For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

Georgian Court Invites You to Explore Two Philadelphia Museums

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 9, 2007—Like to travel, but don’t have a lot of time or money to spare? Join Georgian Court University for a day trip to two of nearby Philadelphia’s most famous museums on Saturday, April 21.

Your first stop will be the Rosenbach Museum and Library, which was once the home of two brothers, Dr. A.S.W. and Philip Rosenbach. This research center is home to one of the nation’s great collections of rare books and manuscripts, as well as a beautiful, historic townhouse filled with fine art and antiques.

Your journey continues with a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. One of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs. The museum contains over 225,000 works of art, including Renaissance master paintings, elaborately carved stone altarpieces, and entire period rooms and architectural settings from around the world.

The cost is $100 per person and includes lunch, guided tours of both museums, and round-trip motorcoach transportation from GCU’s Lakewood campus. The bus will leave from Georgian Court’s Seventh Street Gate at 8:00 a.m. Reservations are required. For a detailed itinerary of the trip and to make reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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