Calendar of Events

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Pioneering American Aviation: Harold Pitcairn & The Bryn Athyn Flying Field 

Cairnwood Lecture: Thursday, March 21st at 7:30pm

Harold Pitcairn was born at Cairnwood in 1897 to industrialist John Pitcairn and his wife Gertrude and was an entrepreneurial innovator in his own right. He accomplished key breakthroughs in rotorcraft design, the American Autogiro, airfield and safety protocols, as well as developing the Pitcairn Mailwing to fly his airmail service which later became Eastern Airlines. For his contributions, Harold received the highest award in American aeronautics with a handshake from President Hoover on the White House lawn.

Join us for Professor Ethan King’s illustrated talk about Harold Pitcairn’s early contributions to aviation followed by self-guided tours of Harold’s childhood bedroom and an exhibition of early Pitcairn Aviation memorabilia.

Cairnwood Book Club Meeting

Tuesday,  March 12th at 7:30pm in the Garden House

The Cairnwood Literary Guild is a unique book club experience. Gilded Age and Victorian literature enthusiasts, from novice to experienced educators, come together to explore the rich and intriguing cultural and social history of the 19th century. The Literary Guild meet bimonthly to enjoy a diverse reading list, including fiction and non-fiction.

  • Current selection: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • Free Admission
  • Limited availability. RSVP:

Sweetheart Dance

Friday, April 5th at 6:00pm

An enchanted evening for a special someone with a great child in their life! Perfect for daughters and sons from ages 5-13. This over-the-moon event will include music, dancing, and yummy treats – plus receive a special keepsake memory at the end of the night!

  • $40/couple; $10/additional child; Members: 25% off admission
  • Kid-friendly refreshments included
  • DJ and interactive dance floor activities
  • Limited availability. Reservations required

Barnyard to Beaux Arts

Friday, April 26th at 7:00pm

The team at Cairnwood is partnering up with local non-profit, Friends of the Bryn Athyn Farm in an effort to preserve our beloved National Historic Landmark and to raise funds for educational farm initiatives within the Bryn Athyn community. Proceeds from this event will benefit the educational mission of Friends of the Bryn Athyn Farm and support Cairnwood’s operations, public programs, restoration efforts, and improvements to the grounds.

  • $150/person; Members: $100/person; Young subscriber (35 years old or under): $75/person
  • Farm to table stations
  • Live entertainment
  • Silent auction & surprises!
  • Limited availability. Reservations required

Mother’s Day Tea

Sunday, May 12th at 11:30am & 2:30pm

Afternoon Tea is unmistakably a truly Victorian custom known worldwide. Enjoy this tradition by treating Mom to a visit to our beautiful historic home on Mother’s Day! Package includes afternoon tea and self-guided tour with extra time to stroll the fountain garden.

  • Seating’s offered at 11:30am and 2:30pm
  • $30/child; $55/adult ~ Reservations required
  • Tickets available for purchase starting March 1st

Menu includes: premium teas by master blender Harney & Sons, traditional tea sandwiches, soup du jour and seasonal salad, family style petit fours, and scones with clotted cream and jams.

Landmarks in Lights

Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00pm

Enjoy quiet reflection as you explore the buildings and grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District in lights!

  • Cairnwood Estate ~ Free admission to the Garden House including: exhibitions & orientation video
    • Self-guided house tours: $5/person; Members free of charge
    • Wine & beer available for purchase
  • Bryn Athyn Cathedral ~ Free admission featuring classical music with tour guides available
  • Glencairn Museum ~ Free admission to the first floor including: exhibitions, orientation video, & cell phone audio tour.
    • Rides to the tower: $5/person
  • Free parking throughout the Bryn Athyn Historic District