May 2016 Events

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Apr 5 to May 13

Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
1:00PM to 4:00PM at Dining Room and Breakfast Porch

Apr 6 to Oct 5

Wednesday Walk-Arounds
1:30PM to 3:00PM at Meet at the Visitors Center

Apr 15 to May 6

Daffodils at Dusk
6:00PM to 8:00PM at Blithewold Mansion & Grounds

Apr 16 to May 28

Exploring the Spring Garden
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Meet at the Visitor Center

Apr 16 to Oct 8

Saturday Strolls
1:30PM to 3:00PM at Meet at the Visitors Center

May 2

Canceled- Sogetsu Ikebana
3:00PM to 5:00PM at

May 4 to Jun 8

Watercolor Painting at Blithewold with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer
10:00AM to 12:00PM at Blithewold Mansion


May 5

canceled- Tea and Talk Lecture Series: Dolls and the Grand Tour
2:00PM to 4:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

May 8

Mother's Day Tea (Sold Out)
3:00PM to 4:00PM at Dining Room and Breakfast Porch

May 17 to May 30

#Don't Miss Moment Photo Contest
4:00PM to 5:00PM at Blithewold Mansion and Gardens

May 19

A Walk with the Director
6:00PM to 7:00PM at Meet at the Visitors Center


May 31 to Jul 5

Archives and Collections Tour with Curator Margaret Whitehead
2:00PM to 3:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

    From Our Blog

  • Springing into action (May 06, '16)
    Despite the wretched weather this week, we ushered in May with a flurry of activity.  The volunteers helped us pot up 100 dahlias in preparation for planting out in the gardens next month.  They also transplanted Cosmos and Zinnia seedlings that will eventually be planted in the Cutting Garden.  We are trialing about a dozen […]
  • A Boy’s Trip to Europe, 1869 (Apr 27, '16)
    In 1869, 16-year-old Israel Pardee left his home in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, for a one-year educational journey through Europe, accompanied by his younger sister Anne. Israel (known in the family as Izzie) was Bessie McKee’s older brother and became Marjorie Van Wickle’s favorite Uncle. Izzie and Anne had joined the family of their father’s friend, Dr. […]
  • Daffodil Bliss (Apr 22, '16)
    Daffodil Days here at Blithewold are in full swing.  The soft, sweet fragrance of the flowers wafts toward me whenever I walk near the Bosquet.  It’s positively enticing!  I could wax poetic about each daffodil variety we have here, but I thought it would be better to let them speak for themselves.  So, in lieu […]
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