carolyn roland historic home for sale: Songs express the mood of the country - 03/09/20 10:03 AM
I came across this survey by The Economist which purports to gauge the mood of the economy by the songs people listen to:
The Economist has carefully analyzed music consumption to “create a quantitative measure of seasonal misery.” The publication used data from a popular music streaming service that offers 50 million options to 270 million people in 70 plus countries to track the type of songs people around the world listened to each month from January 1, 2017 to January 29, 2020.
The Economist relied on the streaming company to determine the emotional scale of the songs played during any given … (3 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: March 2020 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 02/27/20 11:03 AM
On Monday, March 2 at noon, hear about a "Bridge Between Two Eras" at Delaware's Auburn Valley State Park. Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one hour journey through Yorklyn history. Participants will get to learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley's new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road. The park is located at 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn.
Fort Casimir Revealed  will be the … (4 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: February Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 01/30/20 08:56 AM
First Saturday in the First State events:  February 1, 10:30 a.m. at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N. Dover DE 19901 . Dr. Donald Blakey will talk about  1953, when  Dr. Jerome H. Holland became President of Delaware State College.  This program is free to the public and no reservation is required unless otherwise noted. For more information contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or email . Weather--should this program be cancelled due to weather, it will be announced on . Other Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, … (2 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: January 2020 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 12/30/19 05:42 PM
On Saturday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m. Robert Clark, president of Wesley College and former Commandant of Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy,  will present a history of the U.S. Submarine Force during World War II and reflect on how the lessons learned almost 80 years ago are still applied today and are the foundation of our current submarine force culture. This presentation at the Delaware Public Archives 121 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Dover DE is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. Other public buildings in Dover which will be open … (1 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: December Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 11/30/19 09:11 AM
Lombardy Hall is the colonial home of Gunning Bedford, Jr, one of the Delaware signers of the U.S. Constitution. They will be holding their annual Open House on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 1-4 PM. Lombardy Hall is a National Historic Landmark home c 1750 in North Wilmington at 1611 Concord Pike.  Lombardy is usually open only by appointment. Located between Independence Mall and Lombardy Cemetery. 
Yuletide at Winterthur is now open until January 5 daily from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Please get reservations in advance which are available only by calling 800-448-3883.  I just did the Yuletide tour … (3 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: Turkey day pardon tradition continues - 11/25/19 01:48 PM
(Note: I received an email from my financial advisor with this content and I just heard the presidential pardoning just happened again for 2019)
WHY DO PRESIDENTS PARDON TURKEYS? A turkey may not be on the Great Seal of the United States, as Ben Franklin would have preferred, but the bird has a surprisingly robust history at the White House.
From the 1870s until 1913, turkeys were provided to the White House for holiday meals primarily by Rhode Island poultry producer Horace Vose. After his death, it was a free for all. The White House Historical Association wrote,
“By 1914, the opportunity to give … (5 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: Open House for National Landmark Property - 10/10/19 08:12 AM
For buyers who are looking for a significant home which was once the country home of George Read I, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. We will be holding an Open House from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019.


carolyn roland historic home for sale: Marketing tips from Pumpkinland - 09/25/19 08:48 AM
It's a sunny morning, so why not use my apple coupon to go to Marini's Market on Veale Rd. in Brandywine Hundred (Colonial name) or North Wilmington (modern name).
Not only did I find my Gala apples, but the Marini family seems to have gone all out or somebody took a marketing course and learned how to create a great fall display of mums and pumpkins!
It goes to show that you can always learn something new about how to market your business. I hope it works for the Marinis and that their pet pig enjoys being next … (0 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: September 2019 E-Newsletter - 08/27/19 12:05 PM
The biggest news I have for Delaware historic home lovers is that Stonum, the country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, is now on the market. We already have had some public attention from the local newspaper, and two TV stations. We have also been fortunate to have visits from both the staff of the George Read II house museum and the New Castle Historical Society, as well as the University of Delaware CHAD. Everyone has contributed their observations about how some of the features in the home may have been changed or moved and have … (2 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: Famous for Stonum, his country home, and his shoe buckles - 08/26/19 01:47 PM
How was George Read, Delaware Signer of the Declaration of Independence, able to spend so much time away from his family?  Firstly, he was the son of John and Mary (Howell) Read. George's father John was born in Dubin, Ireland, the son of an Englishman of large fortune. He owned a property in Cecil County, Maryland that George Read could have inherited but that he turned down in favor of his brothers.
