Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion in Philadelphia, PA.

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


Summer Docent Camp at the Historic Belmont Mansion
West Fairmount Park | Three two-week sessions available | Mondays – Thursdays | Session I: June 30–August 7; Session II: July 14–24; Session III: July 28–August 7
Your child will learn to be a docent in historic places; will learn about the Belmont Mansion & Underground Railroad Museum history; will learn to research National Archives for their own family heritage; will learn the art of quiltmaking; will learn about urban archeology through Philadelphia field trips; will learn gardening by cultivating our Let's Move Obama garden. At The Historic Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park: 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131. More information: 215-878-8844 or bthorn1653@aol.com. Download flyer. Download application.

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

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Quilt Share And Workshop (PDF File)

Fall 2008 Newsletter (PDF file)

Winter 2008 Newsletter (PDF file)

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