Children outside the Newtown Square Hotel on West Chester Pike c.1900
Newtown Square Historical Society
HISTORIC NEWTOWN SQUARE DAY
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Sites Open 10 AM to 4 PM
“Where are they buried?” tour – 1 PM
Visit historic buildings and see a colonial military encampment with living history interpreters at the Square Tavern/John West House located on the corner of Goshen Road and RT. 252. This is our major activity of 2014 and provides a wonderful community experience. Other open Historic properties: the Paper Mill House Museum (Paper Mill Road), Friends Meeting House (Rt. 252), Octagonal School House (Dunwoody), as well as the Square tavern where the 1st Continental Regiment will create the colonial military encampment. “Where are they buried” tour led by historian Bennett Hill will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Old St. David's Churchyard in Newtown Township, 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087. You will locate other historic sites in your free event book (a treasure of maps and information). This event is FREE. Invite or bring family and friends to share this experience. Your support makes possible the year-round efforts of the NSHS to preserve and maintain important sites we can be proud of, and to educate children and adults about our remarkable local history. Please consider joining our organization or volunteering to help at future events. Your suggestions and input will be very welcome.
Pagano Book Signing at
Mickey Vernon Museum
Author Richard Pagano
will be signing his new book,
“The Baron of Leiperville: The Life and Times of James F. Dougherty “
at the museum on June 13th and 14th.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and Richard Pagano’s new book entitled, “The Baron of Leiperville: The Life and Times of James F. Dougherty”, would make a great gift for that sports minded Dad. Pagano, whose first book was entitled “Delaware County Sports Legends”, will be having two book signings at the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum which is located on the second level of the Granite Run Mall near Boscov’s. The first signing will be Friday, June 13, 2014, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, with a second signing the following day, Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 12:00 to 2:00pm. His new book can be purchased and signed by the author for $19.95. There will also be copies (only a few left) of his first book, “Delaware County Sports Legends” available for the same price of $19.95.
“The Baron of Leiperville: The Life and Times of James F. Dougherty” is the biography of one of Delaware County’s larger than life sportsman whose hotel, bar and fight arena in Leiperville, now known as the Crum Lynne section of Ridley Township, was a mecca for boxing from 1916 to 1947. During this time, he was the owner of one of the busiest fight camps in the country. It was at his arena, one of the first open air arenas in the country, that some of the greatest fighters in the sport trained or fought. It was also a popular hangout for sports writers too, especially Damon Runyon who made Leiperville and the Baron famous nationwide.
Civil War Boot Camp
with the 10th Virginia, Company B
Saturday, June 7th
11 AM - 5 PM
The South has invaded Pennsylvania again and set up camp on the Plantation. Watch the 10th Virginia, Company B train, drill and shoot in preparation for their campaign season. The camp will be open for you to visit with talks on civilian and soldier life.
House tours, farm tours (baby animals!) an herb garden talks.
This is a camp with drills, firing demonstrations and civilian life (no battles/skirmishes)
For more information about the 10th, see their website at www.b10va.com.
Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for children & seniors.
Children under 4 and members are free.