The Betsy Ross House's newest exhibit features artifacts, photos and text detailing the trials and tribulations of the Memorial Association as they worked to purchase, restore and open the historic location.
Enjoy beers, cocktails, and appetizer-style snacks at several taverns while your Colonial tippler shares some spooky colonial tales. This evening out begins at the Betsy Ross House and continues through Christ Church Burial Ground and beyond.
Meet Phillis, a free African American woman who was born into slavery in Philadelphia. She went to school to learn to read and was then indentured where she acquired valuable domestic skills, such as cooking and laundry, which she used to support herself when she received her freedom at the age of 21. As a free woman of color, Phillis lived in a growing and active community of free blacks in 18th century Philadelphia. Though her work was hard, as a free and educated women, she enjoyed a degree of independence that many were looking for at the time.
Visitors will learn the history of chocolate from bean-to-beverage during a delicious day celebrating the roots of the original all-American treat. To bring this unique experience to life, the Betsy Ross House will partner with American Heritage Chocolate for hands-on demonstrations, chocolate tastings and more.