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Fantastic Philadelphia: Mt. Moriah Cemetery and Bartram's Gardens (Class is Full)
Historic Mount Moriah Cemetery, incorporated in 1855, is the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania, encompassing 380 acres. For many years it suffered from neglect and mismanagement due in large part to the lack of a clear owner. It has two military plots dating back to the Civil War and an ornate brownstone gatehouse. Learn about the history and future of Mt Moriah and tour the gravesites of some of the well-known Philadelphians buried there. We will then head to Bartram’s Garden, the home of plantsman John Bartram, for lunch and a tour. The 1728 house and the front garden have undergone large-scale renovation. The "Carr Garden" has been restored to reflect its early 19th-century peak as a nursery for new species from Asia. We will tour the house and learn about the recently completed restoration project. Meet at the Arboretum. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. We will travel by van. The fee includes admissions, which helps support Mt. Moriah and Bartram’s, lunch, and van transportation.

NEW DATE: Friday, October 14
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Single class scheduled on 10/14/2016 at 8:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $95.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

Reclaiming Industrial Philadelphia: Rail Park, the Reading Viaduct, Pier 68, and Metropolis Farms (Class is Full)
Aaron Goldblatt
Executive Member, Friends of Rail Park

Join us for a street-level walking tour along the proposed three-mile Rail Park site. Learn more about the historic Reading Viaduct, and plans for creating an elevated park. The Viaduct, which carried trains into the city for almost 100 years, transects diverse and rapidly redeveloping neighborhoods just north of Center City. Redevelopment of the Viaduct into a park is underway, with great views of local neighborhoods and the Philadelphia skyline. We will visit Pier 68 in South Philly, the third pier park to open on the Delaware River Waterfront, for a picnic lunch. We will then go to nearby Metropolis Farms where herbs and vegetables grow year-round inside city buildings without pesticides or herbicides. We will learn about the company, which harvests and delivers fresh produce the same day to local stores and restaurants. Walking and standing is required for this trip. Lunch will be provided. We leave from the Arboretum by bus. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk.

Friday, October 7
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/7/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $95.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

Walking Tour of West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Barry Jeffries
Landscape Architect and Morris Arboretum Guide

Come join us as we explore historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery and its natural beauty as the seasons change. Located in Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, overlooking the Schuylkill River and Manayunk, the cemetery’s 185 acres are arranged in the "landscape lawn" manner with winding roads and undulating hills accented by distinctive specimen trees. We will examine its compelling landscape history and beauty as well as its stunning architectural treasures. Recognized as a national historic register site, it contains over 275 free-standing family mausoleums, commemorating the lives of many famous Philadelphians. Some notables include W. Atlee Burpee, pioneer seedsman, Anna Jarvis, founder of Mothers’ Day, and many late 19th-century
industrialists. We will meet at West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Follow the directional signs from the cemetery entrance at Belmont Avenue to the Conservatory/Bell Tower where we will meet. For directions to the cemetery, visit website at: www.forever-care.com/contact.php.

Saturday, October 15
1 - 3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/15/2016 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

Tour of Bryn Athyn: The Cathedral, Museum, & Home
We will visit three beautiful Bryn Athyn sites: the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Glencairn Museum, and Cairnwood. Construction of the majestic Gothic-Romanesque Bryn Athyn Cathedral started in 1913 and took more than 30 years to complete. It was built with a strong "arts and crafts" influence, made possible because of the skills of authentic Medieval guild craftsmen immigrants. Glencairn was the home of Raymond Pitcairn and was built in the Romanesque style between 1928 and 1939. Today,
it is a museum with stunning stained glass windows. It contains art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods including Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Medieval Christian Europe, Asia, and America. We will also see Cairnwood, home of industrialist John Pitcairn and his family. Designed in the 1890s, it evokes the grandeur of the Gilded Age with its intimacy, beauty, and elegance. We will meet at the Arboretum. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. Lunch is included.

Wednesday, October 26
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/26/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $105.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $90.00 ea.

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