Stenton: By Loan, By Gift, By Bequest: New Objects at Stenton (Facebook Live)

17nov12:30 pmStenton: By Loan, By Gift, By Bequest: New Objects at Stenton (Facebook Live)12:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

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Stenton’s number-one collecting priority is objects with a history of ownership in the Logan family. Many descendants either loaned, donated, or bequeathed objects to Stenton from its earliest decades as a museum. In 1928, The Colonial Dames officially voted “to refurnish the house as far as possible with Logan things,” which has remained a guiding principle and is part of what gives Stenton its viscerally authentic feeling.

2021 has proved an exceptional year for new acquisitions and loans to Stenton. Please join Stenton Curator Laura Keim for a look at long-term loans from Independence National Historical Park, gifts and bequests from Logan family descendants, and a gift from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Stenton remains ever grateful for opportunities to grow the collection of LOGANIA on view to the public.


Sarah Logan (1715-1744), wife of Isaac Norris, bequest of Peter Edward Logan Luxmoore (1927-2020).

Penn-Logan-Watson Relic Chair, on loan from Independence National Historical Park.

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November 17, 2021 12:30 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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