The Mummers Museum offers unique education and entertaining programs for children and adults! All programs require advanced reservations. Prices available upon request.
Who Are The Mummers?
Lecture on the origins of mummery, with a guided tour. Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours including a thirty minute video. Time can be tailored to fit your schedule.
Saturday only. Minimum 10, maximum 50 children. Program lasts two hours, and includes birthday cake, soda and pizza.
Thursday Concert Luncheon
Program includes a guided tour of the museum plus a hot buffet lunch and concert by The Hardly Able String Band. Tour at 11:00 am, lunch at noon. Concert from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
Making Mummer Magic
Children’s art classes, for children ages 5 to 14. Art class consists of guided tour, lecture, materials for mask-making. Focus is on use of color, shapes and materials representative of Mummer folk art.
Centers on the complexity of Mummer costume making. Incorporates lecture and video. The lecture also includes the art history of the speaker, and shows examples of the artist’s works. Lectures are adjusted to the age level of the audience, as the program is presented before both children and adults.
Community Lecture Series
Experts on the history of Philadelphia conduct lectures on immigration, development and other aspects of City of Philadelphia history.