Sunday, September 7, 2014

History Month has arrived!!!!

Anyone remember when this was the business section of Folcroft Boro??? c.1948

Delaware county will be 225 years old this month on September 26! It left Chester County to become our one and only Delco!!
 Lots going on this month!
Pictures from my personal collection will be appearing in Towntalk and on the Delcotimes website! Please check them out
Marcus Hook Preservation Society
The Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Association
cordially invite you to join us for
The 6th Annual W3R® Celebration
and Free Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Festivities begin at the Historic Plank House at 12:30PM
221 Market Street
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

The day will begin at 12:30 with a brief tour and discussion of the historic 18th century Plank House which the Marcus Hook Preservation Society is raising funds to restore.
At 1:00PM a brief ceremony will be held. It will begin at the Plank House and will walk 1 block to St. Martin’s Cemetery where we will honor the patriots from Marcus Hook who are buried there.
Following the ceremony at the cemetery, we will walk 1 block to the Community Center where Mr. Andrew Miller, a graduate of Villanova University with a MA in History, and who is a full-time History Instructor at Neumann University, will offer a presentation on the Revolutionary War. Mr. Miller is the Founder and Advisor to the University History Club and has also developed courses on the American Revolution, Civil War and many other topics. Mr. Miller has been the featured speaker at various public libraries and historical societies including Middletown Free Library, Swarthmore Public Library, Rachel Kohl Public Library, Haverford Public Library, Norwood Historical Society, Springfield Historical Society and many others. His first novel The Winter Soldiers was published in 2004.
A FREE ice cream social will immediately follow the lecture.
This event is sponsored by Chester Water Authority
Adult Admission $5
Children, Dogs, & Parking Free
Live Music, Food, and Fun including
Quality Crafters • Antique Cars
Revolutionary War Reenactors
Colonial Demonstrators
Special Exhibits • Puppet Show
Tours of the Historic John Chads House
Aston Township Historical Society
In a
Memorial observation of the Battle of Brandywine
7pm on September 11
at the
Aston Township Municipal Building
The Society is privileged to present 2 noted speakers/historians on this Revolutionary night!
Michael C. Harris, author, educator and tour guide who has worked for the National Park Service will present a power point talk on General James Grant during the Battle. General Grant's troops were the first to camp in Aston! Mr. Harris' interesting book will be available for purchase afterwards.
Nancy Webster is a popular local speaker who has been an educator, tour guide, preservationist and re-enactor who has worked for the County Planning Department. Ms. Webster will speak about the Battle itself and its resulting affect on the area.

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