Around the Village

David Rittenhouse was highly regarded by the Founding Fathers. His works as astronomer, surveyor, maker of models of the solar system, treasurer of the state of Pennsylvania all inspired respect and admiration among the group of legislators which gathered periodically in Philadelphia. The June 2016 opening of the exhibit profiles Rittenhouse’s special relationship with Thomas […]

Our new Site Manager, Christine McPoyle, will be working to address the historic preservation, renovation and maintenance concerns of the buildings and site. She has a certificate in Historic Preservation, three years experience as a historic conservation technician, two years experience as a building manager, and two years experience as an office manager for a […]

Encaustic Collage Paint with beeswax and build shimmering layers of color using papers, colored waxes and pigment. Use this ancient technique on two small pieces and learn new techniques and how to use tools to build layers. Duration: 4 hours Start time: 6:30PM Sunday, May 29th Fees (Includes supplies) Nonmember $82.00 USDMember $72.00 USD Return […]

Historic RittenhouseTown is a proud recipient of a 2016 SOS Grant from Historic Germantown – a collaborative effort between fifteen historic sites in the greater Germantown area! Historic Germantown launched the Sustaining Our Sites (SOS) Fund in 2014 to further the sustainability of all member sites and to draw the consortium sites together in collective […]

On November 14, 2015 Historic RittenhouseTown hosted the first workshop in Historic Germantown’s Elephants on the Avenue series. Geocaching & Creative Reflection with Yolanda Wisher invited local families to actively explore the history and home of one of Germantown’s “first families” and to record their own family history through collaborative and creative exercises. Following a […]

In a week filled with road closures and restricted access to Center City, why not plan to spend a quiet couple of hours at Historic RittenhouseTown relaxing along the banks of the Paper Mill Run or beginning a leisurely walk along Forbidden Drive? Our once bustling village of over 45 buildings on 200 acres is […]