Located at 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

29May
2012
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R.I.P. Ann Diggs Graeme – May 29, 1765

Excerpted from The Most Learned Woman in America by Anne Ousterhout: Emotionally exhausted and physically weakened from the relentless pregnancies and deaths [of her children] and her own illnesses, Ann Graeme had long anticipated and been preparing for death. As early as 1752, she had planned her funeral. She had woven her own burial linen, to save […]

21Apr
2012
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Happily Ever After? The Marriage of Elizabeth Graeme and Henry Hugh Fergusson

On December 7, 1771 Elizabeth’s friend Benjamin Rush brought a Scotsman named Henry Hugh Fergusson to one of her attic evenings. Well-educated and handsome, Henry did not own property, nor was he in a position to inherit any. This, and their age difference (he was 11 years younger than she) made him a bad match […]

20Apr
2012
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Gone but Not Forgotten: The History of the Joseph Kenderdine House

It stood on the corner of Keith Valley and Davis Grove Roads for some 277 years, originally providing shelter for Joseph Kenderdine and his family who built and operated the mill on the opposite corner. The success of the mill meant the opening of Keith Valley and Davis Grove Roads so as to provide the […]

16Mar
2012
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Six Degrees of Doctor Graeme: Did Your Ancestors Immigrate through the Port of Philadelphia?

Did your ancestors immigrate through the Port of Philadelphia in the 1700s? If so, they may have crossed paths with Dr. Graeme! As both a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1731 through at least 1750, and the Port Physician for the Port of Philadelphia from 1727-1741, Dr. Graeme encountered thousands of immigrants. As […]

12Jan
2012
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The Graeme Park Story Behind Edward Lamson Henry’s Painting, “Drafting the Letter”

Edward Lamson Henry painted “Drafting the Letter,” the painting in the photo at left, in 1871. You may recognize certain elements in the room as being similar to the master bedroom in the Keith House at Graeme Park.   In fact it is based on this room – Henry painted what was called “historic fiction,” so […]

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