Jul
25
Sun
Children’s Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jul 25 all-day

Looking for outdoor activities? Try our Children’s Photo Scavenger Hunt to explore the Museum grounds! Use your smartphone to access the on-site QR code or to access glencairnmuseum.oncell.com, then follow a map to search for specific architectural features. Share your experience on social media by tagging us with @glencairnmuseum and #glencairnscavengerhunt. No charge and no reservation needed. Grounds are open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.

Family Adventure Tour
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Discover how herbs were used in the Middle Ages, train for a medieval battle, apprentice to become a scribe, stonemason, or stained-glass artist, and explore the religious beliefs and practices of Europe in the Middle Ages in this choose-your-own-adventure style tour. Collect all six badges by completing each of the different paths, and become a Glencairn Museum Adventurer! Suitable for families and children grades 3 to 8 and up.

Participants in this tour receive a booklet describing the adventures, each distinguished by a color and a shape.

Collect all six adventures badges: Herb Genius, Brilliant Knight, Perfectly Pious, Certified Scribe, Stained-Glass Master, and Expert Stonemason.

Not ready to take on a full adventure just yet? Try Glencairn’s Adventure Seek & Find, a part of the Family Adventure Tour. Suitable for families and children grades K to 3.

Both options make use of Great Hall, armory, and balcony, as well as Glencairn’s medieval herb garden outside, weather and season permitting. Whether you choose just one path, all six, or the Adventure Seek & Find, you will get up close with medieval art and objects on the first floor.

Reservations are strongly recommended for the Family Adventure Tour; walk-ins accommodated as possible. Click here or call 267.502.2990.

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday through Friday 1:00-2:30 pm, 2:30-4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-1:30 pm, 1:30-3:00 pm, 3:00-4:30 pm

$8 per person Children/Adults/Seniors
Free for Museum Members/Children 3 & under
$2 per person for PA ACCESS/Museums 4 All cardholders
Free for Blue Star Families (active-duty military & families)
Free for Library Pass cardholders
Max 10 people per time slot

For larger groups: contact Amy Glenn, 267.502.2962

Family Adventure Tour specific accessibility information:
This tour is self-guided with a Museum staff member available for assistance.
Tour materials are available in digital and paper formats.
The Adventure Seek & Find is suitable for grades K-3, the Adventure Tour is suitable for grades 3-8+.
Both the Adventure Seek & Find and the Adventure Tour include use of the Great Hall balcony. The balcony is accessible via 21 stone steps, and by the use of the elevator.
The balcony has one step along its length. This step sits in a narrow opening of 24 inches.
The Great Hall is accessible via 3 steps and via an outdoor, paved ramp.
The Medieval Herb adventure is seasonal and is outdoors. It includes use of a planted herb garden which is accessible via 11 stone steps, or a stone path and 7 stone steps.
For information about accessibility at Glencairn Museum https://glencairnmuseum.org/accessibility.

Please review Glencairn’s up-to-date visiting guidelines at GlencairnMuseum.org before making your plans. https://glencairnmuseum.org/new-visiting-guidelines

Self-Guided Access | “Sacred Adornment” Exhibition, “Craftsmanship at Glencairn” Exhibit, and Great Hall
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the “Sacred Adornment” Exhibition, “Craftsmanship at Glencairn” Exhibit, Great Hall, first floor permanent collections and grounds, in a safe, socially-distanced way. See website for admission information and details.

Glencairn Museum’s Sacred Adornment: Jewelry as Belief in Ancient Egypt Exhibition encourages visitors to discover why jewelry was such an important part of daily life for ancient Egyptians. The stunning necklaces, bracelets, and rings in a wide variety of materials from metals such as gold and copper to glass and semi-precious gemstones are all from the Museum’s Egyptian collection.

NEW Craftsmanship at Glencairn: Five Artists Exhibit

Because Glencairn was designed as a home for their family, the Pitcairns selected decorative themes that conveyed beliefs that were important to them. This exhibit tells the story of five artists whose work in stone, wood, metal, and glass brought these themes to life. Included are artist biographies, archival photos, tools, original drawings, and models created before finished works of art were completed.

Audio information for the exhibition, exhibit, first-floor, and grounds is available through a free web-app on your smartphone.

Reservations are strongly recommended for the Self-Guided Access; walk-ins accommodated as possible. Click here or call 267.502.2990.

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday through Friday 1:00-2:30 pm, 2:30-4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-1:30 pm, 1:30-3:00 pm, 3:00-4:30 pm

$8 per person Children/Adults/Seniors
Free for Museum Members/Children 3 & under
$2 per person for PA ACCESS/Museums 4 All cardholders
Free for Blue Star Families (active-duty military & families)
Free for Library Pass cardholders
Max 10 people per time slot

Visit our New Visiting Guidelines (https://glencairnmuseum.org/new-visiting-guidelines ) for safety protocols.

