Thursday, May 24, 2012

Skirmishes, the Civil War and a Ridley Park walking tour

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
at Ridley Creek State Park    
17th Century Timeline and Skirmish
Saturday - 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm (skirmish at 12:30 and 3:30)
Sunday - 11am to 3pm with last entry at 2:30pm (skirmish at 2:00)
Adults - $10.00 and children (4 to 12) -$8.00
Europe in the 17th century has outgrown its borders. Political and religious wars on the continent and in Great Britain have catapulted its people into the modern age. The Americas have been mapped and explored for more than a century and the great Continental powers have staked their claims to the new territory. Conflict and clashes of culture are happening. Witness a period of our history that shows the expanding horizons of both Europe and America. There will also be a farm day with early colonial music (11-2), textile demonstrations, hearth cooking (Sunday only) and tea in the parlor.
CPP 17th Cenury Unit

May 30, 2012, Wednesday evening at 7 P.M
Mr. Andy Miller, local historian, author and
teacher raised in Delaware County will provide an up close and personal look at
the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Miller states, “The Battle of Gettysburg belongs to
the nation”. Yes, it does; but interestingly so Southeastern Delaware County
played a critical part in the war effort. Some long forgotten facts indicate that the
townships of Southeastern Delaware County were critical to the war efforts. Over
10% of the adult population of these boroughs and townships were in the Military
sometime between 1861-1865. One local cemetery Darby Methodist Meeting
Cemetery (1808) Springfield Rd. in Collingdale has 100 documented Civil War
Veterans. Additionally, many mills in our area provided major support for the
Come join us!
Refreshments will be provided.

Town historian Keith Lockhart
will lead
First at 1:00 pm the second at 3:00 Pm
Cost $5:00 dollars, money to go to the library
Each tour is about one hour with ten minute rest stop.
Tours will begin and end at the library and coverparts of East and West Ridley Ave.
Cresswell St. and the business district.
Call Boro Hall 610-532-2100 for reservations
If the tours sell out more will be added over the summer and fall

Last weeks picture was of the original Taylor Hospital from 1910 Look at the above one and let me know what you think

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