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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland tells you about Real Estate and gives you hints and stories about historic properties and sites. Call Carolyn Roland, selling older and historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania since 1987. Search historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania with the help of a trained Architectural Historian and Realtor.
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On Friday, October 7, 2016, I was invited to a "Historic Preservation Celebration:Past, Present, and Future," held at a converted movie theater in Smyrna, Delaware.   At this building now housing the Painted Stave Distillery, we were welcomed by not only Ron Gomes and Mike Rasmussen of the distil...
10/13/2016
5 Lake Drive in Bear Delaware still retains a touch of its original country setting, although it's no longer on 200 acres, but 3.3 acres. It sits on a small lake, with a pool and hot tub on the deck, and a lovely screened porch for watching the ducks and small boats on the lake.  There is an over...
10/05/2016
E Newsletter--October 2016 (Apologies for any font irregularities caused by technical problems)Pennsylvania Events : The Chester County Historical Society and Greystone Manor present talks by Catherine Quillman and Tara WinkOctober 4, 2016 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at  Greystone Hall (1034 Phoenixvi...
09/29/2016
In the 19th Century, this home was called Rolling Prairie, and we can try and imagine what Bear Delaware was like when the nearby Bear Tavern greeted travelers on the road from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Christiana, Delaware.Now known as 5 Lake Drive in Bear, Delaware, this substantial brick home...
09/15/2016
Chadds Ford Days is a festival commemorating the Battle of the Brandywine, which took place on September 11th, 1777. With activities for all ages varying from colonial demonstrations, tours of our historical homes, war reenactors and local music. Over 60 vendors will offer various items such as a...
08/31/2016
I made use of my member pass the other day at Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Delaware and took the Wednesday afternoon “Estate Tour” via tram.While waiting for the tram, I did wander around and saw the exhibit on clocks, featuring well known names such as Simon Willard and his 1802 “Banjo Clock...
08/25/2016
I always look forward to the Chinese Festival in Hockessin, Delaware. It is appearing late on the summer calendar, because apparently they had construction going on earlier.  I am sure it will be a great event--I have been going for at least 10 years, dating back to pre-air conditioning in this r...
08/10/2016
Yes, Michael will really talk about graffiti, but once it morphs into  historic territory, it becomes a subject of scholarly research. I have heard him speak about all the “writing on the wall” at Old Swede’s Church in Wilmington, and there is a lot to learn. Join him at Stoney’s British Pub and ...
08/08/2016
The American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware and the Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton, Delaware invite you to attend a talk on the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge Saturday, August 13 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The only Revolutionary War battle to be fought in the State will be addressed by Wade Catts....
07/31/2016
Middletown Delaware's Main Street is a Joy! Imagine living in a small town with shops and galleries you can easily walk to. Here’s an easy solution--come to an open house from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday, July 31 at 200 North Cass St. and then take in the sights. Shop hours and days  vary, so first chec...
07/28/2016
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