Not able to visit the Museum in person? Visit our online Sacred Adornment Exhibition on Google Arts & Culture.  https://artsandculture.google.com/story/sacred-adornment-jewelry-as-belief-in-ancient-egypt/OAJSnPsilE24Iw 

Jul
26
Mon
Children’s Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jul 26 all-day

Looking for outdoor activities? Try our Children’s Photo Scavenger Hunt to explore the Museum grounds! Use your smartphone to access the on-site QR code or to access glencairnmuseum.oncell.com, then follow a map to search for specific architectural features. Share your experience on social media by tagging us with @glencairnmuseum and #glencairnscavengerhunt. No charge and no reservation needed. Grounds are open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.

Take a Tour & Explore Local History!
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Looking for an interesting place to visit that’s close to home? Pennypacker Mills is the answer! This historic site is open year-round for free guided tours of the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker and his family. Known for its collection of 18th and 19th century decorative arts, furnishings, personal and official documents, the story of this famous Pennsylvania family reflects the lives of those who lived here in the early 1900’s in Montgomery County.

A new exhibit, “Greetings from Schwenksville” is included on all tours and will run until January 30th, 2022.  It features images from the collection of Pennypacker Mills, showing Schwenksville and the surrounding area at the turn-of-the-twentieth century.  Some of these images were featured on postcards, stereographs and even plates.  Samuel W. Pennypacker purchased the ancestral home at Pennypacker Mills in 1900 and lived there until his death in 1916.  This was the heyday of the Perkiomen Railroad which boasted at one time four trips a day to bring both people and freight to the area.  One of the major attractions was the Perkiomen Creek.

To book a guided tour of Pennypacker Mills, call 610-287-9349 or email [email protected] in advance. All tours must be confirmed by a staff member.  Please wear a mask and social distance. Group tours are limited to 10 people maximum. The exhibit is located in the two second floor galleries.  For those unable to make it to the site or those who are interested in knowing more, our website contains an exhibit page which has a slide show component. URL: https://www.montcopa.org/928/Pennypacker-Mills

Hours: Tuesdays thru Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm. Sundays: 1 to 4 pm. Closed on Mondays and County holidays. Tours take approximately 1 hour and are free, with a suggested donation of $2/person.

Pennypacker Mills is located off Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA. Operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites. 

Jul
27
Tue
Children’s Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jul 27 all-day

Looking for outdoor activities? Try our Children’s Photo Scavenger Hunt to explore the Museum grounds! Use your smartphone to access the on-site QR code or to access glencairnmuseum.oncell.com, then follow a map to search for specific architectural features. Share your experience on social media by tagging us with @glencairnmuseum and #glencairnscavengerhunt. No charge and no reservation needed. Grounds are open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.

Take a Tour & Explore Local History!
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Looking for an interesting place to visit that’s close to home? Pennypacker Mills is the answer! This historic site is open year-round for free guided tours of the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker and his family. Known for its collection of 18th and 19th century decorative arts, furnishings, personal and official documents, the story of this famous Pennsylvania family reflects the lives of those who lived here in the early 1900’s in Montgomery County.

A new exhibit, “Greetings from Schwenksville” is included on all tours and will run until January 30th, 2022.  It features images from the collection of Pennypacker Mills, showing Schwenksville and the surrounding area at the turn-of-the-twentieth century.  Some of these images were featured on postcards, stereographs and even plates.  Samuel W. Pennypacker purchased the ancestral home at Pennypacker Mills in 1900 and lived there until his death in 1916.  This was the heyday of the Perkiomen Railroad which boasted at one time four trips a day to bring both people and freight to the area.  One of the major attractions was the Perkiomen Creek.

To book a guided tour of Pennypacker Mills, call 610-287-9349 or email [email protected] in advance. All tours must be confirmed by a staff member.  Please wear a mask and social distance. Group tours are limited to 10 people maximum. The exhibit is located in the two second floor galleries.  For those unable to make it to the site or those who are interested in knowing more, our website contains an exhibit page which has a slide show component. URL: https://www.montcopa.org/928/Pennypacker-Mills

Hours: Tuesdays thru Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm. Sundays: 1 to 4 pm. Closed on Mondays and County holidays. Tours take approximately 1 hour and are free, with a suggested donation of $2/person.

Pennypacker Mills is located off Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA. Operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites. 

Family Adventure Tour
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Discover how herbs were used in the Middle Ages, train for a medieval battle, apprentice to become a scribe, stonemason, or stained-glass artist, and explore the religious beliefs and practices of Europe in the Middle Ages in this choose-your-own-adventure style tour. Collect all six badges by completing each of the different paths, and become a Glencairn Museum Adventurer! Suitable for families and children grades 3 to 8 and up.

