Scavenger Hunt Winners from the Secret Philadelphia Treasure Hunt

On Saturday, June 8, author Mary Dixon Lebeau hosted the first ever Secret Philadelphia Treasure Hunt at the American Treasure Tour in Oaks, PA. The staff of this unique nostalgic museum wrote clues leading to Philly-related items in their collection, and teams of participants searched through the Tour’s extensive inventory and took selfies of themselves with the designated items.

Secret Philadelphia hosts a treasure hunt! #SecretPhiladelphia
Members of the Four Seasons – a group of former employees of the Roxborough YMCA who now meet quarterly for some fun – was the first team to check in with a complete set of pictures. Congratulations!

Mary was on hand to talk about Secret Philly, sign some books and check everyone’s pictures. (And she even sneaked away to take the last tram ride of the day!) Two teams were verified as finding all twenty items on the tour – way to go!

The Treasure Hunt for Secret Philly items lead teams on a fun exploration. #SecretPhilly
The team of Nikki and Jeremy were the second to finish. Great job! They even found Grace Kelly (though they were too young to remember her!).

Thanks to the American Treasure Tour and the terrific staff there for hosting Mary and this event. And if you haven’t visited the American Treasure Tour, what are you waiting for? It’s like the magic of your childhood attic, coupled with the wonders of your parents’ childhood attic, with a little of your own kids’ childhood closets thrown in. Want to hear more? American Treasure Tour is featured on page 10 of Secret Philadelphia: A Guide To the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure!

Upcoming Events

Are you in the Philly/South Jersey area, and wondering where to get your hands on Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure? Look no further! Author Mary Dixon Lebeau will be appearing at events throughout the Delaware Valley, sharing Philly secrets and signing the book.

Can you identify this gem? It's in the book! Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure.
Can you identify this gem? It’s in the book! Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure.

Saturday, May 12, come join us at the craft show at Hope Christian Fellowship, 246 King Street, Woodbury, NJ from 9 to 3. Check out our table there, and see if you can identify some of the sites (we’ll have pictures – and we bet we can stump you!)

Join us for the fun the following week – Saturday, May 19 – when partners with A Taste of Philly for a game of fun and secrets. Meet at Taste of Philly, 669 Grove Road, West Deptford NJ at noon for a Hometown Secrets Scavenger Hunt. Or, if you’d rather stick around, come inside and join us for a Secret Philadelphia Name That Site game, to be held at 1, 2 and 3. Think you know Philly? Come show off your smarts – or learn our secrets!

More events to follow…..including something with the Three Stooges. Why, soitenly!

An Author in Her Hometown: The West Deptford Book Festival

Mary was one of over 30 authors on hand at the annual West Deptford Book Festival today.  This was her first hometown event, and she was greeted by a slew of friends, family and even some old schoolmates (not that we’re really old, right?) who stopped by, congratulated her on her book, and left with their own signed copies of Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure.

The West Deptford Book Festival hosted Secret Philadelphia. #SecretPhilly #BookFestivals
Joe and Judi were our first visitors at the West Deptford Book Festival. The day was a wonderful success, and a great way to celebrate the book in the author’s hometown!

Historical Society hosts Mary Dixon Lebeau

Making History Greater Series at Historical Society of Montgomery County

Join us for our next presentation in our Making History Greater Series when Mary Dixon Lebeau presents Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.