Eli K. Price Membership

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Eli K. Price Membership

500.00

 $350 is tax-deductible

Price Membership Benefits include: 

  • Invitations to Members-only events (including behind-the-scenes tours of the Mansion and grounds; special lectures; and happy hours)
  • Discounted pricing for ticketed events (excludes The Woodlands Annual Benefit)
  • Occasional exclusive after-dark access to The Woodlands
  • 4 complimentary tickets to a special event or lecture of your choice (excludes The Woodlands Annual Benefit)
  • Complimentary household membership to give to recipient of your choice

Young Friends add-on available for members under 35 at no additional charge.

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About Eli Kirk Price (1797-1884)

Price was a lawyer, real estate law reformer, and prominent civic leader in Philadelphia. In 1822, he was admitted to the bar and began to specialize in real estate law. At the same time, he became involved in reform of the municipal government and was elected to the state senate in 1854. One of his first initiatives in Harrisburg was to secure the passage of the "Consolidation Act" which created the present city of Philadelphia by incorporating much of the city's surrounding territory under one government. Price was also the leading founder of the Woodlands Cemetery, with the intent of protecting the core of the Hamilton estate as open space by converting it to a rural cemetery. He continued his efforts for civic improvement with the establishment of Fairmount Park in 1867. His grandson, Eli Kirk Price, II (1860-1933) was also an important civic leader in Philadelphia. During his years as the president of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1926-1933, he supervised the museum's relocation from Memorial Hall to its present location along the Parkway. He also served on the boards of several institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and The Woodlands Cemetery Company. Today, the Price family continues its long association with The Woodlands.

Price is buried in Section C, Lot #243-252 of The Woodlands.