Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Lazaretto Lecture and Ridley Creek State Park Boar's Head Feast

                    The Essington Fire Co. about 1925, probably taken at the Lazaretto.
  1.             Lots of lectures, talks and fundraisers this month. I will be talking in Ridley      Township and Nether Providence PLUS Prospect Park next month.
The Lazaretto
Historic Quarantine Station
Tinicum Township
Bill Moller, Tinicum Township Historical Society

The Marple Christian Church
475 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA 610-353-3644
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26 Time: 7:30PM
    The gateway to Philadelphia for the first century of our nation's existence was the Lazaretto quarantine station and hospital, where all ships, passengers and cargo arriving from spring through fall were inspected and quarantined, if necessary. (The name Lazaretto derives from St. Lazarus, patron saint of lepers.)Some have called the Lazaretto Philadelphia's Ellis Island, but from a historical standpoint, it is even rarer and more precious than New York's famous immigrant inspection station.
Don’t miss this opportunity, to hear about this 1799 structure that still stands as a silent monument to the first hundred years of our nation's conflicted history of immigration and public health.
There is no charge and refreshments will be served after the lecture.(Donations Welcomed)

 Colonial Plantation
Boar's Head Feast
March 1st 6:30 - 10:30
Mansion Ballroom
This event is especially for volunteers and their friends (and anyone else too). It is a time for us to get together and renew old friendships before the season starts. Call Joy at the office 610-566-1725 to purchase your tickets. All profits go to the Cabin Fund. We will also have tickets at the work session and textile day.
6:30 - Sampling of colonial libations with the tapping of the keg
7:00 - Period reenactors Boar's head procession.
7:10 - Cider toast .
7:15 - Dinner - salad, porchetta abruzzese (Italian pork sandwiches), baked ziti, and pasta primavera
8:00 - Dessert, door prizes, and reenactor's fashion show
8:30 - Old fashion sing a long
9:00 - Ticket boxes drawing
9:15 to 10:30 - Dancing with the reenactors

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