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Robert W. Ryerss – The Legacy

Robert Waln Ryerss on the steps of Burholme circa late 1800's courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Robert Waln Ryerss on the steps of Burholme circa late 1800’s courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Robert Waln Ryerss was born on March 8, 1831 and would be the only child of Joseph and Susan Ryerss. Susan passed away soon after Robert’s birth and Joseph married her younger sister, Anne, who played an important role in raising Robert. Joseph was a partner in the firm of Ryerss and Lincoln, a major import/export business and later became President of the Tioga Railroad Company.  Robert was a practicing attorney in Philadelphia County, served as a Director of the Tioga Railroad Company of which his father was President. Robert was instrumental in the creation of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (P.S.P.C.A.), and in 1883, the Anti-Vivisectionist Society of Pennsylvania. The Ryerss family maintained a residence in Philadelphia proper but after building “Burholme” near the Fox Chase neighborhood and following Joseph’s death, Anne and Robert spent much of their time at Burholme while maintaining a home on Walnut Street in the city.. Anne became noted as an animal rights activist and was known to bring abused and sick horses to Burholme to care for from the streets of Philadelphia. Mary Ann Reed arrived in America at the age of 21 and was hired by Anne Ryerss as her head housekeeper. Reed and Robert Ryerss developed a close relationship, he being 17 years older. There isn’t any information on the nature of the relationship but what is known after Ann Ryerss died, Robert married Mary Ann Reed. Robert Ryerss died six months after marrying Maryann Reed. Mary Ann married the Rev. John Baun in 1899 and the Baun’s traveled the world bringing back items to Burholme and insuring Ryerss will was carried out.

Anne Waln Ryerss courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Anne Waln Ryerss courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

TheLegacy – Part I

The legacy begins with Joseph Ryerss, a wealthy merchant and railroad man who upon his death left a healthy estate to his wife and son. It is from the wealth of Joseph Ryerss that the legacy began. Anne Waln Ryerss was committed to the

Robert Waln Ryerss with horses in pasture circa late 1800's courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Robert Waln Ryerss with horses in pasture circa late 1800’s courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

proper treatment of animals and in specific horses. Anne has been described as a feisty petite woman who made a practice of stopping the owner of a horse who was mistreated and persuade the owner that the horse was in distress and would benefit from a rehabilitation period at her farm in Burholme. In some cases the horses were restored to good health and in others some did not recover enough to work again and remained in the peaceful setting of Burholme under the care of the Ryerss for the rest of their lives. Of note is that Anne was following a family tradition concerning their action regarding the humane treatment of animals in that in 1866 Morris Waln donated $10,000 to establish the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Ryerss’ Infirmary for Dumb Animals 

Upon her death, Anne Waln Ryerss left $30,000 to establish a farm to take care of ill and abused animals with another $40,000 dollars for its maintenance. In 1888 Robert W. Ryerss purchased 80 acres of land at what then Krewstown and Meetinghouse Roads in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia. Ryerss would serve as President of the Board of Directors of the farm until 1895. The objectives of the farm were set forth in its constitution.

  • To provide without cost to the owners a temporary home for horses, mules and other animals belonging to cabman, carters, tradesmen, and other, where a few weeks care and good treatment will enable many disabled animals to work for years.
  • To provide a permanent home for old favorites, whose owners, instead of destroying or selling them, desire a place for them under good treatment for the remainder of their day.
  • To provide either a permanent or temporary home for animals, subject to such regulations as may hereafter be established, and both the number of animals shall be determined by the Board of Manager.
Philadelphia Police Mounted Unit stables on the site of the former Ryerss Farm at Krewstown

Philadelphia Police Mounted Unit stables on the site of the former Ryerss Farm at Krewstown

The farm began operations in June of 1889.  The farm struggled somewhat with finances and at one point in time mortgaged the Krewstown farm and moved its operations to Chester County only to return to Krewstown when the farmer defaulted on the mortgage. Upon the farms relocation back to Krewstown thirty acres of the farm were sold to the City of Philadelphia for $18,355.50 and are now part of the Pennypack Park System. The farm continued operation at Krewstown until May of 1956 when the Board of Directors sold the farm to a developer for $441,550.  The farm relocated and continues operation to this day now known as The Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, at 1710 Ridge Road in Pottsville Pennsylvania. (http://ryerssfarm.org/ ).

The Legacy Part II

Ryerss Museum and Library atop the hill at Burholme Park- Philadelphia, Pa

Ryerss Museum and Library atop the hill at Burholme Park- Philadelphia, Pa

http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

Robert Waln Ryerss married Mary Ann Reed six months prior to his death. Mary Ann was the family maid at Burholme and maintained a close relationship with the Ryerss family. Upon his death it fell to Mary Ann to carry on the legacy of Robert W. Ryerss.

