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Arts & Museums
Growden Mansion is a 17th-century estate in Bensalem Township. Located along the Neshaminy Creek, this landmark is also called Trevose Manor. It is named after the former owners of this property, the Growden family. The manor is now a museum run by the Historical Society of Bensalem Township. Take a guided tour of the place and view yesteryear memorabilia, preserved bullet holes, and a testament of the Colonial era.
The Glencairn Museum focuses on religious history and includes religions across the world. Its extensive collection of religious artwork features Asian, American Indian, Ancient Near East and so forth. Apart from the permanent exhibits, Glencairn Museum also showcases touring and temporary collections. Every year, it hosts four festivals that includes Medieval Festival, Sacred Arts Festival, Halloween and Christmas. It also conducts educational programs that cater to diverse age groups. Though the activities and endeavors vary, the common bond is always religion. For visiting hours and tour prices, check the website.
"Dedicated to preserving and interpreting Burlington County's nationally significant history," the Burlington County Historical Society manages the Bard-How House, Captain James Lawrence House, James Fenimore Cooper House, a purpose built museum and the Deliah Biddle-Pugh Historical and Genealogical Reference Library, which is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. BCHS is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
The kids will bug you to take them to the Philadelphia Insectarium, a fascinating museum that is designed to educate the public about the wonderful world of insects. The goal of the museum is to show the critical role that insects play in the balance of nature, the environment and our economy. There are two floors of live and mounted insects from around the globe, a tank inhabited by glow-in-the-dark scorpions, a working beehive and a live termite colony. The big hit with kids is a glass-enclosed kitchen crawling with thousands of cockroaches.
The Archives of the Medical Mission Sisters documents the history of their mission, charisma and ministries around the world. The Mission movement, founded by Dr. Ann Dengel in 1925, established clinics, hospitals and schools of nurse-midwifery around the world. As the Sisters trained local professionals, they turned the established hospitals over to local authorities. They published the Medical Missionary Magazine from 1927 to 1970; this remains the best source of historical information about the community. The archives are open to the public.
Cheltenham Center for the Arts is located in the former George K. Heller School which was the first of its kind in the township of Cheltenham and the oldest public school in the state till its closure in 1953. The Late Victorian stone structure is the ideal setting for this arts center which was founded in 1940. The Cheltenham Center for the Arts is known for its art classes, exhibitions and theater highlighting the work of local artists and the community. Its sole focus is to express social interests in a creative way through artistic mediums.
Trinity Cathedral is host to a variety and series of concerts and other cultural events.
Charles Willson Peale's Museum could be considered the first Natural History museum in the United States. The museum was created by Peale's realization that his mastodon fossils drew a lot of public attention. An artist as well as a natural history enthusiast, Peale started collecting different types of bones, bird species, and several other artifacts, which led to the opening of this museum in 1786. One of the very first museums in America, Charles Willson Peale's Museum closed in 1997, and its remaining collections were either sold or given away to Maryland Historical Society.
This institute, named for the feminist, suffragist and political activist Alice Paul, elucidates the history of this remarkable woman and is also host to variety of literary, cultural, artistic, and educational events and programs, and still strives to advance the equality of women in all areas of society.
The New Jersey State Museum (NJSM) traces its origins back to 1895, and now stands as a proud testament to the region's natural history, archaeology, and industrial legacies. Over the decades, private donations added to the ever-increasing collection of specimens. North American Art, Indian Art, Decorative & Fine Arts are well-represented at this treasure house. The planetarium is a hit with kids who are always fascinated with stories of space odysseys, constellations, nebulae and galaxies. Check website for more information on the permanent exhibits, upcoming exhibitions and events.
This Italianate townhouse features fine wood work, wonderful period furnishings, antique accessories, and much more.
Originally constructed in 1758, this newly renovated structure now serves as a living history museum that features gallery exhibits, tours and summer camps. It is available for group rentals.