Glencairn Museum

Glencairn Museum This is the official page for Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. http://www.glencairnmuseum.org Glencairn, built between 1928 and 1939, was the home of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family for forty years.
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Today Glencairn serves as a museum of religious art and history. Visitors explore beliefs and practices through renowned art collections, including ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and American Indian. Pitcairn’s collection of medieval stained glass and sculpture is considered to be one of the country's finest. Glencairn Museum is open for guided tours and events. Guided tours are offered Tuesdays through Fridays at 2:30pm, and weekends at 1, 1:45, 2:30 and 3pm. See our website for more tour and event information. Glencairn Museum Social Media Code of Conduct Our social media presence is designed to help visitors learn about Glencairn Museum’s public programs, our building and collections, and related research. We welcome your comments. Here are a few guidelines to ensure that our online visitors have a positive experience on our page. Please stay on topic. Keep your comments relevant to the post at hand. Do not advertise or self promote. Off-topic comments and advertisements are likely to be removed. Please be respectful. Treat others with civility, the same way you would want them to treat you. Do not post personal attacks (deliberately insulting comments directed toward a specific individual or group), racist or sexist comments, or profanity. Comments that do not meet this standard are likely to be removed. Please take responsibility for what you say by posting under your own name; we do not allow alias accounts (and neither does Facebook). Those who violate these guidelines repeatedly may be banned from our page.

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Hey #GlencairnMuseumKids, we hope you enjoyed our Virtual Medieval Festival last month! 🏰 We’ve packaged up all the grea...
11/05/2020

Hey #GlencairnMuseumKids, we hope you enjoyed our Virtual Medieval Festival last month! 🏰 We’ve packaged up all the great family-friendly activities from the festival so that you can do them at any time! Check out our Educational Resources page to get started: bit.ly/34TXC6z

The view from Glencairn’s tower at sunset, November 3rd, 2020.
11/04/2020

The view from Glencairn’s tower at sunset, November 3rd, 2020.

#SundayEveningJigsaw This bronze statuette of the mummiform Osiris, king of the underworld and judge of the dead, dates ...
11/01/2020
Ancient Egyptian Statuette of Osiris (22nd-26th Dynasty) - jigsaw puzzle (40 pieces)

#SundayEveningJigsaw This bronze statuette of the mummiform Osiris, king of the underworld and judge of the dead, dates to the 22nd-26th Dynasty. In Ancient Egypt the myth of Osiris, a legendary king murdered by his evil brother, was re-enacted through the ritual of embalming, which transformed the mummy into a reborn Osiris. Click below to assemble this object as an online jigsaw puzzle. #MuseumJigsaws

Free online jigsaw puzzle game

10/31/2020

Myth and Magic at the Museum is happening today until 5pm. Take part in the wizard themed Scavenger Hunt, and visit Google the barn owl beginning at 2!

Happy #Halloween! 🎃 This is Glencairn decorated for Halloween when the Pitcairn family lived here. On November 9, 1937, ...
10/31/2020

Happy #Halloween! 🎃 This is Glencairn decorated for Halloween when the Pitcairn family lived here. On November 9, 1937, Raymond Pitcairn wrote to a friend, "The children had a Hallowe’en party in the basement room, which we call the 'Cairn' room, which was successful and decorated with corn and pumpkins, etc. Looked most attractive.”

#glencairnmuseumkids it’s time for Myth and Magic at the Museum! This week only enjoy a free, all outdoor, digital, magi...
10/26/2020

#glencairnmuseumkids it’s time for Myth and Magic at the Museum! This week only enjoy a free, all outdoor, digital, magical scavenger hunt for you and your family! Details can be found on our website here: bit.ly/3dXAffn On Saturday, October 31st from 2-5pm dress up for Halloween and visit us to do the hunt, and to see a live owl demonstration!

10/26/2020
Thank you!

Thank you for spending the week with us! We hope you enjoyed our Virtual Medieval Festival, and appreciate your patience as we navigated unchartered waters.

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #manythanks #wehavethebestdemonstrators

10/25/2020

Gregory Wojtera is a master-class falconer, wildlife educator and bird trainer. He has been practicing the art of falconry since 2010 and working as an educator most of his adult life. His experience includes working with hawks, falcons and owls.
http://www.mastersoftheskies.org/

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #Falconry #MedievalLife

10/24/2020

Live Q&A with Rangle and Gregory. Ask your questions here!

Rangle and Gregory Wojtera will be taking questions after a quick break!
10/24/2020

Rangle and Gregory Wojtera will be taking questions after a quick break!

10/24/2020
10/24/2020

Join us in a few minutes for a live visit with Rangle and Gregory Wojtera!

10/24/2020

Paul Butler teaches about the hurdy-gurdy.

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #medievalinstruments #hurdygurdy

10/24/2020

Chris Alt teaches us about the sword technique of winding.

