Thursday, September 5, 2013

History Month has started!!

The 1724 Courthouse in Chester before it's restoration in the late 1920's

The County of Delaware along with members of the Delaware County Historical Society and all the historical societies in the county have gotten together to have a month's worth of history celebration The end will be the Ride for History!! The events this week

Visit Wilmington and Western Railroad Museum, enjoy vintage steam train ride along Red Clay Creek, and travel with troops for 2¼-hour round-trip ride to site of skirmish between Union and Confederate forces with men and women dressed in authentic period costumes. Cost: $57.00 per person - For reservations, contact Middletown Township Parks & Recreation 610-565-2700 Monday to Friday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
10:45 AM coach departs Granite Run Mall Pole #10, returns approximately 4:30 PM

Saturday, September 7

"Paranormal Investigation with Delmarva Historic Haunts Special Program”
Investigation of the spirits of the Plantation’s 18th century farm buildings and tour of the DHH mobile lab. The 2½-hour tour is in darkened rooms with low light levels and walking on uneven paths. Bring a flashlight, dress accordingly, held rain or shine, for ages 12 and up, $25.00 per person, pre-registration required.
8:00 PM - Ridley Creek State Park, Edgmont Township
Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8
Chadds Ford Historical Society
“48th Annual Chadds Ford Days”
Outdoor fair features quality crafters; antique cars; live entertainment; local restaurants;
Kids Korner; historic tours of the John Chads House; Colonial demonstrations;
Revolutionary War reenactors; tours of the newest exhibit, “What's in a Name? Roots to
Branches of an Old Family Tree,” cosponsored by the Brinton Association of America;
plus a display of Civil War artifacts courtesy of the Christian C. Sanderson Museum to
commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Admission: $5.00 for
Adult Non-Members; kids, dogs, and parking are free.
10:00 AM-5:00 PM - Grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 Creek Road,
Chadds Ford
Sunday, September 8
at 2pm
Talk at the Furness Library 100 N. Providence Rd. at Furness Ln., Wallingford, PA 19086 (610) 566-9331
sponsored by the Del. Co. Library System. Authors Laurie Hull and Matt Lake will be talking about witch trials and hauntings and Sandy Flash. Their new book will be for sale after the talk.
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

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