News And Events
Jazz Thursdays at Sunset
Join us at the Belmont Mansion for Jazz Thursdays at Sunset with John Sax Williams. Event dates are June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, and August 8th from 6pm - 10pm. Williams will appear in concert with live band Jaylo. For more information about the event, download our flyer. For more information about John Sax Williams, visit his website. Those purchasers of the first 50 tickets will receive a free download card for Williams' latest smash hit: "Oh So Saxey" at the event. Buy tickets.
Join us at the Belmont Mansion for Summer Docent Camp. Three two-week sessions are available: July 15-25, July 29-August 8, and August 12-22. Your child will learn to be a docent (tour guide) in historic places, will learn how to research the National Archives for their own family heritage, will learn the art of quilt making, will learn about urban archeology through Philadelphia field trips, and will learn how to garden by cultivating our Let's Move Obama Garden. Download our flyer for more information. You may fill out our form and email your application online, or fax or mail us your application. Click to download form.
The Historic Belmont Mansion/Underground Railroad Museum Selected as 2012 Ann’s Love Builds Service Site
The Historic Belmont Mansion/Underground Railroad Museum has been selected as a 2012 Ann’s Love Builds Service Initiative (ALBSI) site. ALBSI, a day-of-service ministry of Media Presbyterian Church, provides capital improvements through volunteer labor. Individuals and organizations were invited to apply for ALBSI through the City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. On Saturday, November 17th, 2012, volunteers from Media Presbyterian Church (Media, PA) will assist the American Women’s Heritage Society in its preservation efforts by providing much-needed cleaning and organization of the basement (where escaping slaves were hidden as part of the Underground Railroad network) of the Belmont Mansion, the former home of Judge Richard Peters, abolitionist , Secretary of the Board of War during the American Revolution, and friend of General Lafayette. 8:30am-3:30pm, Saturday, November 17th, at the Historic Belmont Mansion in Phildelphia, PA. More information: 215-878-8844. Press Release >
Proudly Announcing the Obama Community Garden at the Historic Belmont Mansion
The American Women's Heritage Society/Historic Belmont Mansion Underground Railroad Museum, in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, proudly announces the Obama Community Garden at the Historic Belmont Mansion. Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and healthy cooking demonstration by Celebrevents NYC/Live! The Plant Rich Life. 3pm–5pm, Thursday, October 25th. What's growing in our garden? How can you help our garden grow? Come celebrate with us and learn more!
"Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Philadelphia and Judge Peters Greet an Old Friend"
Join The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R-PA) and The National Park Services in Partnership with the Fairmount Park Council for Historic Sites for a banner presentation by Alan Hoffman. Come enjoy the richness of our American heritage! 4:30pm, Tuesday, October 23rd, at the Historic Belmont Mansion in Phildelphia, PA. More information: 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.
West Park Arts Fest Belmont Mansion is partnering with Friends Across Cultures for a fabulous art-filled day for the whole family. Live music, spoken word, dance, children's pavilion, comedy, art making, aerial acrobatics, science, film, workshops, youth chess, poetry slam, taping of Dancin' on Air, arts & craft vendors, and more! www.westparkcultural.org. 11am–5pm, June 9th. 40th and Parkside Ave. Philadelphia, PA. More information: 215-473-7810.
Paul Robeson: One Man Show Celebrate Juneteenth and Father's Day at the Historic Belmont Mansion with Stogie Kenyatta's "The World is my Home—The Life of Paul Robeson." Join this wonderful celebration of history, culture, and life as you learn more about theexceptional life of Paul Robeson. Free will offering. Donations benefit the artist and theHistoric Belmont Mansion and Underground Railroad Museum. 3pm, Sunday, June 17th, 2012. For more information: 215-878-8844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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