Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 31, 2020

One Cool Colonial–Episode 6: Upstairs Massey House

Yes, tucked away in Marple Township, Delaware County.

We have all driven by this gem countless times, dear local folks and visitors.

(Oh, look. There’s your car.)

It is one of the oldest English Quaker homes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Thank you Clarissa and Rich for the pleasure of my escape to 17th and 18th-century Pennsylvania when I am fully aware that 1696 Thomas Massey House is still temporarily closed to visitors.

Yes, the brown vest Rich is wearing is made of wool and the house is very very warm during filming. Clarissa with beads of sweat on her face, there by the window in her many layers, too. But they are not complaining.

Sharing the same peaceful space, my mind wanders to thoughts beyond the walls of this historic house and the many struggles of Quakers so long ago. They believed in equality of all human beings, social justice, and played a major role in the abolition movement against slavery.

I feel fortunate to be standing in the room with nothing on its walls.

Enjoy this “Part II” of inside Massey House.

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