Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blackbeard and an old postoffice

 With Johnny Depp, Pirates have taken on a whole new life in the last 10 odd years. According to legend Blackbeard the pirate aka Edward Teach had a girlfriend he visited in Marcus Hook. The house still stands and Mike Manerchia who owns it will talk this Wednesday in Newtown Square.

                            Newtown Square Historical Society
The presentation will be on Wednesday, October 26th, in the Dunwoody Village Auditorium, at 8:00P.M.
Mr. Manerchia, after purchasing an old house in Marcus Hook, discovered artifacts linking the house to Blackbeard the pirate. The house had been in his wife’s family for 100 years.
This is a fascinating discovery and is sure to be a great program.
Please come, and bring friends – refreshments will be served. The program is free to everyone. For more information, please check our website at www:historicnewtownsquare.org

  And in keeping with the Halloween spirit a historic cemetery walking tour!

at Cumberland Cemetery,
the historic resting place for many prominent Delaware and Chester County residents, will be hosting a haunted Halloween walking tour on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM. Cumberland Cemetery remains a historic gem nestled in the heart of Middletown Township. It retains the charm and tranquility of a turn-of-the-century cemetery in a country setting.
At Cumberland Cemetery’s Haunted Halloween Walking Tour, guests will retrace the path and findings of a recent study undertaken by the paranormal investigation team from Southeast Paranormal Investigation and Research Team of Pennsylvania (SPIRT of PA). Learn about some “hidden” history of the Cumberland Cemetery while exploring the past lives and deaths of some of the cemetery’s residents. Along with some chilling tales of the paranormal, the walking tour will provide a study of the cemetery’s Victorian architecture, some burial customs throughout the ages, and gravestone symbolism. Group tours will be held at 4:00 PM. Each tour will be limited to 25 guests. Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve a spot.
Suppose An Eyes, a workshop for poets in Philadelphia and surrounding communities, will hold a Halloween-themed poetry reading at the cemetery at 5:30 PM following the Haunted Halloween Tour. Guests are cordially invited to attend one or both events.
For more information, please contact Bridget A. Monaghan, Director of Marketing for the Cumberland Cemetery. She can be reached at bridget@philadelphiafuneralcare.com or 610-449-8585.
Cumberland Cemetery is located at 447 N. Middletown Rd., Media, PA 19063 (Rt. 352 across from Penn State Brandywine).

If you have not checked my website lately alot has been added. delawarecountyhistory.com

And does anybody recognize this building? It is an old post office from Upper Providence area

1 comment:

  1. Regarding question about identifying post office which may be in Upper Providence.....is it possible that it is actually in Middletown Township, Route 352 and Gradyville Road.....could it be the old Hotel with the gas station across the street? My email is Babs562@gmail.com