Robert W. Ryerss courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Robert W. Ryerss courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

The adjudication of the will of the late Robert W. Ryerss was presented in orphans court on Saturday May 15. Among the bequests are $5000 each to The House of St. Michael and All Angel’s for Crippled Colored Children, The Home for Destitute Colored Children, and The City Mission. $30,000 for the erection of a church at Rockledge. His large estate is to be equally divided between his wife, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Corporation of the church at Rockledge, and the City of Philadelphia, the last to be used to maintain part of his estate as a public library and park.                

Ryerss Museum and Library and Buholme Park

Mary Ann Reed Ryerss-Bawn courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Mary Ann Reed Ryerss-Bawn courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

It fell upon Mary Ann Reed-Ryerss to carry out the wishes of her deceased husband. It is apparent she did so with much enthusiasm. In 1899 she married an Episcopal minister, Rev. John Baun, (also at times spelled Bawn.) The couple traveled the world bringing back museum pieces to Burholme. An addition was added to Burholme and houses two galleries for public view.

First floor gallery at Ryerss Museum and Library

First floor gallery at Ryerss Museum and Library

The first floor gallery contains pieces collected by Mary Ann on her travels abroad. There are items from India, China, and the Middle East in the gallery. She added the pieces to the collection following Robert Ryerss desire to provide art to the community at large.  Located adjacent to the first floor gallery is the family home and on display here are various artifacts from the 1800’s that the family maintained. Although not all of the pieces are genuine to the house, this gallery reflects the life style the Ryerss maintained.

First floor house gallery at Ryerss Museum and Library

First floor house gallery at Ryerss Museum and Library

2nd floor gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library

2nd floor gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library

The second floor gallery is a collection of eclectic items brought back to Burholme by Robert Ryerss and Mary Ann. In addition there are several paintings in the gallery of great interest to include paintings of the family pets and horses, the Waln family and a large painting of “Cortez taking Prisoner Montezuma” by R.H. Schnider painted in 1856. This piece is displayed above the doorway to the 2nd floor gallery.

The Library at Ryerss Museum

The Library at Ryerss Museum

The library at Ryerss is an active lending library. The library maintains a collection of classics but also has new publications available. The library is managed by the Fairmount Park Commission. Those wanting to tour the museum and library can start here as staff members are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to escort tours through the museum and library. In addition to books, the library contains numerous pieces of brass and marble dust sculptures and paintings.

A view of the ball fields at Burholme Park from atop the hill

A view of the ball fields at Burholme Park from atop the hill

Burholme Park is named after Ryerss house that sits atop the park. Located at Central and Cottman Avenues in Philadelphia the park is a major part of life in Northeast Philadelphia. Athletic fields are used by various youth athletic organizations for baseball, football, and soccer.

Athletic Base Ball club of Philadelphia plays Mohican Base Ball Club at Burholme Park in the Vintage Baseball League

Athletic Base Ball club of Philadelphia plays Mohican Base Ball Club at Burholme Park in the Vintage Baseball League

Adult athletic groups also utilize the playing fields. The picnic areas and pavilions just at the bottom of the Buholme hill and those to the west of the Museum are heavily used in the warm weather months. The playground area is a popular spot for children and parents in the neighborhood and beyond. The hill at Burholme has been rated at the number one sled hill in the city of Philadelphia.

Playground at Burholme Park

Playground at Burholme Park

Also part of the park are the West Woodlands, the land donated separately to the city by Mary Ann Reed Ryerss-Bawn. The West Woodlands contains trails for hikers, a small brook in the valley of the woodlands and various types of wildlife for nature lovers.

The Legacy Part III

Memorial Holy Nativity Church – Rockledge Pennsylvania

Memorial Holy Nativity Church – Rockledge Pennsylvania

http://www.holynativityrockledge.org/

Robert Waln Ryerss was a member of Trinity Church Oxford and saw a need for a church in the Fox Chase/Rockledge area. In 1893 Ryerss established a mission in Rockledge. Following his death, Mary Ann Ryerss oversaw the building of the Memorial Church of the Nativity in Rockledge. The original mission, was moved to the rear of the property on greased timbers and pulled to its present location by mules. Construction of the new church was completed in 1898. The church was

Alter at Memorial Church of the Nativity

Altar at Memorial Church of the Nativity

designed after St. Mary’s Cathedral in St Neot’s Huntingdonshire England. The Church of the Nativity remains an active and important part of the Fox Chase/ Rockledge community with an active congregation and community outreach.

