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THE MARIAN ANDERSON MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS OF THE REPAIR AND RESTORATION OF THE MARIAN ANDERSON MUSEUM
2021 brought the start of the extensive repair and restoration process for the National Marian Anderson Museum and Historical Society which sustained over $491,000.00 worth of damage from the emergency flood disaster that we faced. With the resources that we were blessed to receive we have been able to get some of Marian Anderson's priceless artifacts repaired and restored, a full historic conditions assessment report completed with the help of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia which fully details the damages and everything that requires repairs and restoration. It is our hope that you will remember the National Marian Anderson Museum with your 2022 New Year gift of giving in support of the recovery repair and restoration process for our treasured National Landmark and programming.
The Marian Anderson Residence Museum
A Philadelphia and National Treasure
The Marian Anderson Historical Residence Museum is the Epi-Center for the Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson. The understated exterior of the 19th century, 3-story Marian Anderson House at 762 South Martin Street (Marian Anderson Way- in-between 19th &20th & Fitzwater Street in Center City West Rittenhouse Square District ) bears a plaque from the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Declared a Historic Landmark by the state of Pennsylvania & The Marian Anderson Residence Museum has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Ms. Anderson bought the house in 1924, transforming the small basement into an entertainment center. The area included a portable bar stocked with champagne and water (Anderson’s favorite drinks), a few pieces of furniture and a piano. Here she would entertain friends and fellow musicians while resting up from world tours. Blacks during this time could not go out socially, so homeowners would enhance their basements to entertain friends. Ms. Anderson’s modest home contains rare photos, books, memorabilia and films about her life. The museum is run and maintained by The Marian Anderson Historical Society & changes its Exhibition theme every year giving visitors new and exciting perspectives on Marian Andersons amazing life. The organization was founded by Blanche Burton-Lyles and has existed for the past 23 years. The society itself consists of The Marian Anderson Residence Museum. Beyond that, the area around these sites has been named the Marian Anderson Heritage Village, which proudly boasts flags around the neighborhood. Along with the Museum the Marian Anderson Scholar Artist Program is a major fixture that supports young Artists, classical & opera singers, instrumentalists, visual artists & more ages 18 -45 who are ambassadors of Marian Andersons Musical Legacy. These artists perform regularly for a season of shows & events that the society sponsors, and perform around the world. Book Your Group Tour Today !
Marian Anderson Museum office @ 215-779-4219 As Soon As Possible : www.marianandersonhistoricalsociety.weebly.com
We are pleased to announce that in addition to RSVP'ing and calling our offices or visiting us on our website you can now also Purchase Exclusive and Group / Organization Tickets for the National Marian Anderson Historic Residence Museum at the Independence Visitors Center located at 6th and Market street in center city Philadelphia. VISIT AND EXPERIENCE LIVING HISTORY! MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY. Schedule your Summer Camp, School , Classes, Groups, Families and Organizations to Visit & Tour the National Historic Marian Anderson Residence Museum Today!
The Marian Anderson Residence Museum Visitor Hours, Information & Guest Services
The National Marian Anderson Museum and Historical Society would like to sincerely Thank Opera Philadelphia and SOSNA (South of South Neighborhood Association) for being a Sponsor for our upcoming 27th Anniversary Concert Event on October 8th. We thank Opera Philadelphia and SOSNA for their great kindness and support for our historic landmark museum and our season performance programming. We are very grateful for their partnership and recognition of the importance of preserving our great Marian Andersons legacy and supporting our future generations. Those who are interested in being a Sponsor Partner and supporting the National Marian Anderson Museum and Historical Society please visit our website link below or call our office today @ 215-779-4219