Woodford's front door during the annual Christmas tours. Woodford gets specially decorated for the holidays by local garden clubs, florists, and children from the Clymer Elementary School.

Clymer Elementary School children after decorating Woodford's Christmas tree. These children have a special connection to Woodford. Their school was named after George Clymer, the nephew William Coleman raised. George Clymer signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

EVENTS

Love Stories of the American Revolution at Woodford Mansion
Wednesday, February 14th through Sunday, February 18th

This Valentine's week, the history of Woodford Mansion comes to life in the stories of the prominent families who lived there during the tumultuous period surrounding the American Revolutionary War. One can imagine a story worthy of Downton Abbey, when Loyalist, Jewish merchant David Franks fell in love with Philadelphia Quaker Margaret Evans. Their youngest daughter, Rebecca Franks was known for her wit and beauty, and married British Colonel Henry Johnson. Hear the story of Comptroller for the Crown Alexander Barclay and Ann Hickman Barclay, whose portraits hang in the front hall of Woodford Mansion. From Valentine's Day, February 14th through Sunday, February 18th, visit Woodford Mansion to learn more about these tales of life and love during the American Revolution.

Women's History Month Tours:
"The Women of Woodford"

Wednesday March 21st through Sunday, March 25th

Built more than 250 years ago as a summer retreat along the banks of the Schuylkill River, Woodford Mansion has been home to many prominent Philadelphia families. The women associated with Woodford played many roles and their stories are told through an impressive collection of portraits and antiques. Tour Woodford from March 21st through March 25th during Women's History Month for tours focused on the lives and legends of the women of Woodford, such as Hannah Coleman, Ann Hickman Barclay, Rebecca Franks, and Bilah Abigail Franks, as well as Naomi Wood, whose antiques collection fills the museum.

Call Woodford for more information about special tours and events. (215) 229-6115

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OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering: If you would like to become a Woodford volunteer please call Woodford (215) 229-6115.

Donations: If you would like to make a donation to the Naomi Wood Trust to assist us with our efforts to operate, educate, and preserve Woodford please write to: Lawrence Berger, Trustee, The Naomi Wood Trust, Woodford, East Fairmount Park, 3400 West Dauphin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132.

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3400 West Dauphin Street, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 229-6115 | www.woodfordmansion.org