselsky 1972 1976 Mrs John F Arndt 1976 1979 Mrs William G Killhour 1979 1982 Mrs Harold A Haines Jr 1982 1985 Mrs John F Church 1985 1988 Mrs Joseph E Gembala Jr 1988 1991 Mrs Ernest M Kuhinka 1991 1995 Mrs Edward W Coslett Jr 1995 1998 Mrs Philip A Bregy 1998 2002 Mrs Oliver D Dickerson Maier 2002 2008 Mrs Ann Elizabeth Kowalchick 2008 2015 HOURS January Mid April Tuesday Saturday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Last tour departs at 3 p m Sundays by appointment only Mid April December Tuesday Sunday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Closed on major holidays Free parking Recent Facebook Posts Timeline Photos Jefferson would be proud of everyone who voted today He d also enjoy our Jefferson Dining Room The dining set on display in this room was constructed 13 likes 0 comments 3 days ago Timeline Photos Celebrate Earth Day and this spring weekend with a stroll through the gardens at Historic Strawberry Mansion 10 likes 1 comments 1 week ago See the Mansions of Fairmount Park in bloom Rooms in Bloom starts tomorrow Drop by to see Strawberry Mansion decked out in spring s finest It will be a beautiful weekend Park Charms 1 likes 0 comments 2 weeks ago Timeline Photos Our ballroom is the perfect place for an Easter celebration Just look these colors Happy Easter

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  • The Restoration Project | Historic Strawberry Mansion Official Website - Philadelphia
    roof beams and exterior stucco repair with a restored historic color scheme The second phase of the rehabilitation project began in 2012 and focused on the interior of the Mansion Phase II included replacing the old 1930 s knob and tube wiring with an upgraded electrical system interior plaster and paint repair and the installation of a new geothermal climate control HVAC system to protect the collection from harsh environmental effects The restoration project was complete in early 2013 and the doors to the Mansion re opened to the public for the first time in almost 5 years in May 2013 The Committee of 1926 s prized collection of antiques fine art and collectables has finally been restored to its proper place In addition a beautiful new mural will be added to the Banquet Room on the second floor The mural entitled The Portage Trail to Strawberry Mansion is being painted by muralists Dot Bunn and Patrick Connors with oil paint donated by Vasari Classic Artists Oil Colors The mural will depict the story of Judge Joseph Hemphill who is attributed to building the Banquet Room wing of the house HOURS January Mid April Tuesday Saturday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Last tour departs at 3 p m Sundays by appointment only Mid April December Tuesday Sunday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Closed on major holidays Free parking Recent Facebook Posts Timeline Photos Jefferson would be proud of everyone who voted today He d also enjoy our Jefferson Dining Room The dining set on display in this room was constructed 13 likes 0 comments 3 days ago Timeline Photos Celebrate Earth Day and this spring weekend with a stroll through the gardens at Historic Strawberry Mansion 10 likes

    Original URL path: http://www.historicstrawberrymansion.org/2009-2013-restoration-project/ (2016-04-30)
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  • The Collection | Historic Strawberry Mansion Official Website - Philadelphia
    6 years 1832 1838 A fine collection of Hemphill and Tucker porcelain pieces are on display in the Exhibition Room The Ballroom The Ballroom was decorated by the Foreign Relations Committee from the Sesquicentennial celebration who were in charge of the Stephen Girard house at the High Street Exhibit The Stephen Girard house was furnished in both French and American fashion in honor of Stephen Girard a prominent merchant financier and philanthropist in Philadelphia who was born in France in 1750 The same blend of French and American taste was used in the Ballroom at the Historic Strawberry Mansion the focal point of the room being the French furniture of General George Cadwalader The Attic Decoration for the Attic was placed under the supervision of Mrs Hampton L Carson wife of a prominent Philadelphia lawyer It contains a collection of toys artifacts and lifestyle items from the 18th and 19th centuries Library Reception Room Mrs Cyrus Curtis wife of the founder of the Curtis Publishing Company publishers of the Ladies Home Journal and other important magazines and newspapers was directly responsible for the furnishing and décor of the 19th century Parlor or Library also known as the Reception Room Mrs Curtis original furniture purchase from American Art Galleries in New York City consisted of two mirrors a pair of side chairs a marble top table two small tables two arm chairs a sofa and a pair of urns The purchase came to a grand total of 723 00 in 1931 The Lewis Parlor The Lewis Parlor also known as the 18th Century Parlor was decorated and continues to be maintained by the Pennsylvanian Society of New England Women PSNEW PSNEW was in charge of the Paul Revere Forge in the High Street Exhibit This room is furnished as it might have been at the time of Judge William Lewis occupancy The focal points of the room are the reproduction Gilbert Stuart portrait of Judge William Lewis and the gorgeous Wellford mantle that s ornamental design was done by Robert Wellford dated in 1798 The mantle consists of hand applied plaster and gesso decorative work surrounding King of Prussia marble The Indian Queen Room The Indian Queen Room was decorated by the Federation of Women s Clubs responsible for the Loxely House at the High Street Exhibit as well as the Emergency Aid of Philadelphia group responsible for the Indian Queen Tavern at the High Street Exhibit The Indian Queen Tavern operated at the sesquicentennial as an old time restaurant and the Indian Queen Room is furnished in the same fashion Banquet Room The Banquet Room was originally decorated by the Good Housekeeping Studio in charge of the Dr William Shippen house on High Street Because this room is in one of the Greek Revival wings the decision was made to decorate it in the fashion of the 1830s The furniture is a 1930 reproduction of 1830 s Empire style After the 2009 2013 Renovation project the room will have a

