Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Ball in Chester next month!!

You have to be pretty old to remember when Morton had a movie theatre and was "Home of the Talkies"

Not much going on this week in local history as Memorial Day approaches, But early June has some nice things coming up!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Antique Show Concert and talk this coming week!



The Bowen Home in Folcroft is all I know.
Looking for an address

Spring has come to Aston! 

"Aston in Bloom....from feeding the family to feeding the soul!" 
Ms. Webster will speak about Colonial gardens "for meat and medicine" to early-mid 19th century ornamental gardens on the farm, plus touching on arbortea efforts.  She will also regal us on the differences between Colonial and Colonial Revival interpretations of the past.  As always, there will be time for questions and answers following Ms. Webster's talk.
The doors open at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7pm at the Aston Township Municipal Building, rear entrance.  The building is located just south of 5 Points, next to TD Bank in Aston on Pennell Road aka Route 452. 
This event is free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome.  ATHS offers many engaging volunteer opportunities. 
Aston Township Historical Society can also provide a home for your unwanted artifacts and old pictures.  Copies of old pictures are much appreciated, too! 
As a courtesy reminder, it is ATHS membership renewal time.
Please join ATHS and Nancy Webster for an enjoyable and fascinating evening!

May 9th -Tea Workshop (registration needed) , Farm Tours, House Tours, Hearth Cooking, Garden Tours and Colonial Toys

May 10th - Farm Tours, House Tours, Blacksmith, and Colonial Toys

May 16th - Spring Concert featuring "Third Man In" and "Vulcans" Click here for details

    Third Man In

    Come see them perform at our annual 
    concert on Saturday, May 16th at 2 PM!

    Third Man In will have 2 sets:
    1st set - Classic rock covers
    2nd set - The 1st Doors album

    You can preview/follow them here:



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Colonial Plantation Opens this Weekend!!!

Still looking for this home. The Davidson Mansion in the Clifton Heights area

Colonial Plantation

Opening Day - March 28 "The Best Our Pretty Farm Affords" Training Calves (12:00), Milking Cow (3:00), Colonial Coins, Textiles, Blacksmith, Woodworking, Hearth Cooking, Colonial Games and Farm Animals. Click here for more information.

March 29th - Steer Training (12:00), Milking (3:00), House, Tours, Farm Tours, Hearth Cooking and Blacksmith.


Friday, March 20, 2015

The Morton Morton House and gardening PLUS Easter Egg Hunt!!


Looking for an address a Newtown Twp. home c.1918


The 1696 Thomas Massey House
Marple Historical Society
The 1750 Morton Morton House
A presentation by Judy Anastasi President of the Norwood Historical Society
7:30 March 24th
Marple Christian Church
475 Lawrence Rd. Broomall
For information 610-353-4967


Chadds Ford Historical Society
(Chadds Ford, PA) – Chadds Ford Historical Society will host a series of Lectures this coming spring so please mark your calendars. All lectures are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barn Visitors Center. Free for Chadds Ford Historical Society members. $10 suggested donation for nonmembers.

March 24,

Lecture by Chuck Feld

The History of Horticulture in America, Part II, 1750 to 1925
By the mid 1700’s the wealthy were planting gardens with native plants and new plants from Europe. Nurseries were coming big business supplying fruit trees, vegetable seeds, and ornamentals. Mc Mahon Nursery in Philadelphia was one of the leaders in the seed and nursery business. Lewis and Clark returned from the West with new plants, and seed which M’Mahon propagated and sold to the influent gardener.
Washington and Jefferson in the post-revolutionary period were leaders in new agriculture practices including compost, and manures as fertilizer. Perhaps greatest progress in agriculture in the first third of the nineteenth century was the westward spread of the industry. The lecture will include Mount Vernon, Monticello, the mulberry and the silk worm, the Shaker’s seed business.