Sunday, August 12, 2012

Delaware County 100 years ago in pictures and a DCHS exhibit


 The Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone c.1913.    Now the site of Walmart
                                                     Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
                                                         at Ridley Creek State Park
                                                     "Delaware County 100 Years Ago
                                                              Through Postcards"
                                                            Wednesday, August 15
                                                                    Time 7pm
                                                              at the Park Office
                                The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation will offer its first ever
                                               “Wednesday Evening at the Farm”
   with a special presentation by local historian, Keith Lockhart. The event will be held inside the       
         main  ballroom at the headquarters at Ridley Creek State Park. This is the office for
              the State Park, the  old Jeffords Mansion, just follow the signs for the park office.
              At 7 PM Lockhart will present the program featuring his prized collection of Delaware County postcards. Lockhart’s collection is considered the largest of its kind in the region. Take a trip through Delaware County 100 years ago when postcards were the rage! During the evening, the Colonial Plantation farmhouse and the kitchen garden will be available for tours they will open at 6. Demonstrations taking place include textile making and long rifle firing. Of course,
                                the Plantation’s farm animals will be around for viewing.
                            Closing time is 9 PM. Admission is $5 per person. Children under 4 are free.
                                  One fee for both events! Money to benefit the Colonial Plantation.
The Plantation is located in Ridley Creek State Park and is easily reached via Routes 3, 352, 252
                                                                 or  Providence Road.
The Delaware County Historical Society
“Air, Land and Sea”
For Further Information Call: 610-872-0502
David Vanderhoof – Model Airplanes -
George Andrews - Model Airplanes
Anthony Jovinelli – Model Cars and Trucks
Johnson Boys - Toy Planes, cars & boats
P. Vincent Riley – Titanic Books – “the third largest collection east of the Mississippi”
Andre Horne – Diving Gear, “Ultimate Scuba Adventure”
Richard C. McGarvey - Diving Gear "Aqua Hut Dive and Travel Service " -
James J. Sinclair - Marine Archaeologist - Profile
DCHS Museum/Research Library - A tableau to the memory of the Titanic
DC Athlete's Hall of Fame - Delaware County Olympians

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