Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nixon, Preservation and place names

                On this Saturday, February 11, the county along with the state is having a workshop on preserving Pennsylvania. All the information is below. The Newtown Square Historical Society is having a talk next week on Richard Nixon and some of the good things he did during his presidency like the visit to China in 1972. On my website I will soon be adding a section on old Delaware County place names used before 1950. Many such as Markham and Painters Crossing have disappeared in just a generation. Towns like Chelsea and Adele have also faded. I'm hoping some readers will send me info thru my website of what they remember, names that are not used anymore. My website is and I also have a Facebook page Delaware County Pa history

                                                Preservation Pennsylvania
The workshop will begin at 9:00am and conclude at 12:00pm. Registration will begin at 8:30am. In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be held Saturday, February 25th, 2012. Presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), PennDOT and the Delaware County Planning Department, the workshop brings together preservationists and historical society representatives from across southeastern Pennsylvania to discuss strategies to preserve and protect places that matter. Leading experts in preservation, planning and transportation will provide attendees with the tools to protect, preserve and enhance historic resources. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration can be accessed online at or Preservation Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth's only statewide, private non-profit, membership organization dedicated to preserving Pennsylvania’s historic places through creative partnerships, targeted educational and advocacy programs, special projects and technical assistance.

Newtown Square Historical Society
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Newtown Square Historical Society is proud to have noted Speaker and Historian Ashley Hunter as their February
15th speaker. His subject will be Richard Nixon, a President whose story will be of interest to many people – especially
those of us who lived through those turbulent times. Whatever his role in Watergate was, Watergate will always remain thebig question and darkest moment during Nixon’s term in office. Great moments such as when Apollo II landed the first man on the moon tend to stand alone rather than remembered as part of the Nixon era. Have we forgotten that Nixon was the first president to travel to China? Admission is free – all are welcome, so please come and bring a
Refreshments will be served. Join us at the Dunwoody
Village Auditorium at 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 15th.
More details can be found on the Society’s website:

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