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.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Colonial Plantation Workshops and unknown home in Folcroft

 
 
 
The Minnie Bowen Home in Folcroft looking for an address?
 
 

 
 
"No Taxation without Representation"
Children Workshop (Ages 7 and up)
June 20th 
11:00 to 12:00
 
Children will harvest vegetables from the garden. Kale, carrots, herbs and more will be sold to the local merchant with the tax collector present. The tax collector will gather his taxes and many might be unhappy with the amount collected. The children will have to decide to pay the taxes and remain loyal or to consider Independence. If freedom from England is the path then they will be asked to join the militia.
Free with cost of admission. Call the office to register. Group size  - 15. Parents welcome to attend too. 
 
Blacksmith Workshop
June 21st 
12:30 to 2:30

Do you want to become a blacksmith apprentice? Learn the basics of being a blacksmith? The workshop will cover safety at the forge, how to start a fire and work the blower, how to heat metal and basic techniques on working with metal. Students will make an s hook by the conclusion of the class. Bring leather gloves. Limit 5 participants. Participants must be over 18. Cost is $25.00 per person ($15.00 for members). Instructor - Ben Rohrbeck. .

 


Thursday, June 11, 2015

The sign SAYS SO!!! DUH And Two Yard Sales!!

 

Signs

 
We all believe what signs tell us and rightfully so, BUT sometimes historical signs make mistakes, or the sign erectors  NOT doing the research they should. Locally the worst example is the John Morton Homestead in Prospect Park now the Morton Mortonson home. Opened and dedicated in late 1938, the house, the oldest in Penna. was proudly known as the birthplace of John Morton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. But in 1967 the sign was removed and the current one erected. Historian, Ruth L. Springer in her 1967 booklet, "John Morton in contemporary records" proved beyond any doubt he was not born there and the sign came down. So the state of Pennsylvania can make mistakes, imagine that.
   Local groups are the worst as far as mistakes go. One local boro gives out house plaques every year for various reasons, including age. Now please understand, getting the age of when a house was built is not easy. PERIOD. But several of the plaques had really bad errors.
  In the one case the 1892 atlas for the boro would have solved the problem, the house was not on the map and the street had yet to be opened by the boro. In another boro they played it safe saying the house was built sometime before 1870, but both the1870 and 1875 atlas maps clearly show the house had not been built. Lastly of course, just ask!! While doing a house tour awhile back the church I was at had a plaque from the local historical society. What surprised me was all the general information on the plaque, founded about 1850, built about 1852, dedicated c.1853. I asked the church minster if the old records had been destroyed and he said no, they had all the dates and dedication information. The historical society had just shown up one day and put the plaque on the church and had never asked for any information. The minster could not understand why they had not called the office, a church history booklet had all the information. Every historian makes mistakes, me included, but take the time, ask and do some research!
 
 

Community News
Tinicum Township Historical Society is having its annual FLEA MARKET, COMMUNITY DAY & CAR SHOW on June 13th at Governor Printz Park on 2nd Street in Essington. 9 am to 3 pm. It’s a home-coming day for the town!


Bring the whole family for an awesome day of games, history, music and more! In addition to the Flea Market and antique cars on display, it will be a full day of games for kids, interesting historical presentations, dance demos, psychics, tours, martial arts demo, Seaplane splashdowns and landing and a Pirate Band! We will be hosting a real archaeological dig that you can take part in! All proceeds from games and donations will benefit the restoration and preservation of the Lazaretto Quarantine Hospital in Essington PA.

Car show entrants show up between 9 and 11. ($15 entrance fee)
Proceeds from the Car Show go to Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
For Flea space call (610) 521-9002.
For more information go to tthsdelco.org