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Make a Day of it at Ryerss Museum and Library and Burholme Park

"Cortez taking Prisoner Montezuma"  by R.H. Schnider, 1856, hangs over the doorway in the 2nd Floor Gallery at Ryerss.

“Cortez taking Prisoner Montezuma” by R.H. Schnider, 1856, hangs over the doorway in the 2nd Floor Gallery at Ryerss.

Ryerss Museum and Library

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

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

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4444912469_2c5973ab2e_oMake 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.

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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 of Burholme Park

West Woodlands: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646118096500

IMG_1360-g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. You can find him at:

https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/

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Ryerss Museum and Library – Summer 2014 Visit

"Cortez Taking Prisoner Montezuma" (1856), Artist: R.H. Schnider, 2nd floor gallery

“Cortez Taking Prisoner Montezuma” (1856), Artist: R.H. Schnider, 2nd floor gallery

Take a virtual tour of Ryerss Museum and Library. https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646510301296/  This extensive photo gallery doesn’t include all the art and artifacts at the museum and library and we suggest you pay a visit, it is always free on Friday, Saturday and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.  http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

"Arab Hunter" sculpture

“Arab Hunter” sculpture

 

Ryerss Announces Winners of 1st Annual Youth Poetry Contest

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First Annual Youth Poetry Contest (Grades 9-12)
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Winners’ List
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9th Grade
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Frist Prize          Sarah Smolnicki       A Visit to Ryerss  Saint Hubert High School
10th Grade
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First Prize               Melissa Phung          Arab Hunter               Central High School
Second Prize         Jessica Bachman    Untitled                         First Century Gospel
Third Prize            Harry Yang               Time After Time       Central High School
Hon. Mention      Maeve Thomas          Friend Cemetery      Abington High School
 
11th Grade
 
First Prize            Drew Schmidt         Drifting Through        Abington High School
                                                                        Frozen Memories
Second Prize      Kathleen O’Neil             Sky Split Snow       Abington High School
Third Prize         Aajay Gauthier              Maturity                 Abington High School
Hon Mention    Dominick Palma            Lessons of                 Central High School
                                                                          Baseball
 
12th Grade
 
First Prize            Erin Burke                      Anne                  Cheletnham High School
Second Prize       Matt Yoskowitz            Down the Slope   Abington High School
Third Prize          Fatjona Zemanaj         Swing                    Abington High School
Hon. Mention   Matthew Dawson       A Treat for All      Jenkintown High School   
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Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 
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On April 5th @ 1pm Ryerss Museum and Library will host the 1st Annual Youth Poetry Reading in the second floor gallery featuring the poetry of all the winning students. 

Attention Artisans, Crafters, Photographers

Christmas-snapper-197x300Ryerss Victorian Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, December 7th 10am to 2:30pm

Ryerss Museum & Library, Burholme Park

7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

To sign up for a table please email:  ryerssmuseum@gmail.com

Victorian Christmas Bazaar:  A Ryerss Tradition.  Exquisite crafts & gifts, fresh wreaths & holiday decorations for sale. Lunch in the Victorian Tea Room, Homemade baked goods, wassail bowl, Raffles of valuable prizes, Blacksmithing demonstrations outside, Used book sale in the basement, Live music, & Festive decorations. Santa visits at 10:30.Donations of winter coats & pet supplies accepted.

 

Save the Stained Glass Windows at Ryerss

Cupola atop Ryerss Museum and Library 3

Cupola atop Ryerss Museum and LibraryMany poets and lovers of poetry have commented on the great venue that Ryerss Museum and Library is for literary readings. The stained glass windows in the cupola atop the museum are in great need of repair. The Friends of Ryerss are currently raising funds to repair the beautiful windows before the windows fall into further decline and would have to removed. You can help by sending a donation to The Friends of Ryerss, no amount is too small or large. Please consider giving back to the Museum that provides such a beautiful space for our readings.

cupola atop Ryerss Museum and Library 2A letter from the Friends of Ryerss:

THE STAINED AND LEADED GLASS WINDOWS THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS IDENTIFIED WITH FOR SO MANY YEARS ARE NOW IN A POOR STATE OF REPAIR NEEDING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION!
ESTIMATES IN THE MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN OBTAINED AND ALTHOUGH THE FRIENDS OF RYERSS LIBRARY AND MUSEUM HAVE SET ASIDE A LARGE SUM TO GET STARTED, IT’S JUST NOT ENOUGH TO GET THE JOB DONE.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
THIS IS WHY WE COME TO YOU AS A COMMUNITY.
WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU DONATE WHATEVER YOU CAN TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT. ALL FUNDS RECEIVED WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF THE CUPOLA WINDOWS.
HOPEFULLY WE CAN COMPLETE THIS JOB BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHECKS PAYABLE TO “FRIENDS OF RYERSS” AND SEND PAYMENT TO:

SAVE THE WINDOWS
C/O RYERSS MUSEUM & LIBRARY
7370 CENTRAL AVE.
PHILADELPHIA, PA. 19111-3059

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Ryerss-Museum-and-Library/133015956726859

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.