The old days at Widener, c.1960
Why Widener University is called Widener
How the name was chosen.
Widener is in its 194th year.
It has provided much service and goodwill for almost 200 years to Chester. This will be a free program presented by Dr. J. Joseph Edgette on Monday September 28, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Hedgerow Theater in Rose Valley, Pa. This illustrated presentation will provide the historical background as to why Widener was given that name.
Dr. Edgette is Professor Emeritus at Widener University. He is the University folklorist. The Chester Historical Preservation Committee is sponsoring this program that is free and open to the public.
Please call 610=872=4497 for further information.