Museum Day & Shippen Talks | Explore Warren


Museum Day & Shippen Talks

Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Docents will be available from 1-4pm to greet visitors and share the history of the Manor, its people, and the local industrial history of Oxford. Offering tours of the main floor of the building, with the last tour beginining at 3:30 p.m.

From 2-3:30pm, author Jeffrey Finegan will discuss his book, "Colonel Washington & Me", a story about George Washington and his enslaved servant, William "Billy" Lee, who accompanied him during the course of the Revolutionary War. Although "Colonel Washington & Me" is geared towards 10 to 12 year olds, all of his books have been enjoyed by adults who appreciate a quicker, different look at Washington's life. Educators are encouraged to attend. Mr. Finegan’ book sales are “cash only”.

Shippen's rear parking will be open and has limited spaces. Please exercise caution and drive slowly as pedestrians may be on the driveway. This is a one-way only driveway, so please exit along the lower driveway and drive slowly. Our porch is not ADA accessible and there are few steps to climb to get onto it. The talk is just inside the museum (door on porch) and there are no steps into the building other than the porch.

Shippen Manor

Shippen Manor is a c.1754 iron master’s residence built by Dr. William Shippen, Sr. The Shippens were socially prominent members of a wealthy Philadelphia family. The museum offers guided tours on the 1st and 2nd Sundays from May to December, except on holidays.

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