A Brush with Nature: John James Audubon Society Center & Stoneleigh
Our day begins at the new John James Audubon Center for Art and Conservation at Mill Grove in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County. We’ll learn about the natural world of birds, the life of John James Audubon and the mission of the Audubon Society. We’ll have a guided tour of the home and a self-guided tour of the museum. Lunch will follow at the nearby Chadwick’s Restaurant. In the afternoon, we will tour Stoneleigh, a 42-acre Villanova estate that was the residence of the philanthropic Philadelphia Haas family from 1932 to 2016. Stoneleigh’s history dates back to the turn of the 20th century when Samuel Bodine acquired the property and built a Tudor Revival style residence. In 1908 he retained the Olmsted brothers, influential landscape architects, to guide him in the transformation of the estate. Over the next fifty years the Olmsted Company periodically returned to enhance the grounds. Our tour will highlight the main features of the landscape and gardens as well as the main house.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fee, guides, lunch, snack and gratuities.
558 – $112
9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High
School promptly at 9 a.m.