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Annual Medieval Festival Provides Cabin Fever Remedy

BRYN ATHYN, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 -- Just in time, Glencairn Museum's annual Medieval Festival provides the perfect respite from this year's winter season. With unique medieval demonstrations, music, art and culture, visitors are welcome to enjoy the grandeur and warmth of one of Philadelphia's most surprising museums.

Glencairn Museum invites the greater Philadelphia community to step out and step back into time on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. (Snow date February 16.) Seniors and students pay just $6 (proper ID may be required). Adults pay $8 and special family discount rates apply. There is no cost for Museum members.

The event features hands-on activities and demonstrations from sword-dueling knights to master musicians and world-class artisans.

Experience an authentic spiritual journey through medieval Europe during a 30-minute interactive reenactment of a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, an important religious site in medieval Europe.

Visitors are guided to related 'sites' and religious artwork throughout Glencairn Museum -- encountering performers portraying characters typical of the time, such as commoners, beggars, cobblers and rogue highwaymen intent on pilfering pilgrims along the way.

With hands-on activities, hurdy-gurdy musicians, medieval martial-artists, stained glass artisans and more, the annual Glencairn Medieval Festival is the ideal winter-blues-relief for the whole family.

To learn more visit glencairnmuseum.org.

Located just outside Philadelphia, Glencairn Museum is a part of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, a National Historic Landmark since 2008 (bahistoricdistrict.org). The District includes Pitcairn family residences -- father John Pitcairn's Beaux-Arts mansion, Cairnwood Estate, and son Raymond's Glencairn -- and the renowned Bryn Athyn Cathedral. All were constructed between 1892 and 1939. Today, Cairnwood serves as an educational, cultural and hospitality center, Bryn Athyn Cathedral remains a place of worship for the New Church, and Glencairn houses a museum of religious art and history.

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