Friends of Ryerss Museum and Library

Friends of Ryerss Museum and Library The historic Ryerss Museum and Library is located in Burholme Park (7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphi

Poignant scene from the park this morning.
09/27/2017

Poignant scene from the park this morning.

04/25/2017

Please note that the Friends of Ryerss flea market, scheduled for 4/29/17, has been CANCELLED.

Mark your calendar!
03/01/2017

Mark your calendar!

12/01/2016
Great time at the spooky mansion tours and the last movie night of the season!
10/29/2016

Great time at the spooky mansion tours and the last movie night of the season!

Another fun-filled movie night at Burholme Park. Over 225 in attendance!
07/30/2016

Another fun-filled movie night at Burholme Park. Over 225 in attendance!

Great time at movie night!
06/25/2016

Great time at movie night!

Tonight is Movie Night!
06/24/2016

Tonight is Movie Night!

Movie Night 6/24!!!
05/28/2016

Movie Night 6/24!!!

Love Your Park Day at Ryerss Museum/Burholme Park.  Thanks to all of the volunteers!
05/07/2016

Love Your Park Day at Ryerss Museum/Burholme Park. Thanks to all of the volunteers!

04/19/2016

Special thanks from the Friends of Ryerss to Councilman Brian O'Neill for his generous Philadelphia Activities Grant to our organization. It will be put to good use.

12/05/2015
Victorian Christmas Bazaar on 12/5/15
11/24/2015

Victorian Christmas Bazaar on 12/5/15

The Friends or Ryerss preparing for the holidays.
11/21/2015

The Friends or Ryerss preparing for the holidays.

Great time at the Ryerss Ghost Tour last night!
10/31/2015

Great time at the Ryerss Ghost Tour last night!

It's not too late to get tickets!
10/28/2015

It's not too late to get tickets!

Today at Ryerss!
05/17/2015

Today at Ryerss!

The chilly weather didn't stop us from decorating outside the mansion.  Thanks to all who came out to help.
11/15/2014

The chilly weather didn't stop us from decorating outside the mansion. Thanks to all who came out to help.

Friends of Ryerss Golf Outing at Burholme Golf, 9/6/14
09/07/2014

Friends of Ryerss Golf Outing at Burholme Golf, 9/6/14

Third Annual Ryerss Petapalooza!
05/18/2014

Third Annual Ryerss Petapalooza!

Annual "Love Your Park" clean-up at Ryerss Mansion, May 10, 2014
05/14/2014

Annual "Love Your Park" clean-up at Ryerss Mansion, May 10, 2014

Another great time at the Ryerss Christmas Bazaar
12/09/2013

Another great time at the Ryerss Christmas Bazaar

11/30/2013

Next Saturday, December 7, is the annual Ryerss Museum Victorian Christmas Bazaar. It runs from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and will feature exquisite crafts & gifts, fresh wreaths & holiday decorations for sale. Lunch in the Victorian Tea Room, Homemade baked goods, wassail bowl, Raffles of valuable prizes, Blacksmithing demonstrations outside, Used book sale in the basement, Live music, & Festive decorations. Santa visits at 10:30. Donations of winter coats & pet supplies accepted.
What a great way to start the holidays. We hope to see you there.

Friends of Ryerss Gardening Club
10/06/2013

Friends of Ryerss Gardening Club

The newly formed Friends of Ryerss Gardening Committee will meet outside the mansion at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October ...
09/25/2013

The newly formed Friends of Ryerss Gardening Committee will meet outside the mansion at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013, to do some Fall planting, clean-up, etc. If you have a green thumb or can help in any way, please stop by.

The clouds and rain didn't dampen this years' Petapalooza!!!
05/19/2013

The clouds and rain didn't dampen this years' Petapalooza!!!

Love Your Park Week!
05/13/2013

Love Your Park Week!

05/08/2013

Reminder, this Saturday, May 11, is "Love Your Park Day" at Burholme Park. We'll be there from 10:00 to Noon sprucing up the park. Please stop by and join in our Spring cleaning!

04/15/2013

Mark Calendar for These Upcoming Events!

Saturday, May 11 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon
"Love Your Park!"
Come volunteer to clean up the park with the Friends of Ryerss as part of the city-wide "Love Your Park" initiative. Also, pick up some beautiful farm-grown flowers for Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 19 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
PETAPALOOZA!!!!
Celebrate the Ryerss' love of animals! Held outside the museum rain or shine. Pet rescue groups for cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs and rats (yes... rats!); pet adoption opportunities. At noon bring your dog for Pooches on Parade - the most Victorian dog wins a prize! We will be accepting donations of pet supplies.
Also that same day:
11:00 a.m. - Special Crafty Kids - 2nd floor. Make a dog puppet!
10:00 a.m. - Stamp Club Show - 1st floor of museum.
2:00 p.m. - Fox Case Reading Series: Poetry by Lelie Anne Mcilroy adn Rosebud Ben-Oni - 2nd floor.

Good times at the Annual Ryerss Easter Egg Hunt!
03/24/2013

Good times at the Annual Ryerss Easter Egg Hunt!

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Cottman And Central Avenues
Philadelphia, PA
19111

Telephone

(215) 745-3061

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This week the traveling beer garden that gives back visits ... Parks on Tap: Burholme Park!! Happy Hour is Wednesday from 5-7pm. Sip while supporting Friends of Ryerss Museum and Library and Burholme Park! 🍻
I'm just curious about the damaged cupola window and the rotting wood on the roof archway. What's happened? Is there no budget from the Parks & Recreation Dept for repairs? Thanks you!
Robert Walm Ryerss would be 184 years old and they had a Party
Author Edward Duffy will be at Ryerss for a book talk for this book "Philadelphia A Railroad History" on March 8th at 1pm. Please RSVP by calling (215) 685-0599. After the lecture, we will be celebrating Robert Ryerss' birthday in the library. Hope to see everyone there!
Two of my latest works are kept in the Ryerss Museum & Library:

1. A novelette "My Glass of Wine"
2. Poem Continuous - Reincarnated Expressions

Dear friends, if you appreciate poetry, please read the books, and I will love to hear your feedback. Enjoy!
It's been ages since I've been here. As a kid I went all the time though. I need to re-visit
I have an old family photo taken on the steps of the Ryerss Library back in 1953. How can I attach and share it here ?
Please vote for me if you like my Poems to win 2012 Northern Liberties Reader's Choice Poetry Award! My name is Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and you can click on her poems to read them if you'd like! It would mean the world to Me!
Enjoyed the wonderful Christmas bazaar at Ryerss!
nice pictures!