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The School of John Morris’s Dreams – October 17, 2018
John T. Morris has one purpose in mind when he buys a farm across the road from his Chestnut Hill estate in 1914: turn it into a state-of-the-art school. Continue reading
Introducing the Servants of Compton – October 26, 2017
A “behind the scenes” session on the servants who experienced Compton (now known as the Morris Arboretum) as their workplace. Continue reading
Morris Arboretum – Ongoing Exhibit, 2013
Ongoing Exhibit. Monday-Sunday 10-4 pm
See the mission of education, research evolve from private garden to public institution. The educational institution and historic public garden that is now the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania was previously the private estate of Quaker siblings John Thompson Morris (1847-1915) and Lydia Thompson Morris (1849-1932). Bequeathed to the University of Pennsylvania in 1933, it was part of the University’s Botany Department until it was established as a separate Interdisciplinary Resource Center in 1975. The Morris Arboretum is the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Estate Years
Ongoing Exhibit. Monday-Sunday 10-4 pm
Display of Lydia Thompson Morris’s china, linen, and interior photos of the mansion.
Free with admission. For more information visit http:// www.morrisarborteum.com
Lantern Slide Salon at Wagner Free Institute of Science – October 10, 2013
Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Wagner Free Institute of Science will host its first-ever lantern slide salon highlighting the historic lantern slide collections of some of the region’s most significant cultural and educational institutions: The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Independence Seaport Museum, Morris Arboretum, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Temple University Special Collections and Research Center, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science.Predating the motion picture, lantern slides were used for entertainment and to illustrate educational programs and courses. This salon will bring together some unique and rarely-seen images that depict a vast range of subjects: from the local—early engineering feats and turn-of-the century views of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods—to the international—the Spanish American War, Early 20th Century Japanese life, 1930s peace demonstrations in Berlin, the Jewish immigrant experience and more. The salon will be held in the Wagner’s unchanged Victorian lecture hall using an original lantern slide projector. Join us for a rare treat as we revive an old technology in order to see globally significant lantern slide collections drawn from the libraries and archives of Philadelphia’s most distinguished institutions.This program is part of the Global Philadelphia™ Exposition.RSVP: https://lanternslidesalon.eventbrite.com/
Bloomfield Farm Day – October 20, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 12-3 p.m.
Come celebrate Archives month with the Springfield Township Historical Society and the Morris Arboretum Archives with a walk into Bloomfield Farm’s agricultural past. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to tour the Bloomfield Farm property, which houses the Arboretum’s oldest buildings – the historic Springfield Mill, a functional grist mill built around 1760, as well as the green roofs and gray water cisterns used in their newest LEED-certified building. The Springfield Township Historical Society and the Morris Arboretum Archives will have exhibits of the mill and the farm house from their archives.As well as building tours, there will be demonstrations, vendors, music, and food.
Free with admission. For more information visit http:// www.morrisarboretum.com