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #swords #MedievalLife

10/24/2020

Join Leah Smith, a Glencairn educator, as she talks about Rome, and gives some closing thoughts.

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #pilgrimage #Rome #MedievalLife

We hope you're enjoying our Virtual Medieval Festival! It's not over yet. We've got some fun things coming up this weeke...
10/23/2020

We hope you're enjoying our Virtual Medieval Festival! It's not over yet. We've got some fun things coming up this weekend.

Visit this page Saturday and Sunday at the times listed below to see live demonstrations of falconry and glassblowing!

Have questions for them? Write them in the comments and we'll have them answered!

All of our videos can be seen by visiting our YouTube Medieval Festival play list bit.ly/37i7Uix.

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #glassblowing #falconry #medievallife

10/23/2020

Paul Butler is a multi-instrumentalist who researches, plays, and occasionally builds medieval and renaissance instruments.

http://crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/pcbmusic.html

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #medievalinstruments #citole

10/23/2020

Ms. vonMedicus is an artist, specializing in the sacred arts. Her work is in private and public collections internationally. Ms. vonMedicus teaches studio art at Villanova University and private workshops for the Prosopon School of Iconology.

For more information, please visit https://www.susanvonmedicus.com/

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #manuscriptillumination #medievalmanuscripts

10/23/2020

In this series, Leah Smith, a Glencairn Museum Educator, will teach viewers about medieval pilgrimages and pilgrimage sites. Join her as she teaches viewers about medieval pilgrimages and pilgrimage sites. Join her as she teaches about sites in Spain, including Santiago de Compostella.

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #pilgrimage #SantiagodeCompostella

10/22/2020

Paul Butler has appeared at Renaissance faires, museums, and schools performing and demonstrating historical music. Learn more about the Bray Harp from Paul!

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #GlencairnMuseumKids #BrayHarp

10/22/2020

Chris Alt has his Master's degree in Classic and Medieval history. He loves sharing his knowledge with others and is always looking to learn more about swords. Take a look at "Pointers for Knighthood Part II".

For more information on working with Chris, please contact Glencairn Museum at [email protected].

#GlencairnMedievalFestival #knights #MedievalHistory

10/22/2020

Join Leah Smith, a Glencairn Museum Educator, as she teaches about sites in France.
#GlencairnMedievalFestival #GlencairnMuseumKids #SainteChapelle #medievalpilgrimage

Have you tried any of the activities from the Medieval Demonstrators yet? Create a passport to go on your pilgrimage, cr...
10/21/2020
Annual Event | Virtual Medieval Festival — Glencairn Museum

Have you tried any of the activities from the Medieval Demonstrators yet?

Create a passport to go on your pilgrimage, create your own printing press using potatoes, train for knighthood, have a sing-a-long and more! Visit the event page on our website to find all of the At-Home Activities.
#GlencairnMedievalFestival #pilgrimage #GlencairnMuseumKids

Monday, October 19 – Sunday, October 25, 2020 Free Demonstrator videos will be posted daily to social media and this event page. Glencairn Museum’s Virtual Medieval Festival is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art, and beliefs from your home. Travel on a virtual pilgrimage to lear...

10/21/2020

Paul Butler started off as a classically trained musician on violin and viola, and developed a strong interest in early music, especially music of the medieval period. Check out the lyre!
For more information about Paul, visit http://crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/

#glencairnmedievalfestival #medievalinstruments #lyre

10/21/2020
Medieval Festival - Pilgrimage: Canterbury

Leah Smith is a Glencairn Museum Educator. In this series, she will teach viewers about medieval pilgrimages and pilgrimage sites.

Join her as she teaches about sites in England, like Canterbury.
#glencairnmedievalfestival #canterbury #pilgrimage #chauser

It’s here! This week is our Virtual Medieval Festival, and there is so much to explore for #GlencairnMuseumKids! Head ov...
10/20/2020

It’s here! This week is our Virtual Medieval Festival, and there is so much to explore for #GlencairnMuseumKids! Head over to our website event page (bit.ly/35dxaUr) to check out the demonstration videos that launch each day, as well as a collection of fun and family-friendly activities to bring the Medieval Festival home to you! #MuseumFromHome
#GlencairnMedievalFestival

Our Virtual Medieval Festival started today! Did you go on a Pilgrimage? How about learn to be a knight? Meet a choirboo...
10/19/2020

Our Virtual Medieval Festival started today! Did you go on a Pilgrimage? How about learn to be a knight? Meet a choirbook?

Well you can! Visit bit.ly/37i7Uix or direct links to the videos in the comments.

Address

1001 Cathedral Rd
Bryn Athyn, PA
19009

Opening Hours

Tuesday 14:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 14:00 - 16:30
Thursday 14:00 - 16:30
Friday 14:00 - 16:30
Saturday 13:00 - 16:30
Sunday 13:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(267) 502-2600

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