Tour the Glencairn Museum
Saturday, May 13th
Bryn Athyn, Pa.
Glencairn Museum is a castle-like structure built in the Medieval (Romanesque) style between 1928 and 1939, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since August, 1978. The museum is also part of a larger historic district which was designated as a National Historic Landmark in October, 2008.
The museum was constructed primarily as the home of Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn, but was also designed to house the Pitcairn's collection of medieval objects and art. The main floor has been preserved as it was during the Pitcairn's residence, while the other floors have been converted to exhibit the vast Pitcairn collection.
The collection has garnered wide renown, and is rich in history with room after room of exquisite treasures such as stained glass, carvings, paintings, sculpture, and statuary. The museum is closed on Mondays, but guided tours are otherwise available on a daily basis.
Our own May 13 guided tour will start at 3:00 PM and last approximately 2 hours. A fee of $10 per person will apply.
The destination address of the museum is 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, Pa. In this day of the GPS and Map Quest we won't be providing directions. These can be obtained by entering the destination address in the device of your choice.
Following the tour we will be scheduling a 5:00 dinner at the White Elephant, a Thai restaurant located an easy 3.8 mile drive from the museum site. The "Elephant" serves excellent cuisine, reasonably priced in a comfortable setting, and is BYOB. Directions will be provided for those interested.
Questions? Contact Ralph Pillischer at email@example.com or 215 491 3617. Also, if you elect to participate in this event, please advise Ralph by May 5th whether you will be joining both tour and dinner or the tour only.