Middletown Township Historical Society
Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.
at Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Monday, January 23, 2012
DARLINGTON'S CORNUCOPIA DAIRY
by Nancy Webster, Independent Scholar
Jesse Darlington settled in Middletown in 1795 and shipped fresh-churned butter to shops in Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia counties, first by horseback and then by wagon as roads were improved. For the next 200 years six generations of the Darlington family operated dairy farms along Darlington Road. Beginning in 1858 butter was shipped by rail to Philadelphia, New York and Washington DC, where it was served at the White House.
Monday, February 20
THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE: A "FOUNDING SON" OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by Gene Pisasale, author ofLafayette’s Gold: The Lost Brandywine Treasure
The lecture highlights the little known role that the Marquis de Lafayette played in America’s war for independence including his participation at the Battle of the Brandywine on September 11, 1777. His ongoing support, both monetary and political, helped win the war against Great Britain and earns him recognition as a "Founding Son" of the Revolutionary War.
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