Thursday, August 13, 2015

Smedley Butler and Yards at Newlin Grist Mill

 
I found this while looking for something else
 
Notice the column that says "Afro Americans" from the Chester Times in 1895. It was a local gossip column of blacks in Chester. originally the column was called " Our colored friends" I thought the term Afro- Americans was from the 1960's??
 
Smedley Butler - Banana Wars Exhibit

The Marine Corps League (Smedley Butler Detachment) has set up an interesting and informative exhibit at the Paper Mill Museum. It will be on display for the month of August on Saturdays from 1 - 4 PM.
The objective of the Banana Wars was to protect the United States interests in Central America. The reason for these conflicts was varied but largely economic in nature. they were called the "Banana Wars", a term that arose from the connections between these interventions and the preservation of American business interests in the region.
The display contains Marine Corp memorabilia, articles, and uniforms of the era. On Saturday August 15th two members of the Butler Detachment will be attendance, in Revolutionary War and present day uniform. They will also be available to answer any questions about the Marine Corps, General Smedley Butler, or the Banana Wars.


 
 
 
 



Friday, August 7, 2015

300 Years of History

Colwyn Fire Co. Parade about 1912
 
 
 
 
RIDLEY CREEK STATE PARK
COLONIAL PLANTATION
HISTORIC TIMELINE
 
 

300 years of American History

 
 
August 8th and 9th
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, last entry at 4 PM (Saturday)
11:00AM - 3:30 PM, last entry at 3 PM (Sunday)

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, last entry at 4 PM (Saturday)
11:00AM - 3:30 PM, last entry at 3 PM (Sunday)

Admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children ages 4 to 12.Children under age 4 are free

 
Join the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation as you travel through over 300 years of American history. Come and meet our earliest settlers and then travel to the Civil War on up to the Second World War. The Plantation house will be open for tours and displays.
 
 


Friday, July 31, 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 

Looking for a location. Just titled Edgmont Pa.

 
 
 
 
 RIDLEY CREEK STATE PARK
COLONIAL PLANTATION
HISTORIC TIMELINE
 

300 years of American History

 
August 8th and 9th
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, last entry at 4 PM (Saturday)
11:00AM - 3:30 PM, last entry at 3 PM (Sunday)

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, last entry at 4 PM (Saturday)
11:00AM - 3:30 PM, last entry at 3 PM (Sunday)

Admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children ages 4 to 12.Children under age 4 are free

 
Join the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation as you travel through over 300 years of American history. Come and meet our earliest settlers and then travel to the Civil War on up to the Second World War. The Plantation house will be open for tours and displays.
 
 
 

Black Loyalists
in the American Revolution"
A Talk by John J. McLaughlin, PhD
Sat. August 1, 2015 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Hale Byrnes House

606 Stanton-Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713

$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert
 www.halebyrnes.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Today Aston, next week Colonial Plantation!!

 

The "Nicest Thing" Lawrence Park Real Estate Brochure

 

Aston Township Historical Society (ATHS)

welcomes Bob Bardsley to the Village Green School House

on Sunday, July 12, 2015,

from Noon to 2 PM for a fun-filled time.

Mr. Bardsley is a local Historian and "Zouave" who will share his Civil War "experiences" and interesting insights.  There will be so much to see!  Mr. Bardsley will display a variety of colorful and interesting period military uniforms.  He will also be available for questions.
The restored one room school house allows us to step back in time and enjoy a leisurely afternoon.  Come and sit at a period desk, ring the school bell, wear the dunce cap.  Take a peek at the replica outhouse.  Pop your head through the picture board for picture taking!   AND chat with Bob Bardsley and see all the old uniforms!
This free event is open to the public.  However, donations are always appreciated.   Shirts, post cards and memberships will be offered for sale.  Your child will be able to get his or her Passport to History booklet stamped, too!
VGSH is located on Old Pennell Road in Aston, PA, just North of Five Points, across from Hennessey's and up from Wendy's.
The Society looks forward to welcoming you to their event! 
Please join them on July 12Th!
 
 
 
 

Colonial Plantation

in Ridley Creek State Park

Pirate Splash Day for Kids

Saturday, July 18, 2015 

Time - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, last entry at 3 PM
Admission is $8.00 for adults and children (ages 4 - 12). 
Children under 4 are free.
Bring your swimsuit and old shoes because wet is the theme for this special day at the Plantation! Pirates will attack the farm house. Youngsters will be encouraged to run the maze and the gauntlet while being sprayed with water. There will be foot races and rubber ducky races in the creek. Use your feet to wash clothes and bob for apples with your toes. Throw a wet sponge at a captured pirate.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Civil War, Pirates and 100 year old Real estate!

 
Part two of a rare 100 year old real estate brochure for the"new" development of Drexel Hill
 
 
 
 

Aston Township Historical Society (ATHS)

welcomes Bob Bardsley to the Village Green School House (VGSH)

on Sunday, July 12, 2015, from Noon to 2 PM for a fun-filled time.

Mr. Bardsley is a local Historian and "Zouave" who will share his Civil War "experiences" and interesting insights.  There will be so much to see!  Mr. Bardsley will display a variety of colorful and interesting period military uniforms.  He will also be available for questions.
The restored one room school house allows us to step back in time and enjoy a leisurely afternoon.  Come and sit at a period desk, ring the school bell, wear the dunce cap.  Take a peek at the replica outhouse.  Pop your head through the picture board for picture taking!   AND chat with Bob Bardsley and see all the old uniforms!
This free event is open to the public.  However, donations are always appreciated.   Shirts, post cards and memberships will be offered for sale.  Your child will be able to get his or her Passport to History booklet stamped, too!
VGSH is located on Old Pennell Road in Aston, PA, just North of Five Points, across from Hennessey's and up from Wendy's.
The Society looks forward to welcoming you to their event! 
Please join them on July 12Th!
 
 

Colonial Plantation

in Ridley Creek State Park

Pirate Splash Day for Kids

Saturday, July 18, 2015 

Time - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, last entry at 3 PM
Admission is $8.00 for adults and children (ages 4 - 12). 
Children under 4 are free.
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Bring your swimsuit and old shoes because wet is the theme for this special day at the Plantation! Pirates will attack the farm house. Youngsters will be encouraged to run the maze and the gauntlet while being sprayed with water. There will be foot races and rubber ducky races in the creek. Use your feet to wash clothes and bob for apples with your toes. Throw a wet sponge at a captured pirate.