Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion in Philadelphia, PA.


Mourning the passing and celebrating the life of Audrey R. Johnson-Thornton

Audrey R. Johnson-Thornton, 93, mother of our dear friend, close colleague, and fellow school choice advocate, Dr. Naomi Johnson-Booker, has gone home to her Lord. Mrs. Audrey was the force behind the restoration of Belmont Mansion and a respected figure in black women’s service organizations. She passed away at home Monday, April 8.

A viewing was held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Belmont Mansion, 2000 Belmont Mansion Dr. Another viewing started at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, was followed by 10 a.m. funeral services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5421 Germantown Ave. Burial was at Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd.


Belmont Mansion Addition
Two-year project is finally complete at Belmont Mansion with the building of the state-of-the-art Cornelia Wells Conference Center in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.

Reenactors Available for Your Event The Belmont Mansion reenactors are now available to appear at your event. Contact Belmont Mansion to find out more >

Histories Learn about Cornelia Wells, and her life as a freed slave at Belmont Mansion.

Press Releases

The Historic Belmont Mansion/Underground Railroad Museum Selected as A 2012 Ann's Love Builds Service Initiative (ALBSI) Site

The Mansion's Link to the American Revolution

The Belmont Mansion Returns to its Roots with the Obama Community Garden

President of American Women's Heritage Society To Receive Drum Major Award

Belmont Mansion To Be Featured On WHYY Channel 12 In Philadelphia

Belmont Mansion Awarded Major Preservation Resource

Newsletters And Flyers

Quilt Share And Workshop (PDF File)

Fall 2008 Newsletter (PDF file)

Winter 2008 Newsletter (PDF file)

Click the link above to view the newsletter or flyer in your browser. Or right-click on the link, click "Save Target As" then save the file to a folder on your computer.

You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read newsletters or flyers. You can get a free copy of Adobe Reader at www.adobe.com.

picBadge Facebook Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest news!

Color photo of old fashioned outdoor light affixed to yellow brick wall of Belmont Mansion.
Outdoor light brightens the porch of Belmont Mansion.

Related Links

Contact Us

Get Directions