RIVERSIDE CONCERT TONIGHT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER. Sorry for the inconvenience.
It's a rainy, humid day here at Glen Foerd, but it's still peaceful and beautiful. The mansion is open for 11am and 12:30pm tours today. It's dry and air-conditioned inside, come and experience a part of history.
Join our member's only book club! The book club meets every second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM at various locations throughout the year. For more information about the book club's next meeting on Wednesday, August 9, call the office at 215-632-5330. August's book is "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles.
Congratulations honey bee, you've been promoted?! Find out all about the jobs of bees in the Philadelphia Honey Festival's new blog post. There's so many interesting things to learn about bees and there is no better place than the Festival on September 7 (Glen Foerd on the Delaware), September 9 (Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm) and September 10 (Bartram's Garden)!
Good morning, we are open for tours 11 and 12:30. $5 per person, free for members. Come see our newest installation by South Korean artist, Myung Gyun You. "The Forest of History". It's an expression of man's relationship with the environment.
Just one more week until our second Riverside Concert of the season! Pack a picnic and meet us at the riverside! Join us on Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 PM for Rendition Jazz Band. Pay what you wish at the door. All proceeds are equally split between Glen Foerd and the performers. http://renditionjazz.com/
Check out our latest blog post for the Philadelphia Honey Festival! We'll tell you all about how we chose the location for our honey bee hives. And save the date as we kick of this year's festival at Glen Foerd on Thursday, September 7 from 5-9 pm! For more information visit www.phillyhoneyfest.com
Thursday, August 10 7:00-8:00 PM Jean Therapy Bring a Picnic dinner, or just come to enjoy the scenic views of the river and great music! Advanced ticket purchasing is not required, as the concerts are pay what you wish at the door. Proceeds are split between Glen Foerd and the performers. Please bring your own chair and blanket. Concerts are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the case of lightning or severe winds. Please check our website for additional information about our performers or updates due to possible cancellations. Handicapped parking available (tags must be present). www.jeantherapymusic.com
Jazz Age on the Delaware Saturday, July 29 (11:00 AM-5:00 PM) Rain Date Sunday, July 30 (11:00 AM-5:00 PM) Step back in time for the day at Philadelphia's last remaining Gilded Age mansion along the Delaware River, Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of 1920's era music and dancing, lawn games, vintage-inspired food and cocktails and even an old-fashioned pie baking contest. Plan to step out in your best period attire and celebrate the elegance of the era. Jazz Age on the Delaware promises to become Philadelphia's premiere Roaring 1920s event. Jazz Age on the Delaware will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 (rain date July 30). For details including ticket purchasing visit www.jazzageonthedelaware.com
Thursday, July 13 7:00-8:00 PM Rendition Jazz Band Bring a Picnic dinner, or just come to enjoy the scenic views of the river and great music! Advanced ticket purchasing is not required, as the concerts are pay what you wish at the door. Proceeds are split between Glen Foerd and the performers. Please bring your own chair and blanket. Concerts are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the case of lightning or severe winds. Please check our website for additional information about our performers or updates due to possible cancellations. Handicapped parking available (tags must be present). Check out Rendition Jazz Band The third and final outdoor concert of the season will be held on Thursday, August 10. Photo courtesy of the Daily Vacationer
Just a reminder of a few schedule changes for today due to a private event booking and the holiday! Tai chi participants: Class is cancelled for today. CSA members: pick-up has been changed to Wednesday this week. Have a Happy Fourth everyone!
The Gilded Age was steeped in romanticism and wealthy families could afford to adorn their houses with delicate statues that expounded upon love and innocence. Here are three on display in our collection.
Members of the SPIN, Inc. family came for a day of boating along the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River. The staff worked with us and our partner, Philadelphia Waterborne, planning for the big day. We look forward to many more outings. A good time was had by all!
Glen Foerd's neighbors, staff and board members enjoyed good food and drink while watching members of the Delaware River Yacht Club race their sailboats. It was a fun evening along the most beautiful stretch of the river in Philadelphia. Thanks to our neighbors and yacht club members for making the evening so memorable.
Wishing all the father's a very happy day! Pictured are some of the Father's from Glen Foerd's history. From left to right starting at the top: Charles Macalester Jr. (original owner) Arthur Laws (butler during the Foerderer Era) Robert Foerderer (second owner) William T. Tonner (son-in law of Robert Foerderer and resident) William Buchanan Gold (William Tonner's son-in law) James Joseph Mount (Glen Foerd Farm's Dairy Farm Manager) PS: Just a reminder we will not be offering public tours today, but we hope you'll join us next weekend!