Once each in the fall and spring the Society hosts outings to historic places.
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Join us this spring as we head to Moland House and Graeme Park to tour two historically important Colonial era homes for our Spring Outing.
The first stop will be the Moland House in Warwick Township.
During the Revolutionary War, this house served as General George Washington’s headquarters for nearly two weeks in August 1777. The Continental Army, moving between Philadelphia and New York camped along the Neshaminy Creek while awaiting word on British movements. It was here that the Marquis de Lafayette came to join Washington’s army and that Count Casimir Pulaskimet Washington for the first time. Additionally, a Council of War was held here that included 13 men of note from American history.
Our second stop will be Graeme Park in Horsham.
The summer home of Provincial Governor Sir William Keith and later, Dr. Thomas Graeme, physician for the Port of Philadelphia and a Judge on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. His daughter, Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson, inherited the house. She was a famous literary figure during the Revolutionary War era and hosted America’s first literary salon. She experienced much unhappiness in life, first through a failed romance with Benjamin Franklin’s son William, and then by her marriage to Fritz Hugh Ferguson, who proved to be a Loyalist during the Revolution and escaped Philadelphia for England after the British left the City in 1778 never to return.
The Society will again charter a bus to provide transportation. We will meet at the Jenkintown Library parking lot to board the bus and depart by 1PM sharp and should return around 5PM. Come along and bring your friends!
When: Sunday, April 16, 2023 bus departing at 1PM sharp
Where: Meet at the Jenkintown Library parking lot to board the bus.
Cost: $36 for Members, $40 for Non-members
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 12, 2023 by using this form.
If you have questions, please call and leave a message at (215) 886-8590.
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