In With The Old 2022

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Thursday December 8

6:30 PM  –  8:30 PM

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance is thrilled to announce the 2022 edition of our In With The Old event, where we come together to celebrate historic preservation in the Philadelphia region. This year, we are celebrating a bit later than usual, because we’ll be celebrating in the beautiful Oaks Cloister in Germantown, freshly decorated for the holiday season. 

Called “splendiferous” by Philadelphia Magazine, the house was built and designed for architect Joseph Miller Huston, the architect of the Pennsylvania State Capital. Beginning in 2002, the current owners embarked on a painstaking restoration, bringing the mansion back to its former glory after nearly a decade of neglect. Attendees will get to see the hand-carved fireplace from Caen, France, a gilded coffered ceiling which required 35,000 sheets of gold leaf to restore and a once-thought lost George Grey Barnard sculpture - and that’s just the ballroom! 

We invite friends of the Preservation Alliance of all ages to this rare opportunity to tour this one of a kind structure, which remains to this day a private residence. Join us on Thursday, December 8th for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and camaraderie with fellow preservationists amidst the home’s sparkling beauty. 


December 8th, 2022 at 6:30 PM 

Oaks Cloister

5829 Wissahickon Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

Tickets: Preservation Alliance members: $30, Non-members $45. 

Special Discount: Membership to YFPA and a ticket to In With the Old: $50 (Save $20)



Oaks Cloister’s ballroom requires one step down from the ground level to enter. There is a restroom located on the ballroom level, where the event will take place. Tours of the house require guests to go up and down multiple flights of stairs. Cars are able to drop guests off within 50 feet of the ballroom door. 

How to get there: 

Oaks Cloister is located just off Wissahickon Avenue in Germantown, and can be accessed by car, rideshare, or SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West line. There is limited parking, and we suggest guests arrive via ride share, transportation, or car pool. There is some street parking in the neighborhood, but you may be required to walk several blocks. The address is 5829 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144.