‘Victorian’ couple livens up Fox Chase mansion

March 02, 2015

High on a Fox Chase hill, Carole Covert and her husband Bill McMenamin [Rydal Park residents] will wear their Victorian clothes, channel the 19th-century spirits of Robert and Maryann Ryerss, and welcome folks to Robert’s 184th birthday party. The free, family-friendly, 2 p.m. celebration on March 8 at the Ryerss Mansion & Library on Central Avenue near Shelmire Street includes wandering among the 1859 estate’s Asian antiques, its gallery of animal oil portraits and its collections of teapots, shoes, seashells, rocks and minerals.