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Historic RittenhouseTown

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6035-6049 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, 19144 United States
215-438-5711 http://rittenhousetown.org/

April 2019

Apocalyptic Wanderings with Tom Rickards

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Historic RittenhouseTown, 6035-6049 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, 19144 United States
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Meet at Historic Rittenhouse Town During a hike from Historic Rittenhouse Town to the Hermit’s Cave and back, we will explore some of the history of the apocalyptic group led by Johannes Kelpius, the Women of the Wilderness. We will explore apocalyptic literature, notions of religious toleration, and some of the early beauty and mystique of early Philadelphia. Ages 12+ w/ adult. Distance: 2.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can…

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June 2019

WissaHistory: Rittenhouse Town from the Late 1600’s to Now! with Betsy Wallace

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Historic RittenhouseTown, 6035-6049 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, 19144 United States
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Meet at the Original Rittenhouse Homestead & Bake House Learn about the rich history of Rittenhouse Town, the site of North America’s first paper mill.  What made William Rittenhouse come to America in the late 1600’s with his family?  How did they survive in the early 1700’s and during the Revolutionary War?  How did Rittenhouse Town grow into a self-sufficient village with its own school, church, and fire station?  Why was it almost destroyed in the late 1890’s?  And what…

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