LANDMARK, ATTRACTION
Wyck Historic House and Garden
6026 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-848-1690
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      Women's History Series at Wyck: Juliette Gordon Low
    • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    • Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts, always remembered that scouting is first and foremost about the girls! One hundred years later, how does scouting differ from when it first began? You'll hear about the early days of the Girl Scouts from "Daisy" herself, when she visits Wyck on March 11, 2017. After the program, guests are invited to stay, enjoy some light refreshments, share ideas about the program and learn more about the women of Wyck. This program is intended for all ages, but is especially geared toward young audiences. Juliette Gordon Low will be portrayed by Carol Spacht.
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      Women's History Series at Wyck: Harriet Tubman
    • Saturday, March 18, 2017
    • Reverently called "Moses" by the hundreds of enslaved Africans she helped and the thousands of others she inspired, Harriet Tubman (c 1820-1913) became the most famous "conductor" of the Underground Railroad to aid enslaved Africans escaping to free states or Canada. During a ten-year span, she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 of her charges to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, she "never lost a single passenger." During the Civil War, Tubman served as a nurse, scout, and spy for the Union army. She also took part in a military campaign that resulted in the rescue of 756 enslaved Africans and destroyed thousands of dollars worth of enemy property. Harriet Tubman's life was a monument to courage and determination that continues to stand out in American history. The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience highlights and heightens public awareness of the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and the life of one of the 19th century's most celebrated figures. Harriet Tubman will be portrayed by Millicent Sparks.
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