Robert Ryerss Elementary School courtesy Philadelphia City archives.

Robert Ryerss Elementary School courtesy Philadelphia City archives.

 

 

 

The Robert W. Ryerss School, a two story building,  was built in 1900 at Bleigh & Palmetto Street in the Five Points, (now known as Burholme.) The school operated as  a private school unti  1914 when taken over by the Philadelphia School District. Shortly after the takeover the Ryerss School was replaced by the larger Kennedy Crossan School at the same location.

The Robert W. Ryerss Ward for Violent Male Patients .The ward was part of The Lebanon Hospital located in Syria. Funds for building were provided by Mary Ann Reed Ryerss-Bawn to build and staff the new ward. The Lebanon Hospital operated until the mid 1980’s when it was closed.

RobeWaln Ryerss  carried out the legacy of his Step-Mother, Anne Waln Ryerss in the establishment of the Ryerss Farm for Dumb Animals. It was left to the family maid upon Robert’s death to secure the family legacy. Mary Ann Reed Ryerss-Bawn insured the Ryerss legacy continued through fulfillment of  Robert’s Will. She established a legacy of caring for the mentally/physically disabled, humane treatment of animals, immersion in faith, provided art and books to the general public, provided a vast park for the community. This is the legacy of Ryerss as completed by Mary Ann Reed Ryerss-Bawn. The Friends of Ryerss, a community group focusing on Ryerss Museum and Library carries on the tradition of Ryerss-Bawn. ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Ryerss-Museum-and-Library/133015956726859 )

Source Information:

Ryerss Museum and Library

RyerssFarm for Aged Equines

Memorial Church of the Nativity – Rockledge, Pa.

Report of the Director – The Lebanon Hospital- Syria

Easttown Township Historical Society

The Churchman

All photographs by g emil reutter except where noted.

More Photographs

The Museum and Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646510301296/ Ryerss and Burholme Park: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157602669224015/ The West Woodlands: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646118096500/   

15648469158_fde0487b43_o-g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. He can be found at: https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/ .

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Celebrate the 183rd Birthday of Robert W. Ryerss

robert ryerssSaturday-March 8th @ 1 pm

Ryerss Museum and Library

7370 Central Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

Join Ryerss in celebrating the birth of the man who donated his home to house a library and museum for the people of Philadelphia. There will be games, refreshments, birthday themed crafts for adults and children. Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri will read a poem in honor of Robert W. Ryerss.  This event is free!

Art: Surrealism from Art Museum’s collection

There is no better time to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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An article from Philly.com

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Poets on the Porch – July 13th 1 pm to 4:30 pm

The Fox Chase Reading Series 

Presents

Poets on the Porch 

Ryerss Museum and Library

7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

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The Poets

Rodger Lowenthal – Your Host

Rodger Lowenthal 4Rodger Lowenthal  is a poet from Montgomery County. His poetry and book reviews have appeared in a number of small press and electronic publications. He hosts a quarterly reading series at his home featuring poets and musicians. Rodger is an occasional book reviewer and host for the Fox Chase Review and Reading Series. You can also read his poetry in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/23-RLowenthal.html

Bruce Kramer – Your Co-Host 

Telan and Okewole Reading Fox Chase Reading Series 6 30 13 022Bruce Kramer is a writer from Philadelphia. Most of his work has appeared in boring technical documents, medical publications, and marketing propaganda, but he has also been published in the occasional magazine and literary publication. He believes in cold beer, rock and roll, and baseball. He sometimes acts like he is named after Bruce Springsteen, but he knows he is named after somebody much cooler. He has poetry forthcoming from Barrelhouse Magazine and you can read his poetry in the Fox Chase Review at this link:http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/BruceKramer.html

 Mel Brake

MelBrake (1)Mel Brake has won several awards for his poetry and musical talents. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, and proud of it. He lives in Springfield, PA because the water is fresh, clear and tasty. Many publications and journals have published his poems including Fox Chase Review, Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review, E Pluribus Unum:An Anthology of Diverse Voices, Apiary Magazine, Word Riot Magazine, Poetry Ink, The New Verse News and many others. You can read the poetry of Mel Brake in The Fox Chase Review at these links: 2008 WS2008 AW2009 AW2012 SU 

Suzán Jiván

SuzánJivánSuzán Jiván’s poems have appeared in Frog Pond and the Poetry Ink Anthology. Her chapbook Looking in and Sipping was released in 2012. You can read the poetry of SuzánJiván in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/Suz%C3%A1nJiv%C3%A1n.html

