ESI is pleased to announce that it is a proud sponsor of Design Philadelphia‘s tour of the Powel House. The event, titled Revolutionary Shift: Design in the New American Republic celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Powel House. The tour will be led by art historian, Amy H. Henderson, where she will highlight the distinct historical and cultural significance of the landmark.
The Powel House is a distinguished house museum which was home to Elizabeth Willing Powel and Samuel Powel — the last mayor of Philadelphia as a colonial city and first mayor after the Revolutionary War. With its mid-18th century Georgian architecture, the Powels hosted many leading historical figures at their home from a 20th wedding anniversary celebration for George and Martha Washington to dinners attended by John Adams.
Come join us as we travel back in time to experience a taste of the social and political ideas and events that took place in the elegant colonial garden, the parlor and the interiors of the Powel’s home.
The event will be held on October 8th, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m at 244 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. To register for the event, click here.