Grundy Museum in Bristol celebrates 50th with aged time village picnic

May 23, 2017 - Picnic Time

BRISTOL BOROUGH The Grundy Museum reached behind to a Victorian epoch and a Roaring 20s to applaud a golden anniversary on Saturday with an aged time village picnic.

Families and friends brought coolers filled with food, widespread blankets and set adult grass chairs on a museum’s grass unaware a Delaware River where they enjoyed a cruise lunch while holding in performances by a Gin Canaries and a Old City Sweethearts, who kicked adult their heels in loyal “Twenty-three Skido” style.

Behind a Grundy Library, youngsters galloped opposite a grass on pool noodle ponies they combined during one of a 5 qualification tables set adult for a event.

Kids also finished bookmarks, sachets, medallions, penny spinners, coloring pages and paper dolls.

Nearby, others sat on a grass transfixed by a tiny trolley and Oscar Mayer Wiener indication sight chugging around a track. The arrangement was set adult by a Southeastern Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society.

While a kids finished crafts and watched a train, their relatives checked out 5 “How-to” tables, including elaboration by Rose Marie Stripoli of a Artists of Bristol, tussie-mussies with Debbie Mahon, timber toys and collection with Jason Harris of Harris by Hand and “Beard Care 101: Crafting a Better You” by Maestro’s Classic.

They also schooled about a Geological History of Bristol from David Froehlich of a New Jersey DEP, a story of tomatoes from Debbie Mahon of a Hulmeville Garden Club and land-based protected boating and kayaking from Patrick Mulhern of Driftwood Water Adventures.

At a commemoration print booth, library director Dana Barber was on dress duty, assisting visitors collect out costumes for their print memory of a event.

“I’m saying a lot of family fun currently – people unequivocally removing into a out-of-date spirit,” she said. “They like to do a dress-up. They’re carrying a good time with a necklaces, mustaches and a flapper hats. It’s usually fun negligence down a small and enjoying family.

“It’s also a good eventuality for us to prominence a campus,” she adds. “We don’t have a lot of people entrance out and enjoying a behind that often. We wish to inspire people to come out anytime and cruise on a lawn,” she said.

The eventuality also offering an eventuality to work on this year’s 3-D village mosaic project, that this year facilities a iconic Grundy Mill and Clock Tower.

“We got some-more finished than we suspicion we would,” reported Kim White, who stood in for mosaic plan personality Pat Buchanan, who was incompetent to attend. “This is a third project. And it’s going really well,” pronounced White, adding that a village will have additional chances to work on a plan during Bristol’s First Friday events on Mill Street.

As for a picnic, White pronounced she was enjoying any minute, from a dancers to a village engagement.

“I adore saying all of my neighbors and friends and assembly new people,” she said. “It’s usually good to be outward again, celebrating a valuables we have here in a library and museum and enjoying being with a community.”

Of march no birthday jubilee would be finish though cake and ice cream. And there was copiousness to go around.

Museum and library volunteers brought out dual vast piece cakes, one chocolate and a other vanilla, and boxes filled with ice cream cups. As they illuminated a candle made in a series 50, everybody sang happy birthday to a museum, that initial non-stop a doors here in 1967.

The cake and ice cream were enjoyed by many on a grass of a museum where they took in another opening by a Old City Sweethearts and a Gin Canaries.

About a Museum

The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum brings to life a bequest of a Grundy family and a times in that they lived, by a refuge and interpretation of their effects and their late Victorian home situated on a banks of a Delaware River in ancestral Bristol Borough.

The museum is operated underneath a auspices of a Grundy Foundation, combined in 1961 by a Last Will and Testament of Senator Joseph R. Grundy to say and work a Senator’s patrimonial home as a late Victorian-era museum; say and work a village library; and to make free contributions to nonprofit organizations, with a sold seductiveness to those in Bristol Borough.

Senator Grundy, a humanitarian with a plain joining to his hometown, wanted to safety a story and safeguard a ongoing contentment of a residents of Bristol Borough and a vicinity in Bucks County.

The museum and a library, any named in honour of a Senator’s sister, Margaret, work in support of a Grundys’ values: adore of their hometown, county participation, friendship to family, honour for tough work, and joining to education.

The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum is located during 610 Radcliffe Street, Bristol 19007. For information, call 215-788-9432, revisit or email

Mark your calendar

GARDENS OF THE JAZZ AGE Tuesday, Sept. 19 during 6:30 p.m. Jenny Rose Carey, horticultural teacher and Director of a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm will benefaction a fun, jaunty harangue on a “Gardens of a Jazz Age.” LOCATION: Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol. FREE. Space is limited. Registration compulsory during

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT RECEPTION Oct 5 during 6 p.m. Featuring an additional special grand opening accepting in honour of a museum’s Golden Anniversary. Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol. FREE. No registration required.

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT Oct 6 to Nov 4 during library hours . The concentration of a vaunt will be a impact of a Grundy family and a indent on a internal community. The Mill will be noticed from not usually a industrialist’s perspective, though will concentration some-more on indent operations and a daily life of a workers and their families. Oral histories from indent workers and/or their family members will be collected. LOCATION: Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol. FREE. No registration required.

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