Located at 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

23Apr
2017
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rebeccarick1

A Wedding at Graeme Park: Rebecca & Rick

Bride & Groom: Rebecca & Rick Weather: Rainy Colors: Navy Blue, Gray, & White Venue: Graeme Park Tent & Rentals: Bucks Mont Party Rentals Caterer: The Red Cedar Grille Photographer: A Little Bird Photography by Jamie Lynn Photo Booth: A Little Bird Photography by Jamie Lynn

08Apr
2017
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Spring Cleaning: Hygiene in Colonial Times

Ah, spring. A new beginning. New possibilities. Let’s start fresh with a good bath. Wash the winter off of our bodies. Dress in freshly laundered clothes. And…wait. What? You shower every day no matter the season? You always have clean clothes? This is no big deal? Ah, 21st century people you surely are. Certainly not […]

08Apr
2017
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wigs

18th Century Occupations: The Peruke Maker

While we promised “now obsolete” occupations in the last post in this series, that doesn’t exactly hold true this time around, although the nomenclature has changed from the exotic “peruke maker” to the more mundane “wig maker.” While wigs date to much earlier times, it was Louis XIII of France who is credited with helping […]

03Mar
2017
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LHSBlog

Living History Sundays Return to Graeme Park

One Sunday each month from May – October, 2017 costumed volunteers will enrich the visitor experience by presenting living history activities at Graeme Park. Volunteers will interact with guests as they tour the house or grounds and will do a short presentation at 2 p.m. on the day’s topic or theme. Living History Sundays will […]

10Feb
2017
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ngihtmenblog

18th Century Occupations: The Nightman

Trade cards were the 18th century’s equivalent to today’s business cards and they provide interesting insight into some of the now obsolete jobs people once held.   John Hunt, of Goswell Street in London, for instance, advertised his services as a “Nightman and Rubbish Carter.” What exactly did a nightman do? As the name indicates, […]

10Feb
2017
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VonEchstedtGardenPrivyBlog

The Necessary

The necessary, necessary house, bog, boghouse, boggard, bog-shop, temple, convenience, temple of convenience, little house, house of office, close stool, privy, garderobe—all euphemistic terms for what we would call an outhouse. The privy at Graeme Park is a reconstruction located just off the south side of the house. Given the proximity to the door, the […]

10Feb
2017
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Lunch & Learn: Health Care, 18th Century Style

Any assessment of health care in the 18th century, when life expectancy on both sides of the Atlantic averaged about 43 years, must include personnel ranging from educated physicians through barbers and midwives to neighborhood quacks.  Diseases were attributed to superstitions, to bad behavior, or inhalation of foul air.  Remedies included everything from herbal extracts, […]

08Jan
2017
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First-Footing

The Scottish New Year Celebration

Happy New Year! As the holidays wind down and we nurse those hangovers from our New Year festivities, it’s comforting to know we’re in good company as we reach for the bottle of aspirin. People worldwide, no matter what race or religion, celebrate the new year in some form. There are many customs and traditions […]