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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art's Member Social | Mount Pleasant

A few weeks ago I noticed that the Philadelphia Museum of Art was having a member social on Sunday, May 21st. I loved when they had a member social August at the Rodin Museum and wanted to check out Mount Pleasant. I also haven't utilized my membership in two months, so I wanted to use my membership to kick off the summer. I thought a member social would be the perfect opportunity.

I wasn't wrong! Last week we had a heatwave, but the weather broke on Saturday (with rain). Sunday was sunny, low 70s, and just beautiful. The weather was perfect. The social started at 4 PM and when Lyft dropped me off, I was amazed by the site of Mount Pleasant. It reminded me of the style of Pennypacker Mill's mansion.

Pennypacker Mills Mansion

Mount Pleasant Mansion

Anyway, I was greeted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and met a lot of wonderful people. I met Peter and Casper - I loved their outfits, which Peter made. I fell in love with Casper's dress. I will admit I was going crazy with taking all of those pictures. I'm just thankful that they didn't mind.

There was a cool breeze through the house. The cool breeze followed us through the tours and exploration. I loved walking through the house and I loved sitting outside overlooking nature. Mount Pleasant was very peaceful and it was nice to have a quiet break.

I'm just glad the weather was nice for our event. I can't wait to go back to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday.


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    You are right, dear friend. After your recent misadventures at the skating rink, the peace and serenity you encountered during your tour of this historic mansion was just what the doctor ordered. I see that the Mount Pleasant mansion was built by privateer and possible pirate John Macpherson and was later the home of Benedict Arnold, but that Arnold and his wife couldn't afford the upkeep and never got the chance to move in. They sold the mansion to Jonathan Williams, first supt. of West Point and grandnephew of Ben Franklin. The estate was restored in the Roaring Twenties by the Philly Museum of Art - all this according to Wiki.

    I'm delighted you had a beautiful day weatherwise and otherwise, dear friend JM. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    1. Hi Shady!

      Wikipedia is absolutely right! :) That information was included in the tour.

      Mount Pleasant was peaceful and relaxing. I'm off on Friday and plan to visit the Art Museum for Art After 5.

      Enjoy the rest of your week too, dear friend!

  2. What a beautiful place! I love the dress, too.


    1. It truly was! Her boyfriend handed me his business card and said something like her dress would be $500. Beautiful, but not for $500.