Located at 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

28Jun
2020
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“Oh may we hope some tender twig…May yet be wafted Here!” – Cutting from a descendent of Lichfield Willow to come to Graeme Park

We’ve recently been contacted by representatives of the Samuel Johnson Society in Lichfield, England regarding planting a cutting of the Lichfield Willow (also known as Johnson’s Willow) at Graeme Park. The Willow is a 4th generation descendant of one that stood during Johnson’s time and of which he was very fond, but what makes it exciting for […]

30Jun
2017
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What is Living History?

  By Steve Griffith What is Living History? At its most basic, living history is using trained individuals to help guests understand (interpret) a historical site The two most common methods of living history interpretation are First-Person (when the interpreter dresses in costume, takes on a character, and becomes a person from the past) and […]

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 […]

06Jan
2012
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It’s Better than a Blue Tarp: Progress? on the Roof

After laying out sheets of plywood on Dec. 30 so the lift truck wouldn’t get stuck, the “new roof” project was put back on hold until this week. Tuesday the crew showed up to install our brand, spankin’ new “temporary” rubber roof. This will help prevent additional leaking and plaster damage on the third floor […]

17Dec
2011
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Historic “doll house” miniatures inspired by Graeme Park

One of the things we frequently hear at Graeme Park is how much bigger the house seems once you’re inside, but did you know that Graeme Park was the inspiration for more than one miniature version? The earliest we’ve encountered were models created by architects employed by the Works Projects/Progress Administration (WPA) as part of […]

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