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Cairnwood: A Home in the Country - DVD
Cairnwood: A Home in the Country - DVD


 
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Author/Translator: Glencairn Museum

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Cairnwood: A Home in the Country
Directed by Christopher Smith
Written by Ed Gyllenhaal
Produced by Ed Gyllenhaal and Stephen Morley
Narrated by Chris Waelchli

Cairnwood: A Home in the Country tells the story of the events leading up to the building and early years of Cairnwood, the home of John and Gertrude Pitcairn. The Pitcairns were instrumental in founding the New Church community of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, in the late 19th centruy.

During the 1880s, the Pitcairns and other members of the Academy of the New Church became dissatisfied with living in Philadelphia, and moved both the school and their own homes "out to the country" in the Pennypack Creek valley. In the years that followed, the Pitcairns left an impressive architectural legacy to the town of Bryn Athyn which, more than a centry after its founding, remains a worldwide center for the New Church.

This fifteen minute documentary includes more than sixty historic photographs, along with video of present-day Bryn Athyn and spectacular aerial footage of Cairnwood, Bryn Athyn Cathedral, and Glencairn. 2003.

Playing Time: 15 minutes

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