Graeme Park

Graeme Park The only surviving residence of one of Pennsylvania's colonial-era governors. 42-acre park with the historic Keith House, nature trails, picnic tables, a pond, a stream and abundant wildlife.
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State Museum staff in Harrisburg have been working on digitizing items in their collection and making them available onl...
01/15/2021
Argus: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

State Museum staff in Harrisburg have been working on digitizing items in their collection and making them available online. So far they have some archaeological findings for Graeme Park available, which you can view here (search Graeme) - https://5074.sydneyplus.com/Public/PHMC_ArgusNET/Portal.aspx?lang=en-US&d=d

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Happy Thanksgiving! And remember, if your celebration is small this year, it just means there is more pie for you!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! And remember, if your celebration is small this year, it just means there is more pie for you!

Starting your holiday shopping early? Don't forget your Amazon purchases can help support the Friends of Graeme Park.
11/19/2020
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Starting your holiday shopping early? Don't forget your Amazon purchases can help support the Friends of Graeme Park.

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10/26/2020

We are happy to announce our online Halloween programming for 2020! While we can't have you in the house, you can still see the spirits for yourself.

For all ages: enjoy the traditional legend of the Jack O' Lantern as told on-site by a Graeme Park volunteer: https://youtu.be/NmeBIPvan4E

For those who like things a little bit spooky: Enjoy a 12 minute mini-tour of the Haunted history of Graeme Park: https://youtu.be/CEevPLGcTgc

For the Ghost Hunters and Fortune Seekers: buy a virtual ticket to our 40 minute after dark, behind the scenes ghost tour and enjoy a live video Q&A and tarot reading evening with a Graeme Park Volunteer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graeme-park-ghost-adventure-online-tours-tickets-126750639575

As always, donations are welcome and every dollar will help preserve the beautiful history, here at Graeme Park: bit.ly/GraemeDonate

10/26/2020
Haunted History Tour

Join Graeme Park guides Beth and Erin on an adventure through the historic house. This Halloween, we invite you to decide if the stories about the hauntings in the house are more than myth!

For the full virtual tour, please purchase a ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graeme-park-ghost-adventure-online-tours-tickets-126750639575 ! Or, consider making a donation to Graeme Park to help keep history alive! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=4DY37DB87PRZ8

Your ticket price and donations will go to preserving this magnificent piece of Pennsylvania history for generations to come. Thank you, and happy Halloween!

Join Graeme Park guides Beth and Erin on an adventure through the historic house. This Halloween, we invite you to decide if the stories about the hauntings ...

Happy Halloween from Graeme Park! Join Graeme Park Volunteer, Erin, for a traditional Halloween Legend for all ages and ...
10/26/2020
The Legend of the Jack O' Lantern ... As Told at Graeme Park - YouTube

Happy Halloween from Graeme Park!

Join Graeme Park Volunteer, Erin, for a traditional Halloween Legend for all ages and all sensory sensitivities!

There are no surprises, no spooky voices, and no twists and turns. The legend of the Jack O' Lantern is a classic Irish tale about a tricky man named Jack and his meeting with the devil. You can preview the plot of the story here: https://www.history.com/news/history-of-the-jack-o-lantern-irish-origins. This video begins with a mini-history of Graeme Park, then introduces the story, starting with discussing what a legend is and what lessons we learn from stories and legends. Then, we move on to telling the story and finish up with a Halloween Greeting.

If you enjoyed this and you want more frightening fun, buy a ticket for our first ever virtual Ghost Adventure Tour and tarot evening: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graeme-park-ghost-adventure-online-tours-tickets-126750639575

Join Graeme Park Volunteer, Erin, for a traditional Halloween Legend. This story is appropriate for all ages and all sensory sensitivities! There are no surpris...

Article about Elizabeth on the blog of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. The Commonplace book in our collection feat...
10/22/2020
The Muse of Johnson’s Willow: Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson

Article about Elizabeth on the blog of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. The Commonplace book in our collection features the Odes on the Lichfield Willow. https://sjmuseum.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/the-muse-of-johnsons-willow-elizabeth-graeme-fergusson/

This month we welcome John Winterton, Johnson Society of Lichfield council member and editor of ‘Transactions’, who gives insight into a little known American literary connection to Lichfield. Samu…

Half of our little Sugar Maple didn't get the "it's fall" memo yet 🍁😄🍁
10/22/2020

Half of our little Sugar Maple didn't get the "it's fall" memo yet 🍁😄🍁

Today's puzzle features our reproduction summer kitchen. Summer kitchens were used to keep the heat from the cooking fir...
10/11/2020
Summer Kitchen - jigsaw puzzle (96 pieces)

Today's puzzle features our reproduction summer kitchen. Summer kitchens were used to keep the heat from the cooking fire out of the main house and also protected it from fire.

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Moody clouds over the cornfield this morning.
10/02/2020

Moody clouds over the cornfield this morning.

The summer kitchen has been beset with tumbleweeds.
10/02/2020

The summer kitchen has been beset with tumbleweeds.