Participants in this tour receive a booklet describing the adventures, each distinguished by a color and a shape.

Collect all six adventures badges: Herb Genius, Brilliant Knight, Perfectly Pious, Certified Scribe, Stained-Glass Master, and Expert Stonemason.

Not ready to take on a full adventure just yet? Try Glencairn’s Adventure Seek & Find, a part of the Family Adventure Tour. Suitable for families and children grades K to 3.

Both options make use of Great Hall, armory, and balcony, as well as Glencairn’s medieval herb garden outside, weather and season permitting. Whether you choose just one path, all six, or the Adventure Seek & Find, you will get up close with medieval art and objects on the first floor.

Reservations are strongly recommended for the Family Adventure Tour; walk-ins accommodated as possible. Click here or call 267.502.2990.

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday through Friday 1:00-2:30 pm, 2:30-4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-1:30 pm, 1:30-3:00 pm, 3:00-4:30 pm

$8 per person Children/Adults/Seniors
Free for Museum Members/Children 3 & under
$2 per person for PA ACCESS/Museums 4 All cardholders
Free for Blue Star Families (active-duty military & families)
Free for Library Pass cardholders
Max 10 people per time slot

For larger groups: contact Amy Glenn, 267.502.2962

Family Adventure Tour specific accessibility information:
This tour is self-guided with a Museum staff member available for assistance.
Tour materials are available in digital and paper formats.
The Adventure Seek & Find is suitable for grades K-3, the Adventure Tour is suitable for grades 3-8+.
Both the Adventure Seek & Find and the Adventure Tour include use of the Great Hall balcony. The balcony is accessible via 21 stone steps, and by the use of the elevator.
The balcony has one step along its length. This step sits in a narrow opening of 24 inches.
The Great Hall is accessible via 3 steps and via an outdoor, paved ramp.
The Medieval Herb adventure is seasonal and is outdoors. It includes use of a planted herb garden which is accessible via 11 stone steps, or a stone path and 7 stone steps.
For information about accessibility at Glencairn Museum https://glencairnmuseum.org/accessibility.

Please review Glencairn’s up-to-date visiting guidelines at GlencairnMuseum.org before making your plans. https://glencairnmuseum.org/new-visiting-guidelines

Self-Guided Access | “Sacred Adornment” Exhibition, “Craftsmanship at Glencairn” Exhibit, and Great Hall
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the “Sacred Adornment” Exhibition, “Craftsmanship at Glencairn” Exhibit, Great Hall, first floor permanent collections and grounds, in a safe, socially-distanced way. See website for admission information and details.

Glencairn Museum’s Sacred Adornment: Jewelry as Belief in Ancient Egypt Exhibition encourages visitors to discover why jewelry was such an important part of daily life for ancient Egyptians. The stunning necklaces, bracelets, and rings in a wide variety of materials from metals such as gold and copper to glass and semi-precious gemstones are all from the Museum’s Egyptian collection.

NEW Craftsmanship at Glencairn: Five Artists Exhibit

Because Glencairn was designed as a home for their family, the Pitcairns selected decorative themes that conveyed beliefs that were important to them. This exhibit tells the story of five artists whose work in stone, wood, metal, and glass brought these themes to life. Included are artist biographies, archival photos, tools, original drawings, and models created before finished works of art were completed.

Audio information for the exhibition, exhibit, first-floor, and grounds is available through a free web-app on your smartphone.

Reservations are strongly recommended for the Self-Guided Access; walk-ins accommodated as possible. Click here or call 267.502.2990.

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday through Friday 1:00-2:30 pm, 2:30-4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-1:30 pm, 1:30-3:00 pm, 3:00-4:30 pm

$8 per person Children/Adults/Seniors
Free for Museum Members/Children 3 & under
$2 per person for PA ACCESS/Museums 4 All cardholders
Free for Blue Star Families (active-duty military & families)
Free for Library Pass cardholders
Max 10 people per time slot

Visit our New Visiting Guidelines (https://glencairnmuseum.org/new-visiting-guidelines ) for safety protocols.

Not able to visit the Museum in person? Visit our online Sacred Adornment Exhibition on Google Arts & Culture.  https://artsandculture.google.com/story/sacred-adornment-jewelry-as-belief-in-ancient-egypt/OAJSnPsilE24Iw 

Jul
28
Wed
Children’s Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jul 28 all-day

Looking for outdoor activities? Try our Children’s Photo Scavenger Hunt to explore the Museum grounds! Use your smartphone to access the on-site QR code or to access glencairnmuseum.oncell.com, then follow a map to search for specific architectural features. Share your experience on social media by tagging us with @glencairnmuseum and #glencairnscavengerhunt. No charge and no reservation needed. Grounds are open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.