“Cortez taking Prisoner Montezuma” by R.H. Schnider, 1856, hangs over the doorway in the 2nd Floor Gallery at Ryerss.
Ryerss Museum and Library
Tours of the Ryerss Museum and Library are free and open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum galleries are located on the first and second floors. Also of interest is the family gallery on the first floor. For book and history lovers you can make an appointment to visit the archives and view Robert Ryerss private collection of books dating back two centuries.
Library at Ryerss
The library is located on the second floor and offers a eclectic collection of books for lending and has an outstanding children’s section. There is ample parking and Ryerss and Burholme Park are only a few blocks from the Ryers Station on the Fox Chase Line and the SEPTA 24 bus stops nearby. To learn more about the Ryerss family and their impact on Philadelphia and the world please read: Robert W. Ryerss – The Legacy
POETS ON THE PORCH – 2015 Festival will be held on July 11th @ 1 p.m.
You can view more photographs of Ryerss Museum and Library at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646510301296
Make a day of it at Burholme Park while visiting Ryerss Museum and Library with the kids at the playground, a lazy afternoon picnic or hiking the West Woodlands. In addition there is a great miniature golf course, batting cages and arcade at the foot of Burholme hill.
You can view more photographs of Burholme Park, Ryerss Museum and the West Woodlands at these links:
Burholme Park: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157602669224015 and https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157649581429746
West Woodlands: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646118096500
-g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. You can find him at:
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Poets on the Porch @ Ryerss
To have a look at our past Poets on the Porch in photographs please visit this link and enjoy: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157624536350361
Poets on the Porch 2015 will be held on July 11th at Ryerss Museum and Library. For more details about the poets reading please visit https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/poets-on-the-porch-2015/
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Join us in the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library at 1 p.m. for the poetry of Lynette Esposito and Laren McClung. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic. Ryerss is located atop the hill at Burholme Park, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. For more information visit: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/esposito-and-mcclung-in-fox-chase-may-23rd/
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Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Site Manager Martha Moffat
Winners of 2nd Annual Ryerss Youth Poetry Contest with Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Mr and Mrs Ryerss, Martha Moffat
presented the winners of the 2nd Annual Ryerss Youth Poetry Contest today. Winning students read their poems in front of a lively audience at Ryerss. Mr. and Mrs. Ryerss, (portrayed by Bill and Carole McMenamin) were on hand to present students with prizes and certificates acknowledging their award winning poems.
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Looking for something to do this Saturday? Need a family fun day? Why not play some miniature golf to support the Friends of Ryerss! The Burholme Golf Center is hosting The Friends of Ryerss Fall Classic, (Yes a fall classic of miniature golf), from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Why not make a day of it and visit Ryerss Museum and Library prior to the fundraiser? Ryerss is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fox Chase Farm is located on Pine Road in Philadelphia. The Farm is part of the Fairmount Park System and is operated by The School District of Philadelphia. The farm is bordered on the south by Shady Lane, on the west by Lorimar Park, on the north by the Pennypack Creek and on the east side by the expansive Pennypark Park. The farm is located at the base of Mount Stanley and its pastures rise along the mount to the top.
The first owner of the area the farm sits upon was Lord Stanley who received a land grant from William Penn. Over the years the farm was operated by various families and at one point in time as a mental health facility, until such time as developers gained control and planned on building town homes on the site. The city of Philadelphia stepped in and purchased the farm and it has remained Philadelphia’s only working farm. The farm is utilized by the City of Philadelphia School District for educational purposes and is open to the general public throughout the year for special events.
A walk along the fence line provides one with a beautiful view of the farms flowing pastures along the mount and when lucky, farm animals roaming about. From the center point of Mount Stanley, a great view of the Pennypack Valley is had. One can make a full day of it hiking the farm and the adjacent Lorimar Park in Montgomery County or turning east can tour the Pennypack Nature Sanctuary and Environmental Center.
More photographs of Fox Chase Farm at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646588633101/#
To learn more about Fox Chase Farm visit
The Friends of Fox Chase Farm: http://www.foxchasefarm.org/
Fox Chase Farm: http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/environment/environmentaleducat
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The West Woodlands are located in Burhlome Park in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadlephia. The Woodlands are separated from the main park by the driveway to the Fox Chase Cancer Center. There are no signs identifying the Woodlands as part of Burholme Park and the only path maintained is a wide cinder pathway along the upper ridge of the valley that a small stream runs through, which hereafter will be referred to as Burholme Park Creek. The woodlands are under-utilized and are neglected by routine park maintenance. The east side of Burholme park with Ryerss Museum and Library, picnic areas, playground, sports field and the Burholme Golf Range are nicely maintained, however the Woodlands are another story. Buholme park was once simply known as Burholme, the summer residence of the Ryerss family and once had an active stable, greenhouses and farming.
Burholme Park Creek
The Burholme Park Creek flows along the Philadelphia/Montgomery border from the northwest side of the park to the southwest side of the park under Cottman Avenue into Montgomery County and empties into the Tookany Creek in Cheltenham Village.
There are numerous fallen trees in the creek causing damming and erosion of the creek banks. One tree and earthen dam is located about forty yards of so from the tunnel that carries the creek under Cottman Avenue that was built in 1938 as part of the WPA project. In the woods adjacent to this area are numerous plastic trash bags filling the forest floor. The creek itself is a beautiful site with numerous rock formations along its length. A cleanup of the creek by Fairmount Park and or Montgomery would seem in order to restore the full beauty of this gem of a small creek.
The West Woodlands
The Woodlands hold many treasures for one who is bold enough to navigate their way through remnants of pathways. In addition to numerous types of trees and other vegetation, there are great rock formations as one descends from the ridge of the park into the Burholme Park Creek Valley. There are numerous chipmunks, groundhogs, hawks, blue heron and various species of other birds as well as an opportunity to observe a deer or two and an occasional fox. The paths are not maintained and are often blocked by fallen trees and an abundance of poison ivy. The paths are not identified nor are there any markers to return a hiker back to the main park. There are numerous fallen trees and trees that are about to fall throughout the woodlands.
There are six locations within the Woodlands that appear to be routine party spots for underage drinking. These areas are cluttered with broken bottles, plastic, beer cases and other debris. These folks who do utilize the Woodlands fail to clean up after themselves and there seems to be little attention paid to their activity by Fairmount Park Guards, city or suburban police. A hunters lean to constructed of wood has been in place since at least 2011.
The West Woodlands of Burholme Park are a neglected treasure of the Fairmount Park System. Proper signage would draw more visitors to this small oasis in Northeast Philadelphia. A cleanup of the Burholme Park Creek would restore it to full beauty, proper maintenance of paths and a removal of broken or damaged trees would make the park more user friendly.
More photographs of The West Woodlands of Burholme Park here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646118096500/
April 12th @ 1pm
Our first installment of Poets @ Pennypack featuring Kahn, Krok, Kramer, Mallouk, Schermer, Sahms-Guarnieri and Todd followed by an open mic is slated for 1 pm @ 8600 –A Verree Road. More information here: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/poets-pennpack-april-12th-1pm/
. Reading poetry about Philadelphia’s people and places
We also have two informal readings before the Pennypack reading and after featuring Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter. http://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/ http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/
11 am – Lions Park, Gazebo, 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. (30 minute reading)
7 pm – Gorgas Park, Gazebo, Gorgas Park 6300 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 (30 minute reading).
We hope you can find the time to come out to Pennypack or visit one of the informal readings. You can check out other Philly Poetry Day events by visiting their website: http://www.phillypoetryday.com/
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