Sunday, November 10, 2013

Collingdale, Thornbury and Aston Township Talks this week

Who recognizes the road this trolley is on? Trolleys don't run here anymore but everyone should recognize the "Village" in the background
Guest Speaker, Kay Ferrari, a local historian, will discuss” Sam Riddle and Man of War, A Man and his Horse”. Along with her vast knowledge of the Riddle family, his homes, his mills and his horses, Kay will  present a power point display of photographs collected during her extensive research on the family that gave its name to a hospital, a road and a section of Delaware County.

                            THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER 14, 2013 at  7 PM           FREE ADMISSION                            
Thornbury Historical Society is very excited to once again welcome Jim Getty, the world renowned Lincoln Impersonator from historic Gettysburg, PA,  to our Township.
 Mr. Getty made an unforgettable appearance two years ago at Sweetwater Farm/Grace Winery as part of the area's Lessons and Legacies commemoration of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial.  THS has invited him back this year to help us all better appreciate the historic implications of the Battle of Gettysburg  (July 1 - 4, 1863) The Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863) and the Emancipation Proclamation (January, 1864).
Many people know Jim Getty as a nationally renowned Lincoln actor, historian and scholar.   For over thirty years, Getty has studied and portrayed the 16th president, and he brings this vast knowledge and expertise to each of his unique leadership sessions.
As a way of saying thank you to The Glen Mills Schools for so many years of hosting THS at our annual Pancake Breakfast, we have invited their dedicated staff and their impressive student body to join us.  This is also an outstanding opportunity for our community to visit Glen Mills Schools and its beautiful campus and buildings. It can also provide families with a rare and very special event to experience together.
On site parking next to the auditorium is plentiful.
For more information call:       Joan Dehm  610-358-3397   or    Ted Jacquet   610-399-9280    

1 comment:

  1. "Village"?

    Hmm... just a guess: Is that Westinghouse Village in the background? Then this is a Philly-bound trolley on Powhattan Street in Essington. If so, my Dad grew up a mile down the same road, in Lester in the 30s & 40s.