Located at 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

12Oct
2022
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TyphoidMary

Lunch & Learn: Typhoid Mary, Irish Immigrant

Poor Mary Mallon, as misunderstood today as she was a hundred years ago. Notoriously known as “Typhoid Mary,” she was a seemingly healthy, determined woman who immigrated from Ireland at a time when just being Irish was enough to arouse suspicion and social rejection.  Being female and being poor added to her problems.  Through no […]

21Sep
2022
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The Coming Out Party of 1929

Written by Margaret Marshall Strawbridge, September 25, 1929 I am basking in the sunshine, gray squirrels are skipping along the fence, a proud hen is cackling from the barn yard, the starlings and blackbirds are whistling to each other from the branches above me and the woods near by. I am living in memory [of] […]

16Jul
2022
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DeadSummer

The “Dead” of Summer: An Historical Séance

Join us for a theatrical, historically-based séance in the spooky, candlelit parlor of the Keith House at Graeme Park. The experience will be conducted in the style of an early 20th century séance when “mediums” and “psychics” took advantage of those for whom death was a very near experience, perhaps having recently lost loved ones […]

03Mar
2022
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Today in Graeme Park History – The Death of Ann Graeme Stedman

On this day in Graeme Park history, 1766, Elizabeth’s only remaining sibling, Ann Graeme Stedman passed away of an unknown, painful disease: the air “pierced with her departing Crys.” Elizabeth believed she’d died of a broken heart, mourning their mother, who had died 10 months prior. “She saw good Anna go: her gentle Soul / […]

23Feb
2022
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Betsy Stedman’s Letter on the Passing of her Friend, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson

On this day in Graeme Park History, 1801, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson passed away at the home of Seneca Lukens, the clockmaker and friend with whom she stayed at the end of her life. Her friend Betsy Stedman composed the following letter to her cousin Deborah Senior in Jamaica informing her of the sad news: Dear […]

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