THE WISSAHICKON QUILT
by the Friends of Glen Fern to raise funds for the preservation and
beautification of the Livezey Mansion and the area of Glen Fern in Fairmount
Park, Philadelphia, PA.
Pictured on the
BELL'S MILL ROAD BRIDGE:
Built in 1821. Connects Chestnut Hill with Upper Roxborough.
OLD COVERED BRIDGE:
At Thomas Mill Road,
Built in 1784. The last remaining covered bridge along the Wissahickon.
NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN STATUE:
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Henry erected this statue of an
Native American Indian in 1902. It depicts an Indian looking into the setting
Sun in the West where his people had moved. Sometime later the name of Tedyuscung was attributed to the statue.
VALLEY GREEN INN: Built in 1850. The
last of the many Inn's
along the Wissahickon. Open for lunch and dinner. For
Reservations and directions call 215‑247‑1730
GLEN FERN: Livezey
Thomas Livezey purchased the property in 1747. The Livezey Mill for many years was said to have been the
largest Grist Mill in the colonies. Home of the Valley Green
Canoe Club since 1909.
TOLERATION: Statue of William
Penn, erected by Hon. John Welsh. William Penn founded the Commonwealth
in order to carry out what is called his Holy Experiment. He expoused the principal of religious freedom, representative
government, public education without regard to race, creed, sex or ability to
WALNUT LANE BRIDGE:
Opened in 1907. For long, acclaimed the longest concrete arch in the world. Connects Germantown with Lower
RITTENHOUSETOWN: Established in 1690
as North America's
first paper mill by William Rittenhouse, America's
first Mennonite Minister and Papermaker. In the early 19th century it consisted
of over forty buildings including mills, homes, workers' cottages, a church,
school and a firehouse. Designated a National Historic
Landmark in 1992. The site has seven original buildings administered by
Historic Rittenhousetown Inc. The site is open to the
public for programs, events and activities on a year round basis. For
information call 215‑438‑5711
For information about
check the following websites.
Friends of Glen Fern: www.friendsofglenfern.org
Friends of the
Bluebell Hill: www.bluebellhill.com
To purchase the Wissahickon Quilt, call 215‑ 233‑0603
The price of the
Quilt is $60.00