Stenton: Provenance is Paramount: Silver@Stenton (Facebook Live)

18mar2:00 pmStenton: Provenance is Paramount: Silver@Stenton (Facebook Live)

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On Facebook LIVE: Stenton’s Facebook Page

Stenton’s number-one collecting priority is objects with a history of ownership in the Logan family. 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. In January, Stenton purchased a Philip Syng silver cann that Isaac Norris gave to James Logan.

Please join Stenton Curator Laura Keim LIVE on Facebook to consider the silver objects that were and are stored and exhibited in the parlor buffet including the newly acquired Norris-Logan cann and Sarah Logan’s imported English silver purchased for her marriage to Thomas Fisher.



(Friday) 2:00 pm



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 4601 N. 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19140

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