Sunday, February 4, 2018

Upcoming Talks and Lectures

Middletown Township Historical Society invites you to


by Angela Hewitt, President, Friends of the Thomas Leiper House, Wallingford, PA
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 at 2:00 p.m.
The MTHS Office & Museum in the former Roosevelt School, 464 S. Old Middletown Road, Media, PA

Angela will give us special Valentine romance stories from Thomas Leiper and his descendants.  She starts with a love letter Thomas wrote to Elizabeth Gray in 1777 and ends with the wedding of Virginia Leiper in Chester in 1890.  In between are more love letters, break-ups, honeymoons, and wedding descriptions.  It turns out that Thomas Leiper and his family were not much different from our families today, but few men now have written love letters like George Leiper did in the 1820’s and 30’s.

The MTHS museum displays will be open before the talk at 1:00 p.m. and following the talk until 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served following the talk.

In case of inclement weather or changes in the schedule please visit our website or call 610-316-5620.

Tavern Talks 2018 and "Chocolate and Courtship"

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Tavern Talks will kick off its third season on Thursday, February 15th from 7-9 p.m. with "Chocolate and Courtship." If you are looking to bring dating back to the basics 300-year-old basics then you will not want to miss out!
Guests will have the opportunity to watch chocolate-making demonstrations by Mars’ AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate’s very own Chocolate Historian David Borghesani, receive courtship advice from General George Washington (portrayed by Carl Closs), learn about dating in the Colonial period from historical novel writer Susan Holloway Scott, delight in historical chocolate pairings, and more!
Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older. Be sure to mark your calendars for other Tavern Talks we will be doing throughout the year, including:
March 15 Mind Your Pints & Quarts
April 12 Law & Order May 17 To Market, To Market
June 21 Enlightened!
September 13 Liberty or Death
October 11 Fermented & Tormented
November 8 Sugar & Spice Purchase a year subscription to Tavern Talks and save! A year’s worth of Tavern Talks is $110

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