Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Aston Open House

The Chester YMCA about 1925. If you don't recognize that building you should know the one in front. Keith
On Sunday, November 4, 2012

The school is the treasured one room school house that served the community well into the 1940s. Cookies and cider will be served. One can start ones Christmas shopping early with the purchase of ATHS tee shirts, a collection of post cards and an ATHS membership....perfect for gift giving! This is a chance to step back in time and experience what it was like to attend a simple one room school house!

On Thursday, November 8, 2012
"Getting Ready for Winter in Early Times".
For most of us, getting out the sweaters and the snow shovel and buying a little rock salt is all we need for winter preparations. But our ancestors had to plan much more carefully and further ahead to get through the cold season. If you wonder why cheese became a popular food, what happened to the field animals during the winter or if closets and fashion leggings are new things, come hear this talk. From ice cutting to weddings, the speaker will cover some of the work and seasonal activities that colonial through Victorian folks developed to deal with the cold.
Ms. Webster is the Curator-Historian of the national Friends Historical Association and Honorary Curator at Swarthmore College. She has taught occasionally at Swarthmore, Drexel and Neumann and regularly for the Philadelphia Elderhostel programs on topics including Quaker history and culture, regional history, the Underground Railroad and agricultural history. With an extensive background in museum work and historic preservation, she has presented professionally in 38 states and 4 foreign countries. Nancy Webster has BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and double MAs in American history and museum curatorship from the College of William and Mary.

The Aston Township Municipal Building is located on Route 452 just south of 5 Points, next to TD Bank. All are welcomed to these free events. Membership and volunteer opportunites will also be available. Donations are always welcomed.

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