May
22
Sat
Americana Music Performed by Tom Jolin
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tom Jolin plays traditional American music, mixing vocals with the hammer dulcimer, banjo, button accordion, and harmonica. Jolin has been a solo performer since 1978, performing a mix of traditional Americana, old timey and civil war tunes. His solo performances are loaded with humor… sometimes intentionally. Fun for the whole family.

Our presenter will be located on the mansion porch. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, wear a mask and social distance on the lawn. 

Jun
26
Sat
Alice Paul, Suffragette
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet Alice Paul, the author of the equal rights amendment and the driving force behind women’s obtaining the right to vote in 1920. Ms. Paul will describe her experiences as a suffragette and bring home the importance of the cause the guided her whole life.

Actress Alisa Dupuy will portray Alice Paul in this first-person program. She began her business as a labor of love that grew out of a desire to study history, wear the fashions of different eras and bring history to life in a lively and fun way.  History doesn’t have to be boring!

Alisa is also an accomplished middle school teacher who speaks five languages. 

Jul
17
Sat
John Wanamaker: Businessman, Philanthropist & Civic Minded Philadelphian
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet me at the Eagle,” was a frequent suggestion for Philadelphians over the years. The statue was impressive and so was the store named for its founder, John Wanamaker. Civic-minded and charitable, Wanamaker fostered a progressive relationship with his employees. He made it possible for them to go to school and built a vacation amusement place for employees to use on the weekends.

Actor Bob Gleason’s Wanamaker gives us the story of a businessman and philanthropist who provided variety and fun for his customers and employees and a worthy role model for modern business owners and leaders.

Our presenter will speak from the mansion porch. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. Wear a mask and social distance. Fun for all ages. 

Aug
14
Sat
Colonial Frolick: Early American Songs, Singing Games, and More!
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Performers Stacy Roth and folksinger Bob Dupre, together known as “LIBERTY TREE,” present their favorite rhymes, riddles, rounds, and ditties from the 17th to early 19th centuries. In addition to vocals, selected songs are accompanied with guitar, fife, penny whistle, drum, and limberjack. Lots of audience participation. For kids, their parents, and their grandparents! Our interactive features include inventing rhymes, answering riddles, singing along, clapping along, jigging in place, learning Continental soldier facing movements to the drum, etc.

“Liberty Tree” combines the talents of Stacy F. Roth and Bob Dupré, two local folk singers with an interest in the American Revolution and Early America.

Our presenters will perform from the mansion porch. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. Wear a mask and social distance. Fun for all ages.