Author: Meredith Hutcheson

Lighting the Holiday Star

Every year at Historic Fair Hill, we gather to celebrate the holidays. Together we bake gingerbread cookies, light a star on our grounds, toast marshmallows, and sing carols. This year...

Volunteers plant trees in Fairhill

Eight new trees grow in Fairhill

Over the last few years, we’ve been working together with volunteers and the Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS) to bring new life to our streets through trees. Our work tree...

Can historians find the original Declaration of Women’s Rights?

Can historians find the original Declaration of Women’s Rights?

In 1848, for the first time in the United States, women organized a convention to bring attention to their dramatically unequal rights under the law. Two of the abolitionists...

Two actors at the Revolutionary Germantown Festival

The Battle of Germantown comes alive

On October 4, 1777, George Washington lead American soldiers against the British in the Battle of Germantown. The British had recently taken Philadelphia. Washington had learned that the British...