Yuletide Family Day! Sun. Dec. 1st

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2019 1:00PM – 3:00PM $9/child, chaperones FREE Yuletide Family Day with Santa, a Sing-Along, and so much more! Pre-Register Here or Pay at the Door   Holiday Sing-Along Visit with Santa Decorate a Cookie Make an Ornament Old-Time Interactive Games Period Wooden Toys Guided Tours of the

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Steve Gittelman’s The Left Behind Cholera Exhibit Opening Oct 17th

The Left Behind – An Exhibition Steve Gittelman, Designer Join us for this haunting historical exhibition opening reception & discussion. Perfect for an early Halloween experience. A Special Exhibit in our Gathering House about the effects of the Cholera Epidemic while Whitman lived in Manhattan at age 13. If you

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Spooky Candlelight Tour Oct 17th

Click Here For Advance Tickets Arrive at 6:00PM for a Spooky Candlelight Tour of the Historic Birthplace. See the house as you never have before! Featuring Performance by Whitman Personator: Darrel Blaine Ford. Darrel will speak as Whitman and describe his life and times in the house. ($6 admission). Afterwards,

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Family Halloween Oct 20th

Tickets Available Here! Family Halloween at Walt Whitman Birthplace–Sunday, October 20th, 2019 – 1:00-3:00PM Featuring Magician Magic Mike Tours of the Historical Birthplace Home Best Costume Prize Historical Crafts Debut your costume & join us for some spooky fun! $9 per child, pay at the door or online here

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Holiday Tea Dec 5th

December 5th, 2019 1:00 – 3:00PM. WWBA presents Holiday Tea! A rare opportunity to register individually (or in smaller groups) for our delightful afternoon tea. Tickets much be purchased online advance. No refunds. Afternoon tea was created in Great Britain c. 1840 as a means to stave off hunger until

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PATH Jayne’s Hill Guided Hike Oct 14 Columbus Day

$5 suggested donation. Tour of the historic Walt Whitman Birthplace home immediately following. “Sea-beauty! stretch’d and basking!” are the opening lines of Walt Whitman’s “Paumanok,” a poem that explores Long Island’s natural beauty, especially the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Whitman’s fascination with the natural water that surrounds

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Whitman Scholar Zachary Turpin Oct 5th

Missing Me One Place, Search Another’: Thoughts on Finding More Whitman (and Even More Whitman) in the 21st Century Saturday, Oct 5th 7:00-8:30 PM Whitman Scholar Zachary Turpin will be presenting a slideshow about his discovery of Whitman’s pen-name and subsequent discovery of previously unknown Whitman writing. Free and Open

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2020 Student Poetry Contest Due March 27th

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL STUDENT POETRY CONTEST 2020  (Download PDF Here) UPDATE: WWBA intends to sustain our Student Poetry Contest and select winners for the year. Many teachers and students have worked hard on this project and we want to recognize your endeavors. We are extending the deadline

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