Steve Delia

Steve Delia in Open MicPoet Steve Delia has been crumpling balls of paper into the trash can for 30 years now.  His chapbooks are Revisited, Revised, Retyped and 1622 Church Street, Zoo Poetry. You can read the poetry of Steve Delia in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/01-SteveDelia.html

 Alice Wootson

WootsonAAlice Wootson grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Cheyney University which is located outside of Philadelphia. She remained in the area after graduating with a BS Degree in Elementary Education. She earned a Masters Degree in Education and a Principal’s Certification from Cheyney University as well. Alice earned a Reading Specialist Certification from the University of Pennsylvania. You can read the poetry and fiction of Alice Wootson in The Fox Chase Review at these links: 2008 WS2010 WS

Marty Esworthy

MEsworthyMarty Esworthy is a leading advocate for sound poetry and meta-verse. Esworthy is a Megaera-award-winning poet, editor emeritus, Steel Point Quarterly, and renowned poetry impresario, is director of the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. He’s been published in numerous regional and national publications, including Haggard & Halloo, text_TOWER, Literary Chaos, Fledging Rag, House Taken Over, logodaedalus, Syzygy, The International Digest of World poetry, and the Miserere Review. Recent Esworthy tomes include hard reality, Pacobooks, 2004, and The Object Stares Back, Uh-Oh!, T&T Press, 2009.Twenty-Six Javanese Proverbs was awarded the 2006 R.E.Foundation Award for Outstanding Poetry from Iris G. Press in 2006. You can read the poetry of Marty Esworthy in The Fox Chase Review at this link:  http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/MartyEsworthy.html

Noah Cutler

CutlerNoahDNoah Cutler is a retired real estate lawyer living in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He enjoys writing essays and novels, as well as writing and performing his poetry. You can read the fiction of Noah Cutler in The Fox Chase Review at these links: 2010 SU2011 SU

Lisa Sewell


Sewell_abrevLisa Sewell
 is the author of three books of poems: The Way Out (Alice James Books, 1998), Name Withheld (Four Way Books, 2006), Long Corridor (2009 Seven Kitchens Press). She is also co-editor, with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan, 2007). She has received grants and awards from the Leeway Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Recent work has appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, New Letters, Tampa Review, Laurel Review, The Journal and Colorado Review. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches in the English department at Villanova University

Dave Worrell 

DWorrellDave Worrell studied literature and philosophy at Union College in beautiful Schenectady, New York. His poems have appeared in US 1 WorksheetsMad Poets Review and Wild River Review. He has performed poems at Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and Cafe Improv in Princeton.  His latest collection is We Who Were Bound. You can read the poetry of Dave Worrell in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/07-DWorrell.html

 

Tamara Oakman 

OakmanTTamara Oakman, a graduate of Temple University, has completed her Master’s thesis in English—a book entitled, Snatched—at Arcadia University; won awards in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama. She has been published by Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories, Mad Poets Review, and other journals. She is executive editor of Apiary Magazine. You can read the poetry of Tamara Oakman in The Fox Chase Review a this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10WS/OakmanT.html

 

Christine O’Leary Rockey

COLeary-RockeyChristine O’Leary-Rockey is a poet, philosopher and a professor and with a tendency to lose things and incur student loans for frivolous subjects. Greatly influenced by W.B. Yeats, e.e. cummings and mystics such as Julian of Norwich, St. Francis of Assisi and Shel Silverstein, she has failed to come to terms with any real religious identity and is open to suggestions…. She’s been published in a variety of state and local publications, including The Fledgling Rag, The Experimental Forest, Steel Pointe Quarterly, Harrisburg Magazine, and Megaera. Christine is a member of Harrisburg’s infamous (almost) Uptown Poetry Cartel and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in November 2007 by Iris G. Press. You can read the poetry of Christine O’Leary Rockey in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/ChristineOLeary-Rockey.html

 Kimmika Williams Witherspoon

KWillams-WitherspoonKimmika Williams-Witherspoon, PhD  (Cultural Anthropology), M.A. (Anthropology), MFA (Theater), Graduate Certificate)Women’s Studies, B.A. (Journalism); is an Associate Professor in the Theater Department at Temple. Along with Eugene Martin (Film), William Witherspoon is a recent recipient of the Provost’s Seed Grant for Interdisciplinary Work ($50, 000.);the 2003 Provost’s Arts Commission Grant recipient; a 2001 Independence Foundation Theater Communications Group Grant, the 2000 winner of the PEW Charitable Trust $50,000 fellowship in scriptwriting, and the 1999, winner of the DaimlerChrysler “Spirit of the Word” National Poetry Competition  (Seattle) at the Unity’99 Conference, Kimmika Williams has also been the recipient of a host of awards and honors, including: the DaimlerChrysler Regional Poetry Contest (Philadelphia), the 1996, Lila Wallace Creative Arts Fellowship with the American Antiquarian Society and a two-time returning playwright with the Minneapolis Playwrights’ Center and Pew Charitable Trusts Playwrights Exchange.

