On Saturday, April 15 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM, Stenton will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the museum’s historic gardens. Visitors can celebrate the beginning of spring by filling their baskets with eggs and chocolate goodies, and learn about the historic uses of natural dyes made from flowers, vegetables, and animal products, while dyeing eggs that are provided. Event will also feature games and crafts. Children of all ages are welcome. The egg hunt begins at 1:00 PM and Stenton is open until 3:00 PM. This event is free, but reservations are required as space is limited. Please call 215-329-7312 to reserve your space or email Stenton at [email protected].
Stenton, which has been described as “the most authentic of all Philadelphia’s historic houses,” was built by James Logan, William Penn’s Secretary, between 1723 and 1730. Stenton is located in the Historic Logan section of Philadelphia at 4601 North 18th Street (the corner of 18th and Windrim Avenue), just four blocks east of Wayne Junction. The house is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., April through December, and by appointment throughout the year. For more information or directions, call ( 215)329- 7312 or visit www.stenton.org. Stenton is a member of Historic Germantown (HG), a consortium of sixteen cultural and historic sites located in Northwest Philadelphia. Visitwww.freedomsbackyard.com for further information.
This program is sponsored by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which has administered Stenton as a historic house museum since 1899.