Stenton: Boxed In: Letitia Wright's "Colonial" Stenton Garden Lecture & Virtual Tour

20may6:00 pmStenton: Boxed In: Letitia Wright's "Colonial" Stenton Garden Lecture & Virtual Tour6:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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In this Zoom presentation, Stenton Curator Laura Keim will share highlights from one of Stenton’s archival treasures, the Stenton Garden Scrapbook, assembled from 1911-1913 by Colonial Dame and Logan descendant, Letitia Ellicott Carpenter Wright (1861-1933). The book is a rich and key primary source for understanding the design, plan, and early implementation of what we now call the “Colonial Revival Garden” at Stenton. After the lecture, experience the current garden through a virtual tour with Stenton Gardener, Susan Yeager.
This program is “Pay What You Wish.” Advanced registration is required. Visit to register.



May 20, 2021 6:00 pm(GMT+00:00)



Stenton is one of the earliest, best-preserved, and most authentic historic houses in Philadelphia. Completed in 1730 as a country-seat, plantation house for James Logan - Secretary to William Penn; merchant, politician, justice, scientist, and scholar – Stenton was home to six generations of the Logan family, as well as a diverse community of servants and enslaved Africans, including Dinah, who lived and worked at Stenton for over 60 years. Furnished with 18th- and 19th-century Logan family objects, and remaining in little-altered condition, a visit to Stenton offers an unparalleled experience of early Pennsylvania.

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