The author of The Secret Messages in African American Theater: Hidden Meaning Embedded in Public Discourse” (Edwin Mellen Publishing, 2006) Williams was, at one time, Arts Producer for public radio, WXPN-88.5, reporter and columnist with the Philadelphia Tribune and television editor for the Chicago-based “Maceba Affairs Media Review Magazine. You can read the poetry of Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/KimmikaWilliams-Witherspoon.html

 Paul Siegell

SiegellPPaul Siegell is the author of jambandbootleg (A-Head, 2009), Poemergency Room(Otoliths Books, 2008) and the forthcoming wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books, 2009). He is a staff editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has contributed to The American Poetry ReviewBlazeVOXCoconutRattle and other fine journals. Paul has also been featured in the Philadelphia City Paper, Paste MagazineRelix Magazine and Bookslut. Kindly find more of Paul’s work at ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL. You can read the poetry of Paul Siegell in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10WS/SiegellP.html

Jack Veasey

JVeaseyA 2010 nominee for a Pushcart Prize, Jack Veasey is a Philadelphia native who has been living in Hummelstown, PA for over 20 years. He is the author of ten published collections of poetry, most recently “The Sonnets” and “5-7-5” (both from Small Hours Press, 2007).  He is a member of Harrisburg’s Almost uptown Poetry Cartel. His poems have also appeared in many periodicals and a number of anthologies. You can read the poetry of Jack Veasey in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/JackVeasey.html

 Ryan Eckes 

RyanEckesRyan Eckes lives in South Philadelphia. He’s the author of Old News (Furniture Press 2011) and when i come here (Plan B Press 2007). He works at Community College of Philadelphia and Temple University. You can read the poetry of Ryan Eckes in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/RyanEckes.html

 Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

DIANE4Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet. Her first release, Images of Being, received critical acclaim.  Her second collection, Night Sweat, is awaiting a release date. Her poetry has appeared in a number of small and electronic press magazines. In May of 2013 Diane was awarded a grant for poetry by the AE Ventures Foundation. She is the Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review. http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/

g emil reutter

g emil reutterg emil reutter is the author of ten collections of poetry and prose. His work has been published widely in the small and electronic press. He founded the Fox Chase Review and Reading Series in 2007. http://gereutter.wordpress.com/

Frank Sherlock

FrankSherlock (1)Frank Sherlock is the author of Over Here, The City Real & Imagined collaboration with CA Conrad) and Ready-to-Eat Individual, (a collaboration with Brett Evans.) Sherlock is also the author of Neighbor Ballads, a public poetry installation project with Erik Ruin that celebrates South Philadelphia’s immigrant communities. You can read the poetry of Frank Sherlock in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/13-FrankSherlock.html

 

For Book Lovers ….

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On Saturday June 1st ,The Friends of Ryerss, holds their monthly used book sale in the basement of Ryerss Museum and Library from 11 am to 2 pm.  Stop in, get a bag of books and chat with the friendly volunteers.

Book Collectors Alert!

Ryerss Vintage Book Sale courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

The vintage book sale continues in the main library at Ryerss. Books are selling for a buck a piece and you just may find a gem in publications for sale. The vintage book sale is ongoing when the museum is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm – 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

For more information on Ryerss Museum and Library please visit: http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

1st Saturday of Every Month- Used/Rare Book Sale at Ryerss

Nestled in the basement of Ryerss Museum and Library is the Ryerss Used Book Store managed by Nora. The Store is open between 10am and 4pm on the first Saturday of every month. You just may find that book you were looking for or a rare collectable that slipped into the store. Proceeds benefit The Friends of Ryerss.  The book store also accepts donations of gently read books.

For more information on Ryerss Museum and Library visit: http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

Visit Ryerss on Weekends This Autumn

Looking for something new to do on the weekend? Spend a few hours at Ryerss Museum and Library at Burholme Park. Ryerss is open Friday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm and tours of the museum are free.

Visit Ryerss on line at http://ryerssmuseum.org/ 

After the tour enjoy Burholme Park !

Following a tour of the museum you can enjoy the picnic grove for an outdoor lunch, tour the west woodlands or visit the Burholme Miniature Golf Course, Driving Range and Batting Cages for family fun.