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March 9th, 1999
Park House Guides Rest on Fairmount Park's Laurels

The Park House Guides of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are "Resting on Our Laurels"-and invite everyone along for the ride. This latest Fairmount Park Bike Tour will take place on Sunday, May 2, 1999, departing at 1:00 p.m. from the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Resting on Our Laurels" will lead cyclists through historic Laurel Hill Cemetery and will then proceed to Laurel Hill Mansion, where refreshments will be served and everyone will be invited to tour the house. Led by Robert Montgomery Scott, an avid cyclist and Honorary Chairman of the Museum's Board of Trustees, the semi-annual Bike Tour is a great way for nature lovers and architecture devotees to explore Fairmount Park, the largest municipal park in the world.

In addition to Laurel Hill Cemetery and Mansion, "Resting on Our Laurels" will feature a number of other highlights, including looks at Mount Pleasant Mansion and beautiful statuary to be found throughout Fairmount Park. The Bike Tour, which covers 8.5 miles and will last approximately 2.5 hours, is not recommended for children under 8 years of age. The cost is $3.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children ages 8 to 12. The event will take place rain or shine.

Commemorative tee-shirts will be available for $10.00. For information about "Resting on Our Laurels," call the Park House Guides at (215) 684-7926.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is Philadelphia's art museum. We are a landmark building. A world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable. We are committed to inviting visitors to see the world—and themselves—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at pressroom@philamuseum.org. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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