Category: Out and About

March 7, 2019

The Mummers Strut in Philadelphia

We had an adventure to the Mummer’s Museum in Philadelphia. The Mummers Museum opened in 1976 as part of Philadelphia’s celebration of America’s Bicentennial. The Museum is dedicated to celebrating the tradition of Mummery in Philadelphia. Inside are costumes, oral histories, video and audio archives and even an exhibit to teach anyone how to “strut.” […]

January 18, 2019

The Great American Treasures Tour

On Thursday, we went to The American Treasures Tour in Oaks. We were able to see the wonderful collections of miniature circuses and sideshow art, classic automobiles, and twentieth century popular culture of all varieties. They have hundreds of automatic music machines (nickelodeons and band organs from famous companies of old including Wurlitzer, Seeburg), as well […]

December 11, 2018

Yuletide at Winterthur

We were delighted with this year’s Yuletide Tour at Winterthur! We learned how Americans celebrated the winter holiday season from the 1800s to the present. It was very interesting to learn the family traditions of H. F. Du Pont’s during Christmas and New Year’s at Winterthur, including the family Christmas tree, glittering with glass ornaments […]

September 4, 2018

Trip to Chesapeake City, Maryland

Yesterday afternoon, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Bayard House. After lunch, we went sightseeing and shopping in the historic town. The Bayard House is considered to be the oldest building in Historic Chesapeake City Maryland. The “Bayard” name first appeared in the history of the building in the early 1780’s. Samuel Bayard built the original […]

January 15, 2018

The American Treasure Tour

Last week, we had an adventure to The American Treasure Tour. We had a wonderful time enjoying an all you can eat buffet, a ride on a tram car through the museum (over 10,000 square feet) and most importantly making new friends. Our residents were blown away by the spectacular collection of antiques, classic automobiles […]

November 6, 2017

Valley Forge Park Tour

This afternoon, Dr. Nancy Loane a Historian and author provided us with a guided tour of Valley Forge Park. It was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome […]

October 30, 2017

Media Halloween Parade

Rose Tree Place residents were in Media’s Annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 28th. We enjoyed seeing all of the children in costumes on State Street. Residents gave out lots of candy to all of the children. And, some children showed off their Halloween costumes on our bus and gave candy to the residents.

September 28, 2017

The Mummers Strut

Today we had an adventure to the Mummer’s Museum in Philadelphia. The Mummers Museum opened in 1976 as part of Philadelphia’s celebration of America’s Bicentennial. The Museum is dedicated to celebrating the tradition of Mummery in Philadelphia. Inside are costumes, oral histories, video and audio archives and even an exhibit to teach anyone how to […]

September 25, 2017

Lunch Trip to The Bayard House in Cheaspeake City, Maryland

The Bayard House is considered to be the oldest building in Historic Chesapeake City Maryland. The “Bayard” name first appeared in the history of the building in the early 1780’s. Samuel Bayard built the original manor in what was then known as “Bohemia Village”. With construction of the C&D Canal beginning in 1800, the town […]

September 25, 2017

Elmwood Zoo Trip

This afternoon, we enjoyed the Elmwood Zoo in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The zoo first opened in 1924, when a private landowner donated a small piece of property and a handful of white-tailed deer to the borough of Norristown. As time progressed, upgrades became imperative to the living conditions of the animals. We enjoyed a fun-filled, multi-sensory […]

August 7, 2017

Theater Trip to Rainbow Comedy

We enjoyed a delicious meal and saw the comedy show "Buying the Moose"! The show was about how men and women use completely different techniques when dealing with a problem. Sometimes giving each other advice is the worst thing that could happen. And sometimes the worst thing that can happen is the best thing that can happen. One […]

August 2, 2017

Pontoon Boat Lake Tour

On a nice summer day, we went on a Pontoon Boat Lake Tour of Marsh Creek! We climbed aboard the Miss Milford and learned about the history of the park and surrounding area, and we saw the abundant wildlife that resides in the park. On our excursion, we sat back, relaxed and enjoyed the guided […]

March 6, 2017

Tour of Valley Forge Park

It's not Spring just yet but we are enjoying this nice spring weather! Nancy Loane provided us with an enjoyable guided tour of Valley Forge Park. Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the […]

March 6, 2017

Mural Art Tour of Philadelphia

Today we enjoyed the world’s largest collection of outdoor public art during an official Mural Arts Program Tour of Philadelphia. This was a guided bus tour that was full of information that included details about the murals, the artistic process, the artists, and the history of the diverse communities that serve as the backdrop for […]

October 19, 2016

Extraordinary Outing to Linvilla for a Guided Tour

Yesterday, we enjoyed a narrated hayride tour through Linvilla Orchards. This orchard is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. We were up close to the beautiful fields and orchards, and our knowledgeable guide pointed out how and where different crops are grown on the farm. The farm raises dozens of different fruit and […]

October 13, 2016

Guided Tour of Linvilla Orchards

Today, we enjoyed a narrated hayride tour through Linvilla Orchards, which is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. We were up close to the beautiful fields and orchards, and our knowledgeable guide pointed out how and where different crops are grown on the farm. The farm raises dozens of different fruit […]

August 5, 2016

Trip to the Theatre

Yesterday, we chuckled all afternoon at the Rainbow Comedy Theatre. The show was "Perfect Wedding" which turned out not to be so perfect! The groom never made it to the altar and the blushing bride had a nightmare, not a dream wedding! We can't wait for the next show!