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Brandywine Art Museum and Wyeth House and Studios (Class is Full)
Often called the "Wyeth Museum" for its extensive collection of works by the internationally acclaimed Wyeth family -- grandfather N.C., father Andrew, and son Jamie -- the Brandywine River Museum is housed in a converted 19th-century grist mill on the banks of the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. We will have a guided tour of the museum’s Wyeth family art, and have time afterwards to wander in the galleries, go outside to see the gardens, or walk on the picturesque river trail. After lunch, we will first visit the N.C. Wyeth house and studio, located five minutes from the museum. The house and studio, with their country furnishings, retain much of their original character, and reveal a more intimate picture of family life. Next, we will visit the studio of Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s best-known twentieth-century artists. He painted many of his most important works of art in his Chadds Ford studio, which served as the artist’s principal Pennsylvania workplace from 1940 to 2008. Thousands of paintings and drawings were created there, inspired by the people, architecture, and landscapes of Chadds Ford. We will leave from the Arboretum and drive by van. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. The cost of the trip includes transportation, admission fees, and lunch.

Tuesday, April 24
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Members: $85
Non-members: $95
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 95.00 ea.

Best of the Penn Museum & Outstanding Campus Trees (Class is Full)
Peter Cobb, Ph.D
Center for the Analysis of Archaelogical Materials, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Robert Wells
Associate Director, Arboriculture Outreach, Morris Arboretum

Explore some of the University of Pennsylvania’s best treasures with a trip to the Penn Museum in the morning, and an afternoon walk to discover some of the best trees on campus. The Penn Museum is one of the world’s finest archaeological and anthropological museums, and their staff will show us some highlights of their nearly one million object collection. After lunch, we will take a walking tour of Penn’s campus highlighting specimen trees including a 135-year-old descendant of the "Treaty Elm" under which William Penn signed a peace agreement with the Lenape Indians in 1683. The campus has more than 6,500 trees in its collection, and over 240 species of trees and shrubs. Meet at the Arboretum. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. We will travel by van. Lunch and admission to the museum are included.

Tuesday, May 1
9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Members: $75
Non-members: $80
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 9:15 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

Wissahickon Landscapes: Private Arb. & Public Park
Bob Gutowski
Director of Education and Visitor Experience, Morris Arboretum

Personal passion and public purpose shape the tree canopy and cultural landscape of the Wissahickon Valley. Explore with us a private tree collection and public urban wilderness. We will enjoy lunch at the historic Valley Green Inn, and take some time to stroll on the trails. Moses Feldman has been planting his personal arboretum in the Wissahickon Valley since 2001. Emmenopteris henrii, hamamelis ovalis and Metasequoia glyptostroboides mingle in his garden with their native neighbors. Many of Moe’s trees came from the Morris Arboretum plant sales, some of them having moved with him from his earlier Bucks County home, many others were acquired since moving to his present location, and others settled in from the surrounding Wissahickon woods. Moe will share his experience as a lifelong tree enthusiast. We will then enjoy lunch together at the historic Valley Green Inn. In 1901, Lydia T. Morris was a key figure in its preservation. After lunch, the Friends of the Wissahickon will lead us on a walking tour using nearby trails, and highlight recent and historic Friends of the Wissahickon projects. The trip is led by Bob Gutowski, naturalist, historian and director of education at Morris Arboretum. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk the Wissahickon trails. Meet at the Arboretum. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. We will travel by van. Lunch at Valley Green Inn is included.

Thursday, May 3
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Members: $75
Non-members: $80
Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

Reclaiming Ind. Phl: Rail Park, R.Viaduct, Pier 68 (Class is Full)
Tour Leaders:
Aaron Goldblatt
Executive Member, Friends of Rail Park

Bryan Hanes
Principal, Studio Bryan Hanes, design firm for Pier 68 and Rail Park

Join us for a street-level walking tour along the proposed three-mile Rail Park site, and see the section that will soon be open to the public. Learn more about the historic Reading Viaduct and plans for creating an elevated park called Rail Park. The Reading Viaduct, which carried trains into Center City for almost 100 years, is an elevated train track that transects diverse and rapidly redeveloping neighborhoods just north of Center City. A project is in the works to preserve and redevelop the Viaduct into a park with great views of local neighborhoods and the Philadelphia skyline. Visit their website at We will then visit Pier 68 in South Philly. This is the third permanent pier park to open on the Delaware River Waterfront. We will have a tour by the designer of this halfacre pier that was repurposed to be a place to relax, go fishing, and learn about the tidal ecology of the Delaware River. A picnic lunch will be provided. We will leave from the Arboretum by bus. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk.

Tuesday, May 29
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Members: $80
Non-members: $85
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

Architecture & Landscape- Chestnut Hill: Walk/Tour (Class is Full)
Barry Jeffries
Landscape Architect and Morris Arboretum Guide

Join us for a tour of the unique landscape and historic architecture of the beautiful St. Martin’s area of Chestnut Hill. Adjacent to the natural treasures of the Wissahickon Valley, this community continues to be blessed with many uniquely designed areas with historic homes and gardens, earning it the title of Philadelphia’s "Garden Suburb." There are fascinating connections that exist between the history and development of the St. Martin’s area, landscape gardening, and the Morris Arboretum. We will examine this community’s rich architectural and landscape design legacy that has contributed to making this a very desirable suburban enclave in the Philadelphia area. Be prepared to walk. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Meet in front of Building 10 at Chestnut Hill Academy/ Springside School, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue.

Saturday, June 2
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Members: $25
Non-members: $30
Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Chanticleer & Stoneleigh:Two Great Main Line Gardens (Class is Full)
Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Once the Rosengarten estate, today, Chanticleer is a colorful, contemporary garden within a historic setting. Adolph Rosengarten, Sr., and his wife Christine, built their country retreat along Philadelphia’s historic Main Line in 1913, and left the entire property for the enjoyment and education of others in 1990. A guided tour will lead us through the Chanticleer House and gardens, providing an insider’s look into the life of the Rosengarten family. Our tour will be followed by lunch, and then we will head to Stoneleigh. Once the estate of the John Haas family, this 42-acre property in Villanova was recently donated to the Natural Lands Trust to become a public garden. Opening in May of 2018, you can be one of the first to tour Stoneleigh’s lush gardens, winding pathways, and stately trees. We will leave from the Arboretum by van. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. The cost of the trip includes admission, lunch, and transportation.

Wednesday, June 6
9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Members: $85
Non-members: $90
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

Kayaking in the New Jersey Pine Barrens (Class is Full)
Bryan Thompson-Nowak
Jan McFarlan
Assistant Directors, Continuing Education, Morris Arboretum

Join us as we paddle the Wading River through the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Over a million acres of the Pine Barrens became our nation’s first National Reserve designed to protect its ecology as well as the enormous Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer that rests under its sandy soil. This area boasts unique carnivorous plants, tea-colored water, the Jersey Devil, and miles of perfect waterways to enjoy. We will travel by van to New Jersey and spend roughly three hours paddling in individual kayaks. Participants should have some experience paddling, and bring their own bagged lunch and drink. Meet at the Arboretum. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. We will travel by van.

Wednesday, July 11
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Members: $80
Non-members: $90
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

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