Previous Events- Holiday 2016

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Powel House Annual Holiday Party

Sunday, December 4, 2016

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Powel House

244 South Third Street

Enjoy cocktails and a holiday buffet along with a silent auction and caroling with members of the Orpheus Club

Benefactor $250 per person

Sponsor $125 per person

Patron $95 per person

Holiday Plants & Greens Sale
Saturday, December 10, 2016
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Historic Waynesborough
2049 Waynesborough Rd, Paoli

Tour the holiday decorations in the house museum from 1:00  to 3:00 PM

Sweet & Savory goodies in the Carriage House

Special Gift Shop items

Greens Sale (and limited plants)

PRE-ORDERS on all plants/greens accepted through November 14, 2016 (for pick up on Dec 10) PRE-ORDER Form, plant listings, and further info download PDF HERE

Family Fun!


Hosted by our Grumblethorpe Youth Volunteers


Saved! Preserving Old Philadelphia:

85 Years of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks

In her 1941 annual report to the members of PhilaLandmarks, our founder Frances Anne Wister, asked a simple question: 


"What will it take to educate the public to preserve landmarks?"


With all the current large-scale development projects (and demolition) going on in Philadelphia, we thought this was a good time to delve into that question once again. 





5:30 P.M to 7:30 PM 


At the Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent


As we celebrate the opening of our new exhibit 


Saved! Preserving Old Philadelphia:

85 Years of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks


Music provided by West Philly Kletzmer Orchestra (fyi a really fun band!)

Light Refreshments


More about the exhibit:



This exhibit will be featured in PHM's Community History Gallery sponsored by PECO.


Come see how Frances Anne Wister led the way in Philadelphia's 20th century preservation movement, how a newly formed organization (PhilaLandmarks) was able to purchase and renovate the Powel House during the height of the Depression, and the impact of this early work on future urban renewal projects. The exhibit also addresses the work of modern day preservationists and current issues of concern. 

This will be an ongoing exhibit through Spring 2017 as part of the regular admission to the Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent