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It’s a spectacular day for a walk in Glencairn’s cloister and grounds, open from dawn to dusk! The Museum is open today (Sunday) from 1-4:30. The first floor is FREE, with free coffee and tea available in the Upper Hall. We still have spaces open on our guided tours, including our new tour for families: “Time Travelers.”http://ow.ly/BsTWH Call 267-502-2990 between 12 and 1:30 today to book your spot for “Time Travelers,” which leaves at 1:45. Highlights tours are also available this afternoon. http://ow.ly/ywDmI

It’s a spectacular day for a walk in Glencairn’s cloister and grounds, open from dawn to dusk! The Museum is open today (Sunday) from 1-4:30. The first floor is FREE, with free coffee and tea available in the Upper Hall. We still have spaces open on our guided tours, including our new tour for families: “Time Travelers.”http://ow.ly/BsTWH Call 267-502-2990 between 12 and 1:30 today to book your spot for “Time Travelers,” which leaves at 1:45. Highlights tours are also available this afternoon. http://ow.ly/ywDmI

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John Pitcairn and Bishop William F. Pendleton inspecting a large oak tree about to be felled for the construction of Bryn Athyn Cathedral (c. 1915). Check out Glencairn’s current exhibition, closing on November 16th: “Behind the Lens: Raymond Pitcairn and Photography.” http://ow.ly/twt2b

John Pitcairn and Bishop William F. Pendleton inspecting a large oak tree about to be felled for the construction of Bryn Athyn Cathedral (c. 1915). Check out Glencairn’s current exhibition, closing on November 16th: “Behind the Lens: Raymond Pitcairn and Photography.” http://ow.ly/twt2b

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Glencairn Museum - Newsletter - August 2012 - The Story of Cain and Abel: A Twelfth-Century Marble Sculpture

Located in Glencairn’s Medieval Gallery, this exquisite twelfth-century marble capital shows the sacrifices of Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam and Eve.

Sep 9

Glencairn Museum - Newsletter - May 2012 - "Days of Creation" Fireplace Arch in Glencairn

This article is about the “Days of Creation” fireplace arch in Glencairn’s Upper Hall.

Sep 7

On Sunday afternoon visitors to Glencairn were treated to a Tibetan Yak Dance, performed by members of the Tibetan Association of Philadelphia Dance Ensemble. Watch all the way to the end of the video to see who was inside the yak! More info here: http://ow.ly/BcOf5

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Sep 7
Today, September 7, is #NationalGrandparentsDay! In honor of grandparents everywhere, Glencairn is offering FREE tour admission to any grandparent who brings a grandchild with them on tour. http://ow.ly/B6lwN While you’re here, enjoy a FREE live dance performance by an ensemble from the Tibetan Association of Philadelphia, including the Tibetan Yak Dance.http://ow.ly/BblT8 Also enjoy free cookies, tea and coffee. 

Today, September 7, is #NationalGrandparentsDay! In honor of grandparents everywhere, Glencairn is offering FREE tour admission to any grandparent who brings a grandchild with them on tour. http://ow.ly/B6lwN While you’re here, enjoy a FREE live dance performance by an ensemble from the Tibetan Association of Philadelphia, including the Tibetan Yak Dance.http://ow.ly/BblT8 Also enjoy free cookies, tea and coffee. 

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Sep 6
This Sunday, September 7, is National Grandparents Day. In honor of grandparents everywhere, Glencairn is offering FREE tour admission to any grandparent who brings a grandchild with them on tour this weekend. Simply mention this promotion for your free grandparent admission (this weekend only). Our new family-friendly “Time Travelers” backpack tour is available at 1:45pm on Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7. Reservations are strongly recommended, as tour space is limited. Photo: Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn with their grandchildren, posing for their Christmas card in 1957. http://ow.ly/B6lwN

This Sunday, September 7, is National Grandparents Day. In honor of grandparents everywhere, Glencairn is offering FREE tour admission to any grandparent who brings a grandchild with them on tour this weekend. Simply mention this promotion for your free grandparent admission (this weekend only). Our new family-friendly “Time Travelers” backpack tour is available at 1:45pm on Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7. Reservations are strongly recommended, as tour space is limited. Photo: Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn with their grandchildren, posing for their Christmas card in 1957. http://ow.ly/B6lwN

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Sep 5
This Sunday, September 7, is National Grandparents Day. In honor of grandparents everywhere, Glencairn is offering FREE tour admission to any grandparent who brings a grandchild with them on tour this weekend. Simply mention this promotion for your free grandparent admission (this weekend only). Our new family-friendly “Time Travelers” backpack tour is available at 1:45pm on Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7. Reservations are strongly recommended, as tour space is limited. Photo: In 1961, shortly after leaving the White House, President and Mrs. Eisenhower visited Glencairn for two days. During their stay, Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn invited their grandchildren to meet with them. http://ow.ly/B6lwN

This Sunday, September 7, is National Grandparents Day. In honor of grandparents everywhere, Glencairn is offering FREE tour admission to any grandparent who brings a grandchild with them on tour this weekend. Simply mention this promotion for your free grandparent admission (this weekend only). Our new family-friendly “Time Travelers” backpack tour is available at 1:45pm on Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7. Reservations are strongly recommended, as tour space is limited. Photo: In 1961, shortly after leaving the White House, President and Mrs. Eisenhower visited Glencairn for two days. During their stay, Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn invited their grandchildren to meet with them. http://ow.ly/B6lwN

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Sep 4

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Sep 4
A museum—like a time machine—is where the present meets the past. You never know what you might need when you travel through time, so grab one of our backpacks filled with supplies and join us for “Time Travelers,” a family-friendly backpack tour of Glencairn Museum. Travel with us to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and medieval Europe, where we will learn about history and art by participating in fun, hands-on activities in the galleries. Also included are visits to Glencairn’s tower (149.5 feet tall), with its spectacular view of the Philadelphia skyline, and the magnificent Great Hall. Recommended for ages 5-12. One adult for every three children is required. The “Time Travelers” tour is offered weekends at 1:45pm or by appointment. Reservations strongly recommended (tour space is limited). More information here: http://ow.ly/B6lwN

A museum—like a time machine—is where the present meets the past. You never know what you might need when you travel through time, so grab one of our backpacks filled with supplies and join us for “Time Travelers,” a family-friendly backpack tour of Glencairn Museum. Travel with us to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and medieval Europe, where we will learn about history and art by participating in fun, hands-on activities in the galleries. Also included are visits to Glencairn’s tower (149.5 feet tall), with its spectacular view of the Philadelphia skyline, and the magnificent Great Hall. Recommended for ages 5-12. One adult for every three children is required. The “Time Travelers” tour is offered weekends at 1:45pm or by appointment. Reservations strongly recommended (tour space is limited). More information here: http://ow.ly/B6lwN

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Sep 3
Beginning this weekend you can enjoy Glencairn on Saturdays AND SUNDAYS! Glencairn Museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday (and closed Monday). Many tour times are available, and the first floor is FREE every weekend. Next weekend is also the launch of our exciting new family backpack tour, “Time Travelers.” http://ow.ly/ywDmI

Beginning this weekend you can enjoy Glencairn on Saturdays AND SUNDAYS! Glencairn Museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday (and closed Monday). Many tour times are available, and the first floor is FREE every weekend. Next weekend is also the launch of our exciting new family backpack tour, “Time Travelers.” http://ow.ly/ywDmI

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Sep 2
Beginning this weekend you can enjoy the view from Glencairn’s tower on Saturdays AND SUNDAYS! Glencairn Museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday (and closed Monday). Many tour times are available, and the first floor is FREE every weekend. Next weekend is also the launch of our new family backpack tour, “Time Travelers.” http://ow.ly/ywDmI

Beginning this weekend you can enjoy the view from Glencairn’s tower on Saturdays AND SUNDAYS! Glencairn Museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday (and closed Monday). Many tour times are available, and the first floor is FREE every weekend. Next weekend is also the launch of our new family backpack tour, “Time Travelers.” http://ow.ly/ywDmI

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Sep 1

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Sep 1
We’re closed today for Labor Day, but beginning next weekend you can enjoy the view from the tower on Saturdays AND SUNDAYS! Glencairn Museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday (and closed Monday). Many tour times are available, and the first floor is free every weekend. Next weekend is also the launch of our new family backpack tour, “Time Travelers.” http://ow.ly/ywDmI

We’re closed today for Labor Day, but beginning next weekend you can enjoy the view from the tower on Saturdays AND SUNDAYS! Glencairn Museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday (and closed Monday). Many tour times are available, and the first floor is free every weekend. Next weekend is also the launch of our new family backpack tour, “Time Travelers.” http://ow.ly/ywDmI

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"That a house may be built, materials must first be provided, the foundation laid, and the walls erected; and so finally it is inhabited. The good of a house is the dwelling in it." ~Emanuel Swedenborg

"That a house may be built, materials must first be provided, the foundation laid, and the walls erected; and so finally it is inhabited. The good of a house is the dwelling in it." ~Emanuel Swedenborg

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