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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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2013 

I can’t believe it that there are almost 30 venues open this Friday evening for an event I look forward to every month, “Art on the Town"! There are 6 galleries open in the Trolley Square area of the City of Wilmington, and 13 more a few blocks away in Downtown Wilmington (including at the Grand...
01/30/2013
Bethel Township Preservation Society presents Special Guest Speaker Albert Eelman 7:30 PM at the John L. Myers Memorial  Township Building, 1082 Bethel Road Garnet Valley, PA 19060 Tuesday January 29th. Albert Eelman is a long‐time member of the American Chestnut Foundation and past  president of...
01/27/2013
I’d like to say a few words about the good folks at the Bethel Township Preservation Society. Although they are just 5 minutes across the PA/DE state line from my home, I had never attended one of their events. I knew that one of my former clients now living in a Delaware Historic Home, the Penny...
01/27/2013
This is a day all Americans can be proud of--and we in Delaware can claim a spot on that stage. After all, the newly sworn in Vice President lives just down the road! Note: Delaware is really small, and he’s here with Dr. Biden when he’s in town and not at the Vice-Presidential residence on the g...
01/21/2013
  Historic records give us some information on the occupants of 4311 Marlowe Road in Wilmington, Delaware. Since the owner, Henry Webster, owned a grist mill, he needed workers. As did his neighbors, who were farmers and millers, he owned a slave. Present occupants of Brandywine Hundred (of which...
01/14/2013
       I had a chance to drive down Market Street in downtown Wilmington, Delaware last night when I attended a talk at the Delaware Historical Society, and found some fascinating sights. Market Street still had twinkling lights in the trees, the 1871 Grand Opera House had dramatic lighting (I mi...
01/11/2013
Join historian Peter Dalleo, Ph. D. at 7 P.M. on January 10  for an illustrated exploration of Civil War sailors of African descent who served aboard Union Navy tugs, sloops, and gunboats. At least 348 African-American Delawareans from the state's three counties served on U.S. naval vessels, som...
01/07/2013
On Saturdays, February 9 and 23 and March 9, full-day workshops in Open Hearth Cooking will be held at the George Read II House in Old New Castle. Prepare an everyday meal or tea while learning about the history and traditions of “tea”.Working in the historic kitchen of the Read House, you will b...
01/02/2013
A must-see for visitors to the Wilmington area is the spectacular O-gauge train display assembled every Christmas at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. It fills an entire gallery and took 7 people 6 days to assemble (you can watch this on the museum's website.) As many as f...
01/01/2013
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