Elizabeth Langstroth Drexel Smith (1855-1890) and Louise Bouvier Drexel Morrell (1863-1945)

When Francis Martin Drexel (1792–1863) arrived in Philadelphia from the Austrian territory of Tyrol in 1817, he might have established a family of artisans—he was an accomplished artist and musician. Instead, his interest in finance, coupled with his business savvy, earned him a niche as patriarch of one of the wealthiest, most philanthropic families in the United States. Drexel’s sons, Francis...
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Quilt Museum Reopens After having been closed for nine months for substantial renovations and an extensive expansion, the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum recently reopened, boasting an enlarged exhibition space, a one- thousand square foot textile-related museum store, and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Peter Swift Seibert, president and CEO of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County,...
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