Swanky Garden Party to celebrate Eliza Powel, the nation's Founding Mother

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Powel House

244 South 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Elizabeth Powel, the ‘Founding Mother’ of the United States who history forgot, at a swanky garden party at her former Society Hill home.

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Saved from demolition in the 1930s by an early preservationist, the Powel House is especially full of history.

Join Billy Penn for a swanky garden party at the restored rowhome, where we'll enjoy great food and drink and explore the historic grounds.

We'll also chat briefly about what to do when your parents begin needing help at home. You'll hear from the founder of our generous sponsor Pristine Home Care, an innovative eldercare service that helps relatives become paid caregivers (thanks, Medicaid!) and is also the first in the region to offer LGBTQ-centric training.

What'll we eat? We're planning mezze and antipasto platters loaded with hummus, grilled vegetables, roasted cauliflower, seven kinds of cheeses, blistered shishitos, flatbread, pepper poppers, salumi and lots more brought to you by Day by Day.

Sips will include local cider from Hale & True, which brews the apple booze just blocks away in Queen Village, plus spirits from Philadelphia Distilling in Fishtown, along with zero-proof options.

The Georgian-style house was once the home of namesakes Samuel Powel and Elizabeth Willing Powel.

If Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States, Eliza Powel could be the mama, caring deeply and pushing with all her power to exert influence on the outcome of the impending republic.

Powel’s life stood at the epicenter of the American Revolution. Along with her husband, she entertained Philadelphia’s high society in their rowhouse. But though Samuel was twice the mayor, it was Elizabeth who hosted, bantering and exploring ideas with the men responsible for creating our nation.

If history had allowed, Elizabeth Powel’s name would almost certainly be mentioned in the same breath as the Founding Fathers.

Join us at this historic home for an evening of fall deliciousness and fun.

Tickets include all you can eat food and drink. (Billy Penn members can message us for a discount code!)

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Powel House

244 South 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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