welcomes the extremely popular historian, Nancy Webster,
to their May 14th meeting
to speak on
"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!
Still looking for this home. The Davidson Mansion in the Clifton Heights area
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.
The 1696 Thomas Massey House & Marple Historical Society Present The 1750 Morton Morton House A presentation by Judy Anastasi President of the Norwood Historical Society 7:30 March 24th at 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.
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.