Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Colonial Plantation Craft Group in January

 
 
 
 
 
If you were going to Sycamore Mills and the Colonial Plantation 100 years ago it would have looked like this!
 
Colonial Plantation
at
Ridley Creek State Park
Craft Group 
Saturday, January 3
Leaders -
Christy and Barbara
11 to 4
We're starting a craft group to meet during the off-season! It's a time to sit someplace warm (most likely the Ed room, by the woodstove) and finish your works in progress. We'll also have time for a mini workshop, where we can share knowledge with each other. The first workshop will be on Redwork embroidery; beginner kits will be provided for sale for a small ($6-$9) fee. Please bring an embroidery hoop if you have one (7" is fine), a thimble if you like to use one, and a pair of scissors. Again, the participation in the workshop is completely voluntary. Please RSVP to Maury so we know who is coming, and how many would like to participate in the workshop. The first session will be held on Saturday, January 3rd, from 11 am to 4 pm. Bring your own lunch.
For more information
call 610-566-1724
between 10am and 2 pm
 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Still time to get tickets for the Media House Tour!!!

 
  
 
The Minshall House at Front St. and Providence Rd. will be on the tour. I will be the guide from 3 to 6pm at the Minshall House.  Please stop in. This picture was taken about 1925 before it was restored.
 
Media Historical Society Candlelight Holiday House Tour:December 13th from 1 - 6 p.m.  
and a $50 gift certificate for a stay at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast which is on the tour. 
Tickets go on sale Nov. 11 at Earth and State, Quincey's Marquette and Media Florist, all on State St. in Media.
Ahttp://mediahistoricalsociety.org/
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

House Tour, Wassail party and some Swedish Trim

 
The Media Hotel now gone, any memories?
 
 
 

  

 
On December 6, 2014, from 1-5 PM, Concord Township historic residences and area churches will open their doors for participants to get a closer look inside.
Historic homes include the John Hannum home, one of the oldest in the township, and the Nicklin-Trimble Home, featuring a recently added kitchen with period touches.  Our churches include Elam United Methodist Church original Chapel, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was built on John Hannum’s land, who was originally a Quaker.  The quaint cottages of the Brandywine Summit Camp Meeting, the founding group for Elam and a National Register Historic site, have offered to open as well.
Back by popular demand… the tour ends up at one of the township’s local historical sites that is now a noted winery.  A complimentary taste of mulled wine and a special CTHS discount for purchases tops off the tour. 
The tour begins with registration at the Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center (located at 659 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills PA 19342, near the Rachel Kohl Library).  This newly renovated museum space, located in the historic Pierce-Willits House, is a ”Must See” if you have not yet experienced the 1700’s hand dug well and walk-in fireplace, and our early township history as told through maps, deeds, early schools, and furnishings, all decorated for the holidays!   Also featured is our Farm Life area, showcasing our early dairy heritage with 85 milk bottles and other farm equipment indicative of our agrarian past.
Upon check-in, participants will receive their Tour Map and wrist-band as this is a self-guided tour.  Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Museum from 12:30- 3 PM.  Prices are  $15 per person / $10 for members.
 
Gather with your neighbors and friends to enjoy a varied assortment of holiday foods and beverages. Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the camaraderie in our historic Paper Mill House & Museum. Open to all.
Who: You and your friends & family (open to public)
What: Annual Wassail Party
Where: Paper Mill House & Museum
2 Paper Mill Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073
When: Saturday December 6, 2014
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15.00 per person at the door
 
 
 

Come celebrate the holidays Swedish Style

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.   Friends of the Swedish Cabin invite you to attend a special event of the season.  We'll have Swedish holiday food from our Julbord, beverages, decorations, and Swedish Christms music.  Help us decorate our Christmas tree, Julgran, with apples, heart baskets and straw ornaments.  Tour the cabin and warm yourself by a roaring fire. And shop for gifts at our Butiken, too!   It's fun for all ages!  Start your Christmas Season by stepping back in time with this very special event!  

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Wassail Party and the Media House Tour!!

 
 
 
 
This road still looks pretty much the same after 100 years any guesses?
 
 
 
 December 2014
Upcoming Events & Programs

HOLIDAY WASSAIL PARTY

You are invited to the annual Historical Society Wassail party on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Gather with your neighbors and friends to enjoy a varied assortment of holiday foods and beverages. Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the camaraderie in our historic Paper Mill House & Museum. Open to all.

$15.00 per person at the door

Who: You and your friends & family (open to public)What: Annual Wassail PartyWhere: Paper Mill House & Museum2 Paper Mill Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073
When: Saturday December 6, 2014
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


 
 

Victorian Christmas Carol Church Tours

Saturday, December 13th

1 to 5 pm

 
Come and tour five Collingdale churches and step back in time as we share our favorite carols and history with you. A walking tour of the churches will be conducted to coincide with the history of the borough. Come and find out what the connection is with Collingdale and Christmas…The tours will start at St. Joseph’s Church in Collingdale and end at the Church of the Nazarene with a Christmas musical celebration.
For more information email: collingdalehistory@gmail.com
 
 

2014 Holiday House Tour
December 13th from 1pm to 6pm

The Media Historical Society

is pleased to announce the 2014 Candlelight Holiday House Tour on December 13th. Houses in Media and the surrounding area will be open to tour from 1pm to 6pm.
Tickets are $25 and will go on sale after November 11 at Earth and State, Quincy’s Marquet, and Media Florist, all on State Street in Media.
Included in your ticket purchase is a 10% discount at participating restaurants good for the day of the tour. Also, Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast, a tour site, is offering a $50 gift certificate to all tour visitors!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

A sports exhibit and walking tours are coming!

