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April 2018
$25.00

Lunch & Learn: The Walking Purchase

April 25, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 1:30 pm
Graeme Park,
859 County Line Road
Horsham, PA 19044 United States
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In 1737 four Delaware Chiefs agreed  to carry out an old deed which would allow the sons of William Penn to purchase as much land as a man could walk in a day and a half. The Chiefs assumed this would be about 40 miles. Instead James Logan, provincial secretary, hired runners to run on a path that had been prepared for them ahead of time, and the one runner to finish the course traveled 70 miles. The resulting loss…

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October 2018
$30.00

Lunch & Learn: Duel at Dawn – Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr

October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graeme Park,
859 County Line Road
Horsham, PA 19044 United States
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Early in the morning on July 11, 1804 two men met on the dueling grounds of Weehawken, New Jersey. When the duel was over one man was dead, the other a fugitive. As school children we all learned about that fatal duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, but do we really know what went on? This lecture will go beyond the dueling grounds to the story behind the feud that led to the duel. Speaker Hugh Boyle is the…

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April 2019

Lunch & Learn: Hannah Penn

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graeme Park,
859 County Line Road
Horsham, PA 19044 United States
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Three hundred years ago Hannah Penn was grieving the loss of her beloved husband William and embroiled in a bitter family fight with her stepson over who would inherit and run the fledgling colony of Pennsylvania. Blessed with a formidable business sense and a strong will, find out how Hannah Penn saved Pennsylvania.   Join Doug Miller, site director of Pennsbury Manor to explore the life and contributions of Pennsylvania’s original first lady, and in her function as first female Governor.…

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October 2019
$30

Lunch & Learn: The Bryn Athyn Train Wreck

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graeme Park,
859 County Line Road
Horsham, PA 19044 United States
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December 5, 1921. Two trains. One track. 27 dead. 70 injured. The crash in Bryn Athyn of two opposing trains of the Philadelphia & Reading Railway was one of the most catastrophic of its time, yet largely unknown today. Many factors contributed to the disaster that unfolded between Woodmont and Paper Mill Stations in Upper Moreland Township, including the wooden passenger cars, which were equipped with gas tanks for heating, the terrain, and the weather. Speaker Jim Rose is a…

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