A bed warmer was found in the Grundy Museum attic, under a floorboard in December 2019. It consists of two parts, a metal pan with a hinged lid and a wooden handle. The lid is pierced and has a decorative etching. Unfortunately, the decoration has worn down with use and age . A bed warmer was a household accessory that Read more
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William Grundy was born on December 12th 1836. He was the third child of Edmund Grundy and Rebecca Hulme Grundy. His father was from England and arrived in Philadelphia in 1821. His mother Rebecca was part of the Hulme family, from Hulmeville. October 31st found William returning home to Bristol in the evening, after attending Read more
The exhibits of never-before-seen collections from the Grundy Family and 19th-century mourning and funereal objects on loan from private collections will be on display. Thank you to those listed below for loaning their exhibited objects: Registration for the dates and times below is not required Saturday, 10/28 — 1:00 PM -4:00 PM Monday, 10/30 — Read more
We welcomed our guests in 2022 with new displays, exhibits, collaborations with local museums and historic sites and in person programming. The fall completion of our South Lawn Garden and Coach House restrooms was another highlight in the fall of 2022. The year proved to be very busy, culminating with our Annual Victorian Holiday House. Read more
Rebecca Hulme Grundy was the mother of William Hulme Grundy and paternal grandmother of Joseph Ridgway Grundy and Margaret Ridgway Grundy. Her family, the Hulmes, links us to the nearby borough of Hulmeville which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2022. Rebecca was born on May 16th 1804 in Middletown Township, Bucks County Pennsylvania. Her parents Read more
The dresser in Mary Grundy’s Bedroom Suite features collections owned by Mary and Margaret Grundy. One of our favorite pieces is the mother of pearl Tiffany opera glasses with the original velvet case. This luxury item would have given Mary or Margaret a close-up view of the performance on stage.
with Michael Bowell Saturday, February 10 at 12:00 PMGrundy Library Snyder Room In collaboration with the Garden Club of Bristol Borough Michael Bowell, owner and lead garden designer at Create A Scene Inc., started his life-long orchid adventure in the 1970’s whilst attending Cook College, the Agricultural College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Read more
For the first time, the Grundy Foundation would be honored by your presence at the Inaugural Grundy Gala to benefit Museum Education Programming. Your ticket purchase directly supports Grundy Museum’s CanDoMore initiatives which provide educational programming to the Bristol Borough community and beyond free of charge. These programs include our Fifth Grade Tour, Victorian Kids’ Read more