 
 
 
 
The 400 block of Market St aka Ave. of the States in Chester in 1897
 
 
 
 
Legendary
Delaware County Women’s
- Wide World of Sports -
Exhibit
Charlene Morett - 1980
Olympic Parade Uniform to be worn in Moscow
Sue Stahl - 2001 Lacrosse World Cup Jacket
Mares Stellfox - Auto Racing
Helmet & Fire Suit Putty Willetts - 1940
Hockey & Lacrosse Sticks Kia Davis
Opening Ceremony
Attire 2008 Olympics
Beijing, China
Gertie Dunn - Game Ball from
1952 ROY Season AAGPBL
Kim McKee - Rodeo Memorabilia

www.mickeyvernonsportsmuseum.com
 
  
 
On December 6, 2014, from 1-5 PM, Concord Township historic residences and area churches will open their doors for participants to get a closer look inside.
Historic homes include the John Hannum home, one of the oldest in the township, and the Nicklin-Trimble Home, featuring a recently added kitchen with period touches.  Our churches include Elam United Methodist Church original Chapel, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was built on John Hannum’s land, who was originally a Quaker.  The quaint cottages of the Brandywine Summit Camp Meeting, the founding group for Elam and a National Register Historic site, have offered to open as well.
Back by popular demand… the tour ends up at one of the township’s local historical sites that is now a noted winery.  A complimentary taste of mulled wine and a special CTHS discount for purchases tops off the tour. 
The tour begins with registration at the Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center (located at 659 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills PA 19342, near the Rachel Kohl Library).  This newly renovated museum space, located in the historic Pierce-Willits House, is a ”Must See” if you have not yet experienced the 1700’s hand dug well and walk-in fireplace, and our early township history as told through maps, deeds, early schools, and furnishings, all decorated for the holidays!   Also featured is our Farm Life area, showcasing our early dairy heritage with 85 milk bottles and other farm equipment indicative of our agrarian past.
Upon check-in, participants will receive their Tour Map and wrist-band as this is a self-guided tour.  Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Museum from 12:30- 3 PM.  Prices are  $15 per person / $10 for members.
 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Getting Ready for Winter, Unknown Picture, AND How old is OLD?

 
 
 
Can any one help? I can not seem to find the location of this old Post office. It stood in Upper Providence somewhere and is long gone. Thank You!!
 

November 15 and 16-

"Getting Ready for Winter"

Farm and House Tours, Bake Oven (Saturday), Colonial Money (Saturday),

Long Rifle Demonstration, and Blacksmith (Sunday).
 
 
 
 
How Old is Old?
 
  How old something is can get very complicated and everybody looks at things different. I chuckled when I saw a sign that said, "Founded 1934" on a local sign. Yes the building opened in 1934, BUT it was organized, planned, elected directors all in 1933, so was it founded in 1933 or 1934? Myself, I always say when the first meeting was held is one the organization started. Churches are the worst. My church according to the official history was founded in June 1879, but that was two years after the first meetings were held. The June 1879 date is when the church building was opened and dedicated. Some churches go by first meeting, others by cornerstone laying, and still others by dedication. Even first meetings can be hard to come by. A local church first meetings were held in March of 1884, they had the first minute book to prove it. But the local newspaper stated meetings were held some 6 months before in local homes. No one took any notes. Fire companies sometimes do the same thing. Many companies go by when they were chartered by the state and county as when they first started. One local company had their building and fire trucks and were going to calls before they finally got around to getting their charter. But they still go by that charter date! So how old is your organization? 
 
 
 
 
 



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Womans Sports Exhibit; American Revolution at Ridley Creek and DCHS Face Book

 
 
 
 Who recognizes this Aston School from 1907? It is still standing.
I have just become an administrator on the Delaware County Historical Society Face Book page! Please stop by, like us, and leave a comment and post pictures!Thanks!!
 

Legendary
Delaware County Women’s
- Wide World of Sports -
Exhibit

Charlene Morett - 1980
Olympic Parade Uniform to be worn in Moscow
Sue Stahl - 2001 Lacrosse World Cup Jacket
Mares Stellfox - Auto Racing
Helmet & Fire Suit Putty Willetts - 1940
Hockey & Lacrosse Sticks Kia Davis
Opening Ceremony
Attire 2008 Olympics
Beijing, China
Gertie Dunn - Game Ball from
1952 ROY Season AAGPBL
Kim McKee - Rodeo Memorabilia

www.mickeyvernonsportsmuseum.com
 
 

This weekend the Plantation will be hosting a Revolutionary War Cavalry Camp and Skirmish

with the 4th Legionary Cavalry group. Details below and in the attached flyer.
Revolutionary War Cavalry Camp & Skirmish
Saturday, November 8th 11 AM - 4 PM, last entry at 3 PM
Sunday, November 9th 11 AM - 3 PM, last entry at 2:30 PM

Admission: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children (aged 4-12)Children under 4 and members are free