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The Woodlands

Wedding Open House

Philadelphia, PA
Please join us in celebrating the union between the Creature and his Bride at our festive Frankenstein wedding!DATE: Sunday, October 28thTIME: 4-7PMLOCATION: The historic Hamilton Mansion at The WoodlandsMix and mingle wit... read more

Member's Halloween Cocktail Party

Philadelphia, PA
Mischief Night Members Cocktail PartyOctober 30, 2018 6-8PM* Special VIP Event 5-6PM (Join or renew at a Patron Level or purchase an entry ticket to the VIP event for $150)
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Past Events

Special Tour: At Home With The Dead

Special Tour: At Home With The Dead

Philadelphia, PA
During the Victorian Era, The Woodlands was a thriving rural cemetery, and within it, the Hamilton Mansion served a new purpose. Historian Aaron Wunsch will take you through the Hamilton Mansion as it was in the 1800’s – a funeral home. About the speaker: Aaron Wunsch holds a B.A. in History from...
Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Second Saturday Tour: The Woodlands Urban Arboretum

Second Saturday Tour: The Woodlands Urban Arboretum

Philadelphia, PA
The Woodlands is home to over 700 trees, and William Hamilton first introduced many of them to the United States. Explore this urban arboretum with tree experts Ned Barnard and Catriona Briger, co-authors of “Philadelphia Trees”. About the speakers:Catriona Bull Briger has a Masters in Landscape...
Saturday, September 8 2018 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

The Woodlands, The First of its Kind: Oval Rooms, Porticoes, Painted Furniture, and Gardens in Federal America

The Woodlands, The First of its Kind: Oval Rooms, Porticoes, Painted Furniture, and Gardens in Federal America

Philadelphia, PA
Following the American Revolution, well-to do Americans turned back to England and Europe for architectural inspiration. William Hamilton was among the first to redesign his Georgian mansion and convert it into an American neoclassical palace, replete with oval rooms and a grand portico facing th...
Saturday, July 14 2018 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Movers & Shakers Zine Workshop

Movers & Shakers Zine Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a workshop to learn about the basics of single sheet book structures often used in artists books and zines with teaching artist J Pascoe from The Soapbox. After covering the ins and outs of 10-12 different books, class participants will come together to make a collaborative zine based...
Sunday, May 20 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Foods

Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Foods

Philadelphia, PA
At the end of an early American funeral, participants were given a cookie: spiced with caraway, and stamped with a special design, they were often kept for years as a memento of the departed. Although mourning traditions have changed over time, and vary from place to place, what they have in comm...
Sunday, April 8 2018 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

The Drawings of Paul Cret: From the Rue Bonaparte to Woodland Terrace

The Drawings of Paul Cret: From the Rue Bonaparte to Woodland Terrace

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a table-top tour of selected drawings from the Paul Cret Collection at Penn’s Architectural Archives. This conversational event, led by David B. Brownlee and William Whitaker, will explore Cret’s work, his drawings, and his impact as a teacher and architect. David Brownlee is a histo...
Thursday, January 11 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Commemorating the Great War:  Paul Cret’s Cemeteries and Memorials in Europe

Commemorating the Great War:  Paul Cret’s Cemeteries and Memorials in Europe

Philadelphia, PA
A lecture with architectural historians Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie from the Heritage Documentation Program (HDP) of the National Park Service. Their work on Paul Cret and the ABMC is part of a multi-year documentation effort by ABMC and HDP.  In the aftermath of World War I, ...
Thursday, November 30 2017 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

You Draw Me Cret Cret: Sketchcrawl led by Ben Leech

You Draw Me Cret Cret: Sketchcrawl led by Ben Leech

Philadelphia, PA
Follow in the footsteps of master architect Paul Philippe Cret on a West Philadelphia "sketchcrawl" led by illustrator and historic preservationist Ben Leech. BYO sketchbook and drawing supplies for an afternoon of casual touring and sketching of Cret-related landmarks; all levels welcome, some i...
Saturday, November 11 2017 12:00 PM 3:30 PM

Wicked Women of The Woodlands Halloween Tours

Wicked Women of The Woodlands Halloween Tours

Philadelphia, PA
Visit the graves of some of the most wicked women buried at The Woodlands. Curio Theater Company will be leading Halloween Tours again this year! They'll delve into what it meant to be a wicked woman in Victorian times and along the way you'll learn what it REALLY means to be spooked.  A few wom...
Fri, Oct 27 2017 7:00 PM Sat, Oct 28 2017 10:00 PM

Members Wicked Women Tour Preview & Halloween Party

Members Wicked Women Tour Preview & Halloween Party

Philadelphia, PA
Members are invited to be the first to experience Curio Theater Company's "Wicked Women of The Woodlands" Halloween tours! Celebrate Halloween in the newly preserved Hamilton Mansion and take a tour to learn about some of the wicked women buried here. Cocktails and snacks will be provided, but o...
Thursday, October 26 2017 5:30 PM 8:00 PM
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