Saturday, September 13, 2014

History Happenings this week

An aerial view of Woodland and Morton Aves. looking south in Morton Boro c.1948

Sunday, September 7, 2014

History Month has arrived!!!!

Anyone remember when this was the business section of Folcroft Boro??? c.1948

Delaware county will be 225 years old this month on September 26! It left Chester County to become our one and only Delco!!
 Lots going on this month!
Pictures from my personal collection will be appearing in Towntalk and on the Delcotimes website! Please check them out
Marcus Hook Preservation Society
The Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Association
cordially invite you to join us for
The 6th Annual W3R® Celebration
and Free Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Festivities begin at the Historic Plank House at 12:30PM
221 Market Street
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

The day will begin at 12:30 with a brief tour and discussion of the historic 18th century Plank House which the Marcus Hook Preservation Society is raising funds to restore.
At 1:00PM a brief ceremony will be held. It will begin at the Plank House and will walk 1 block to St. Martin’s Cemetery where we will honor the patriots from Marcus Hook who are buried there.
Following the ceremony at the cemetery, we will walk 1 block to the Community Center where Mr. Andrew Miller, a graduate of Villanova University with a MA in History, and who is a full-time History Instructor at Neumann University, will offer a presentation on the Revolutionary War. Mr. Miller is the Founder and Advisor to the University History Club and has also developed courses on the American Revolution, Civil War and many other topics. Mr. Miller has been the featured speaker at various public libraries and historical societies including Middletown Free Library, Swarthmore Public Library, Rachel Kohl Public Library, Haverford Public Library, Norwood Historical Society, Springfield Historical Society and many others. His first novel The Winter Soldiers was published in 2004.
A FREE ice cream social will immediately follow the lecture.
This event is sponsored by Chester Water Authority
Adult Admission $5
Children, Dogs, & Parking Free
Live Music, Food, and Fun including
Quality Crafters • Antique Cars
Revolutionary War Reenactors
Colonial Demonstrators
Special Exhibits • Puppet Show
Tours of the Historic John Chads House
Aston Township Historical Society
In a
Memorial observation of the Battle of Brandywine
7pm on September 11
at the
Aston Township Municipal Building
The Society is privileged to present 2 noted speakers/historians on this Revolutionary night!
Michael C. Harris, author, educator and tour guide who has worked for the National Park Service will present a power point talk on General James Grant during the Battle. General Grant's troops were the first to camp in Aston! Mr. Harris' interesting book will be available for purchase afterwards.
Nancy Webster is a popular local speaker who has been an educator, tour guide, preservationist and re-enactor who has worked for the County Planning Department. Ms. Webster will speak about the Battle itself and its resulting affect on the area.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

History Month aka September is COMING! Delaware County will be 225 years old on September 26
Local historian Keith Lockhart has mined his vast array of historical photos. He offers another group of views of days gone
In Case you missed it more photos of mine are on the Delco times website!!


Ridley Creek State Park

Historic Haunts Saturday, September 6th 8 PM or 11 PM 

Join us for a tour with Delmarva Historic Haunts on September 6th!
 More details can be found here on the event page.

Adult Admission $5
Children, Dogs, & Parking Free
Live Music, Food, and Fun including
Quality Crafters • Antique Cars
Revolutionary War Reenactors
Colonial Demonstrators
Special Exhibits • Puppet Show
Tours of the Historic John Chads House


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paranormal Investigation of the Colonial Plantation Ok Delco Ghostbusters!!!!


Paranormal Investigation of the Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park

with Delmarva Historic Haunts

Saturday, September 6th

$25.00 per person (ages 12+)
8PM & 11PM - reservations required!
On the night of August 4th, 2012 the Delmarva Historic Haunts performed an investigation of the spirits of the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation. This is the first time a paranormal investigation has been conducted on the 18th century farm buildings. They will share the results of this investigation on September 6, 2014. Come and join the investigators as they lead each group from building to building, describing their findings at each stop. They have declared the site as haunted, but decide for yourself. Click here for their Facebook page - you can see pictures and videos taken during the investigation.
This investigation is two-and-a-half hours in length, and appropriate for ages 12 and up. You will be in darkened rooms with low light levels, and walking on some uneven paths. Please bring a flashlight. The investigation is held rain or shine - please dress appropriately. All tickets are $25 and reservations are required. Please call our office at 610-566-1725 with any questions.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another great Saturday this week at the Colonial Plantation!!



Ridley Creek State Park

 Saturday, August 16th &
Sunday, August 17th
11 AM - 5 PM, last entry at 4 PM


Abigail's first attempt, in many years, at pulling the  dump cart was a success! 

  Enjoy house and farm tours, garden tours and all the animals including cow, horses, pigs, chicks, ducks, turkeys and lambs!  Our newest additions to the farm family are Sable, the 8 week old calf, and a horned Dorset ram.

Cow milking at 12:30 PM
Horse driving at 2 PM
Blacksmith Demonstrations (Sunday only)  Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for children & seniors  Children under 4 and members are free. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Battlefield Plans and a neat aerial view

Anybody recognize this? many changes since this was taken

August 26, 2014

Brandywine Battlefield Strategic
Landscapes Preservation Plans
Project Update Meeting: Non-Invasive
Archeology & Historic Landscape Study

Where: Brandywine Battlefield State Park
1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
7:00-8:30 P.M.

The Delaware County Planning Department is hosting a meeting on the current progress of the Strategic Landscapes Preservation Plans for the Brandywine Battlefield.

Delaware County’s Strategic Preservation Plans will include an Archeological Design Analysis component conducted by John Milner Associates (JMA), a Cultural Resource Management firm.
The intention of the Archeology Design Analysis is research-based and will not require physical access to private land or ground disturbance. The project’s goal is to verify and build upon previous planning efforts. This meeting will provide an introduction to the Archeology Analysis while also allowing JMA to learn from landowners and local residents about the history of the land and any known archeological information

Phone: 610-891-4910






Sunday, August 3, 2014

Historic Timeline at Colonial Plantation and Bobby Rydell etc. Concert

The above building was once a post office in Upper Providence  TWP. I'm looking for a location
Thanks Keith

Ridley Creek State Park Colonial Plantation

Historic Timeline

August 9th

11:00pm -5:00 pm with last entry at 4:00 pm

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.