Join Historic RittenhouseTown
In 1984, thirty individuals formed the Friends of Historic RittenhouseTown to preserve, restore and historically interpret Historic RittenhouseTown. Today, Historic RittenhouseTown, Inc. includes over nine hundred members across the country and overseas.
Historic RittenhouseTown has welcomed thousands of area youth to our unique 18th-century milling town. Students experience colonial domestic life and industry by cooking in the ca. 1725 Bake House, learning about the children who lived in the village in the 18th century and making paper using the same tools and techniques utilized by the Rittenhouse family 300 years ago. Our education program meets Pennsylvania and Philadelphia School District Core Curriculum requirements and accommodates most age groups.
A portion of your membership contribution will subsidize the transportation costs and fees for underserved Philadelphia public schools wishing to take advantage of our programming. Memberships start at $35. Memberships contributions of $500 or more have the most impact on our ability to provide subsidized programs to underserved audiences. $500 enables fifteen school children to participate in our two-part education program while $1,000 allows twenty school children to participate in our three-part program. A portion of a $1,500 member contribution provides bus transportation for two schools visiting Historic RittenhouseTown. A $2,500 membership contributions provides for three buses.
Membership fees also support daily site operations and the development of new exhibits.
Your membership includes:
- Membership Card
- Free Site Tours. See hours.
- Discount on all Paper Arts Workshops. See schedule.
- 10% Discount in Gift Shop
- Invitation to Annual Members Meeting
Members contributing $250 or more will receive the following additional gifts:
- $250: Set of six Leon Clemmer Note Cards of the homes in Historic RittenhouseTown
- $500: Tote Bag with Rittenhouse logo.
- $1,000: Fleece Blanket with Rittenhouse watermark
The Rittenhouse Circle is an exclusive group of Rittenhouse family members. An additional $50 can be added to membership fees to preserve and protect the Rittenhouse family heritage at Historic RittenhouseTown.
Rittenhouse Circle: $50