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  • News | Historic Strawberry Mansion Official Website - Philadelphia
    a dark tale of genius and insanity that will be loved by Poe fans and newcomers alike Directed by Eric Singel and starring Neena Boyle Sean Vermeire and Geremy Webne Behrman Performances will be held at Historic Strawberry Mansion October 23rd 24th 30th and 31st at 7 00pm To purchase tickets please CLICK HERE OCTOBER 29 AUTHOR LECTURE AND RECEPTION JOEL SPIVAK Posted by admin on Sep 14 2015 in News Comments Off on OCTOBER 29 AUTHOR LECTURE AND RECEPTION JOEL SPIVAK Author Joel Spivak will discuss his recent research on the construction of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge and the Fairmount Park street car system He has written multiple books on the subject of Philadelphia railroads and trolleys The event will run from 11 00 am to 1 00 pm Cost to participate is 20 per person which includes guided tours if desired October 15 Author Lecture and Reception Allen Meyers Posted by admin on Sep 14 2015 in News Comments Off on October 15 Author Lecture and Reception Allen Meyers Author Allen Meyers will discuss his book Strawberry Mansion The Jewish Community of North Philadelphia and lecture on the history of the neighborhood that took it s name from Historic Strawberry Mansion The area became the setting for America s premiere Jewish Community in the 20th century with over 50 000 inhabitants Strawberry Mansion was the first Jewish suburb within an urban setting Affectionately known as the Mansion it was only a trolley car ride away from the South Philadelphia immigrant district Jewish families migrated from one neighborhood to another as they advanced economically in American society during the early 1900s The event will run from 11 00 am to 1 00 pm Cost to participate is 20 per person which includes guided tours if desired September 17 Author Lecture and Reception Barbara Kotzin Posted by admin on Jul 24 2015 in News Comments Off on September 17 Author Lecture and Reception Barbara Kotzin Author Barbara Kotzin will debut her new book on ladies Victorian skirt lifters only the second book ever published on the subject The event will run from 11 00 am to 1 00 pm Cost to participate is 15 per person which includes guided tours if desired Themed Tours Historic Strawberry Mansion s Restoration Project Posted by admin on Jul 23 2015 in News Comments Off on Themed Tours Historic Strawberry Mansion s Restoration Project Discover the stories behind Historic Strawberry Mansion s restoration and preservation during your next visit These themed tours will run daily from July 23 26 Plan Your Next Event at Historic Strawberry Mansion Posted by admin on Jul 23 2015 in News Comments Off on Plan Your Next Event at Historic Strawberry Mansion Historic Strawberry Mansion offers the perfect venue for any private event Each of the uniquely designed and decorated rooms offers a magnificently memorable venue for your next private event Mingle on the expansive back lawn while admiring our full length brick terrace overlooking a beautiful azalea path

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  • Closing – January 23rd & 24th, 2016 | Historic Strawberry Mansion Official Website - Philadelphia
    weekend HOURS January Mid April Tuesday Saturday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Last tour departs at 3 p m Sundays by appointment only Mid April December Tuesday Sunday Tours on the hour 10 a m to 4 p m Closed on major holidays Free parking Recent Facebook Posts Timeline Photos Jefferson would be proud of everyone who voted today He d also enjoy our Jefferson Dining Room The dining set on display in this room was constructed 13 likes 0 comments 3 days ago Timeline Photos Celebrate Earth Day and this spring weekend with a stroll through the gardens at Historic Strawberry Mansion 10 likes 1 comments 1 week ago See the Mansions of Fairmount Park in bloom Rooms in Bloom starts tomorrow Drop by to see Strawberry Mansion decked out in spring s finest It will be a beautiful weekend Park Charms 1 likes 0 comments 2 weeks ago Timeline Photos Our ballroom is the perfect place for an Easter celebration Just look these colors Happy Easter 3 likes 0 comments 1 month ago Timeline Photos Park Charms indeed Happy St Patrick s Day from Strawberry Mansion and Park Charms The Historic Houses

    Original URL path: http://www.historicstrawberrymansion.org/closing-january-23rd-24th-2016/ (2016-04-30)
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