EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE
Cultural Tours since 1992
215 732 8487
215 738 4500 
JUNE 4, 2021 
Visit a Century-old Treasure Trove in Central PA
The READING PUBLIC MUSEUM
´╗┐THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021
Alice Kent Stoddard (American 1883-1976) LEILA, 1915, oil on canvas, READING PUBLIC MUSEUM

Travel through the beautiful landscapes of Pennsylvania Dutch Country for a visit to the READING PUBLIC MUSEUM. The mission of the museum "is to educate, enlighten and engage current and future generations through the collection, preservation and interpretation of objects of art, science and civilization".
www.readingpublicmuseum.org
The READING PUBLIC MUSEUM contains rich collections of mostly American paintings including works by Benjamin West, George Bellows, John Singer Sargent and Frederick Church. In addition, there are contemporary works by Dale Chihuly, Chuck Close and Keith Haring and more. Their natural history holdings consist of thousands of insects, birds and mammals. Anthropological assets such as sculpture from Southeast Asia, ivory and jade from China, Pre-Columbian gold and native American textiles are also on view.
ELIZABETH, Anonymous, probably American, oil on glass
museum purchase, READING PUBLIC MUSEUM
Among the special exhibits we will see during our visit are THE AMERICAN SPIRIT: PUBLIC ART FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION; BRICK CITY, a presentation for children of all ages of LEGO-built buildings from seven continents conceived by artist Warren Elsemore; and a wonderful costume exhibit, KATHARINE HEPBURN: DRESSED FOR STAGE AND SCREEN. As if there was not enough to experience at THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, you can also watch a STAR SHOW in their NEAG PLANETARIUM or explore the lush and historic arboretum on the grounds of the museum.
We will stop for lunch (on your own) at the SHILLINGTON FARMERS MARKET and drive by the childhood home of iconic American writer JOHN UPDIKE.

COST: $95 per person. Payment is by check only. Please make your check payable to EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE, and mail it to PO Box 2189, Philadelphia, PA, 19103. All sales are final. Credit may be applied from any trip that was cancelled by EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE in 2020. Please include your land line, cell phone number and email with your payment. The price includes round trip transportation from RITTENOUSE SQUARE or CITY LINE AVENUE, and admission and a guided tour at the READING PUBLIC MUSEUM.

Space will be somewhat limited on the motor coach in order to continue the practice of social distancing. Until current safety measures change, masks will be required while on the motor coach and at THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM. For your protection, all tour members must show proof that they have been fully vaccinated. A complete description of special health and safety practices provided by our motor coach company are available upon request.
 

For more information, please contact Ellen Kay Coleman at 215 738 4500 or email at ellenkay@prodigy.net´╗┐.