Our stone barn was built by the Penrose family in the 1830-40s and is a "typical" Pennsylvania stone bank barn. The fall...
09/26/2020
Fall Barn - jigsaw puzzle (96 pieces)

Our stone barn was built by the Penrose family in the 1830-40s and is a "typical" Pennsylvania stone bank barn. The fall color is just starting but we should be here in a month or so.

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This 1871 painting by Edward Lamson Henry is entitled "Drafting the Letter" and features Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson in t...
09/19/2020
Drafting the Letter - jigsaw puzzle (99 pieces)

This 1871 painting by Edward Lamson Henry is entitled "Drafting the Letter" and features Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson in the Keith House writing a letter defending her loyalties during the Revolutionary War.

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Posted by the Millbrook Society. I don't think I've seen this one before. The matching trees on either side of the door ...
09/18/2020

Posted by the Millbrook Society. I don't think I've seen this one before. The matching trees on either side of the door are gone, as well as the one at the corner of the house.

Keith Mansion in Horsham in the late 1800's.

The storage room on the third floor contains our spinning wheel collection. During the Revolution, Elizabeth organized l...
09/13/2020
Spinning Wheels - jigsaw puzzle (96 pieces)

The storage room on the third floor contains our spinning wheel collection. During the Revolution, Elizabeth organized ladies in Hatboro to spin so that American prisoners under her husband's care, as Commissary of Prisoners, could be provided additional clothing.

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This is the Graeme family's tall case clock. It was very important to Elizabeth throughout her life and she wrote an ess...
09/05/2020
Tall Case Clock - jigsaw puzzle (99 pieces)

This is the Graeme family's tall case clock. It was very important to Elizabeth throughout her life and she wrote an essay reflecting on it when she was in her last years. It is in private collection.

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The Betty Lamp in the summer kitchen would have been filled with lard and a wick to provide lighting. Candles, which wer...
08/23/2020
Betty Lamp - jigsaw puzzle (96 pieces)

The Betty Lamp in the summer kitchen would have been filled with lard and a wick to provide lighting. Candles, which were more expensive, were reserved for the Graeme family.

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Dr. Graeme's office was were he would have taken care of the business of running his farm. His medical practice and othe...
08/15/2020
Dr. Graeme's Office - jigsaw puzzle (96 pieces)

Dr. Graeme's office was were he would have taken care of the business of running his farm. His medical practice and other work related to his political appointments took place in Philadelphia.

I've changed up the shape of the puzzle pieces.

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We're now on Amazon Smile! Shop through our link and every purchase you make Amazon will donate a percentage to the Frie...
08/09/2020
Support Friends of Graeme Park by shopping at AmazonSmile.

We're now on Amazon Smile! Shop through our link and every purchase you make Amazon will donate a percentage to the Friends of Graeme Park. There is no added cost to you to do so. You will also find the link on the homepage of our website - graemepark dot org.

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859 County Line Rd
Horsham, PA
19044

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Graeme Park

Graeme Park is a 42-acre park which features the historic Keith House, nature trails, picnic tables, a pond, a stream and abundant wildlife. The Keith House, built c. 1722, is a National Historic Landmark and the only surviving home of one of Pennsylvania’s colonial era governors, Sir William Keith. The interior, upgraded by the second owner, Dr. Thomas Graeme, features original paint, paneling and other architectural features dating from the mid-1700s. The residence was also home to the writer, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, whose husband’s loyalties during the American Revolution would cause her great pain, suffering, and loss, but would also demonstrate her strength, intelligence, and resilience. WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. Please take our audio tour and plan to come back and visit us when we’ve reopened. https://www.youraudiotour.com/tours/1085/

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any new puzzles in the works - maybe some with the house decorated for the holidays?
A safe and happy Holiday Season to all our friends at Graeme Park! Stay well - We hope to be dancing for you next year!
Tapestry's dancers will miss opening the Holiday season with our Graeme Park evening!
The Tapestry dancers performing "The Hole in the Wall" We were hoping to dance again for your visitors in June, but this video clip may tide you over till we can kick up our heels at Graeme Park once again.
Tapestry's dancers are currently "sitting this one out" - but we hope to be dancing at Graeme Park for Living History day in June!
Wonderful event! We had a Ball!
The Tapestry Historic Dancers are practicing - in partial costume - for the site's Colonial Christmas evening on Nov. 30th - and we'll look a lot more formal than this!! With those formal side hoops ladies have a totally new concept of "personal space".
Which paranormal group is running the Investigations?
By overwhelming demand, few more spots have been added to our Haunted Lantern Tours and Mini-Paranormal Investigations on October 18 & 25. Get them before they sell out!👻
Learn about the early history of paper money in the American colonies on 9/21 in Warminster! https://www.facebook.com/events/1314111985421392/
Revolutionary War Reenactment in Hartsville Bucks County on August 17th. See event page for more details! https://www.facebook.com/events/336827147233031/
Supposedly this is the Tapestry Historic Dancers at the Christmas in the Colonies Evening ---or--is it the 18th century ghosts dancing?