Historic Home on the Christina River Shines at Holiday Open House

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The Hale Byrnes House, an 18th Century historic home (now a residence and museum) of a Quaker miller was the center of a small settlement on the Christina River. Curator Kim Burdick spins tales of how the Byrnes family came to settle in Stanton, Delaware and how life was disrupted for this miller and his neighbors when George Washington decided to hold a war council at the house, AND to take all the provisions the community had stored up for the winter to feed the Continental army. A story is told of a seance in recent years when Mrs. Byrnes (through someone attending) demands a portrait of Washington be removed.  It was done posthaste.

Saturday, this historic home in Stanton, Delaware, was the location of an open house featuring music, a display of antique lighting implements, and lots of home made goodies. Afterward, it gave me a chance to go out back of the house and look at the beautiful Christina River in the late afternoon light--beautiful!

                                      

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Nice shout out for this upcoming local event, hope it is well attended.

Make it a great day!

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Although this was several days ago, you can watch their website for future events!

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