Thursday, September 12, 2013

Awards, new website and more of history month

Who recognizes this former Delaware County Landmark?
the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has chosen this web site for a HIP Award!
aka History in Pennsylvania
Click the link below for more Info!
Guilio Gaspero has designed and created a new website
finally! I helped out a little with design ideas but he did all the work. Check it out it looks great and lots of information.
Click the link below Thursday, September 12

Aston Township Historical Society
“History of Aston”
Nancy Webster will give a lecture on the History of Aston.
She will kick off the year's celebration of Aston's 325th anniversary as a township with a  talk on the early settlement of "Ashton" and what daily life was like here for the first generation of settlers. Did they pay taxes? Were there Native Americans here? What activities occupied those first families?    Nancy herself is a descendant of the Dutton family, whose early home is in Aston and whose name is on a prominent local road .   Ms. Webster has taught at Neumann and Drexel Universities and currently teaches at Swarthmore College. Come hear the former regional planner describe the life of the very first Astonians! Free and open to the public.
7:00 PM - Aston Township Municipal Building, Pennell Road, Aston
“Cultural Arts Forum”Thaddeus Stevens: Becoming an Abolitionist is history brought to life by actor Steven
Anderson, who portrays a Congressman grappling with one of the controversial issues of
his day. Admission: $8.00 - Reserve seats at 610-558-5626.
1:30 PM - Thomas A. Bruder Life Center, Neumann University, Aston
“Archaeology Festival”A day of fun to discover how archaeology is done and what we can learn from it, assist
with excavations, help to process artifacts, see artifact displays from around the county,
and enjoy kid’s activities.
10:00 AM-3:00 PM - Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Road, Glen Mills

Saturday, September 14
“Fall Hearth Cooking Workshop
Hands-on workshop learning to cook in the kitchen of a restored colonial farmhouse
with expert cook Mercy, who will compile a menu of soup, bread, and cheese for lunch,
as well as a formal dinner at 4:00 PM. Reservations required (limit 10) - $40.00 per
person, $35.00 for members/volunteers (includes admission to Plantation for the day).
10:00 AM-4:00 PM - Ridley Creek State Park, Edgmont Township
Collingdale Borough
“Collingdale History Day”
Come to Collingdale's History Day....
Saturday, September 14th from 10 am to 5 pm at Collingdale Community Center. Local businesses, organizations, churches and schools will be at the Community Center from 10 am to 1 pm displaying and promoting their history. In the afternoon, Harris Elementary School will open their doors to celebrate 120 years of educating Collingdale's youth. Come share your favorite memory of the school. Doors will be open from 1 pm to 5 pm. Entertainment will be at the Community Center from 1 pm to 5 pm which will include a karate demonstration by Dyer's Karate at 3 pm.
Learn more about Collingdale through history tours starting at 1 pm....Eden Cemetery, Church tours, and a "Joe Bird" history tour at 4 pm. All tours start at the Community Center. Who is "Joe Bird?" Come to history day and find out....

“Sunday Night Live”

Tri-State Jazz Society and Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz Band and Roaring ‘20s Orchestra,
Tickets: $20 per person
2:00–4:30 PM – Duke Gallery,
Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford


  1. The photo is the old Baltimore Pike bridge over Crum Creek (at Smedley Park).

    I never saw the bridge in person, but I heard there were 2 plaques mounted on the inner walls of the arch. When the bridge was replaced, the plaques were put on a monument ion front of the old (pre-Blue-Route) entrance to Smedley Park, which I do remember seeing.

  2. Jim you are correct! The bridge and archway was removed in 1958 when Baltimore Pike was widened.