February/March 2015 Events Calendar BCWJ ~ Page 41 February & March Through March 15 Exhibit: House & Home At the Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street Doylestown, PA. What makes a house a home? Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the ﬂagship installation at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, House and Home tours audiences through the past and present of houses both familiar and surprising. It explores the varied history and cultural meanings of the American home, from the Colonial period to today, through ﬁlm clips, construction materials, domestic artifacts, photographs, and “please touch” elements. A companion exhibit features a selection of artifacts highlighting Henry Mercer’s investigations into “old houses”—particularly log structures and stone farmhouses. House and Home has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by MidAmerica Arts Alliance. House & Home was organized by the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., and curated by Sarah Leavitt. Additional support was provided by the Home Depot Foundation. Contact: 215-345-0210, mercermuseum.org February 8 • 2pm African-American History Month Program: Searching for the Life of Harriet Hemings At the Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street Doylestown, PA. Believed to be one of the offspring of the secret relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Harriet was born into slavery in 1801 at Monticello. Sometime in 1822 Harriet, with $50 tucked away in her clothing, boarded a stagecoach to Philadelphia and all but disappeared. Her identity as a fugitive slave was never discovered in her lifetime. This presentation, by Villanova University scholar Catherine Kerrison, follows Harriet’s childhood, weighs her apparent choices, and documents the detective work necessary to locate a woman determined to disappear from the historical record. Program features images that help to imagine her life at Monticello, and later in Philadelphia and Washington. Along the way it explores the larger stories of gender, race and citizenship in America – yesterday and today. Catherine Kerrison holds a Ph.D. from The College of William and Mary and teaches courses in Colonial and Revolutionary America, American Women’s History, Race and Gender at Monticello, and Historical Methodology at Villanova University. She has served as the Academic Director for Gender and Women’s Studies and has participated in fellowship programs from Mellon, Gilder-Lehrman Research, Villanova, and International Center for Jefferson Studies. Her program is included in museum admission. Presented in collaboration with the African-American Museum of Bucks County. Contact: 215-345-0210, mercermuseum.org. February 19 • 4-9pm “Look Younger Together” From Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano, 400 Horsham Rd., Horsham, PA 19044 and held at the Horsham Athletic Club. An Evening of BOTOX & Fillers for You and Your Valentine. BOTOX at $10 per unit for you (Minimum of 20 units) and a free treatment area for your Valentine. Reserve your appointment. Space is limited. Refreshments will be served. (267) 388-0300, www.HealthySolutionsDr.com March 1 • 2-5pm Bucks County Designer House Empty House Party Meet the 2015 design team. View their design plans and explore the Villa before designers transform this magniﬁcent property. Enjoy gourmet lite fare, olive oil, wine and craft beer tastings, music, Silent Auction and rafﬂes. Please visit wwwBucksCountyDesignerHouse.org for tickets and additional information regarding this event. March 7 • 8:45-3:30pm All About Writing Fiction Spring Writers Conference At Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. $50. March 15 The ﬁrst Music Nation Academy performance Check out our website www.musicnationacademy.com for speciﬁc details and location. March 15 • 1-3pm Fashionably Pearl Fashion Show $10 Cultural Center, Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, 18944 www.pearlsbuck.org/events. March 16 Pearl S. Buck Book Discussion Group Pavilion of Women, Cultural Center Lower Level, Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 Complimentary. www.pearlsbuck.org/writingcenter. March 16-May 26 Pearl S. Buck International High School Leadership Program For students in grades 9 – 11; www.pearlsbuck.org/leadership March 28 • 9:30-11:30am Write a Novel in a Year-long Workshop The ﬁrst of 6 Saturday classes. www.pearlsbuck.org/writingcenter. SAVE THE DATE April 12 • 1:30-4:00 Sunday Open House • Special presentation at 2:00 by Brian Heft Pennsylvania German Gardening Practices The Pennsylvania Germans developed and/or improved upon many of the farming and gardening practices that are core to today’s organic gardens. Join the Historical Society of Hilltown Township for a casual discussion on the gardening methods developed by the Pennsylvania Germans, the applications of these methods to today’s gardens and some of the Heirloom vegetable varieties they grew. It’s worth knowing them - they really do taste better! Free admission, Circa 1840s Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead, 407 Keystone Drive & Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, 18960 info: 267-614-9174. SAVE THE DATE April 15 • 6-8pm 5th Annual John E. Long, Jr. Memorial Beneﬁt The Churchville Inn. www.pearlsbuck.org/johnlong.
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