This inheritance allowed Read to build a home on the Delaware River and one mile south, Stonum, his country home and farm outside of New Castle, Delaware. This property … (1 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: New Castle and Stonum Have Long History in Delaware - 08/16/19 10:40 AM
Although Stonum,  the home on the Delaware River and begun in 1730 became the "Country Home" of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, it's location on the waterfront had its highs and lows. The National Register information on Stonum says of this property bordered on the River by a marsh, "After the second breach of his embankment (in 1789), he sold "Stonum," and counselled his sons never to buy marsh. "
Although the property is a half acre now, it was part of a much larger plot which was George Read's farm. It was noted as having a new barn … (0 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: Did George Washington Sleep Here? - 08/09/19 10:51 AM
According to letters in the Read family archives, George Read I, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was known to dine with George Washington in Philadelphia. And, according to records of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Read's home on The Strand in New Castle, Delaware, is known as a place where George Washington and many of the native and foreign Revolutionary generals and all foremost statesmen of the republic slept under its roof and enjoyed the hospitality of its owners.  Although the original house was lost to fire, the signer’s son George II … (3 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: August Historic Homes News - 08/02/19 01:07 PM
First Saturday in the First State free programs are offered Saturday, August 3. Sites are open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House and the Kent County Courthouse. From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Join the Biggs Museum of American Art for their "Biggs Kids: Science in Action" program and make a make a STEAM based craft. From 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. learn some 18th century uses and preparations for common household herbs and how to grow and care for your own at the John Bell House on The Green during our "Herbal Remedies" program. Tour Legislative … (1 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: Marshallton--At the Center of Chester County - 07/27/19 02:36 PM
This week's Town Tour of Chester County, Pennsylvania, visited Marshallton Village, one of the most charming villages in the County. Founded in 1731, back when Chester County included all of what later became Delaware County, this village was considered the geographic center of the County. (above, serpentine stone house)
It was the home of botanist Humphry Marshall (1722-1801) and an important stop on the freight road from Lancaster to Philadelphia because it was toll free, unlike the Lancaster Road. There are still many homes preserved along the Strasburg Road,(Merchant of Menace shop on Strasburg) and as witnessed by the heavy traffic, … (2 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: July 2019 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 06/29/19 04:43 PM
Let Freedom Ring Ceremony-This annual July 4 event will take place this year at the New Castle Presbyterian Church, 25 E. 2nd St., New Castle.  Each year over 100,000 Americans participate all over the country. The guest speaker will be Syl Woodford, who will speak on Black Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution. . Everyone is requested to be in the church by 1:25 p.m.  18th C. garb is encouraged, and patriotic music will reign. Church bells will ring at 2 p.m. and then 13 children, (last year's photo) representing the 13 colonies will ring a smaller bell donated … (2 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: May 2019 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 04/28/19 02:10 PM
The Antiques Market at Silver Hill in historic Milford on Saturday, May 4 from 9 am to 3 pm on the lawn of the Parson Thorne Mansion 501 NW Front St.  Dealers from Delaware and Maryland are selling antiques, vintage and collectibles!  The Milford Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale at the May market. For more information: email  Admission is $1 for adults and includes a guided tour of the Parson Thorne Mansion. The 86th Annual Dover Days Festival, one of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events, is Saturday, May 4 from 9:30-3 p.m.  This is easily the … (3 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: My Flowering Quince is growing up! - 04/18/19 01:39 PM
It's been about 4 years since I planted my Flowering Quince ("Double Take Orange Storm") and a Spirea bush in the back of my yard. Every year I inspect it after the Spirea (photo) next to it blooms. I had loved the combination of 2 plants in Winterthur's Sundial Garden, and hoped to get a similar effect.
The Spirea was quick to bloom after the first year, but the Quince only had tiny blooms before. But, voila! This year the Quince has flowers large enough to see from the top of the hill. This variety does not have any noticeable fruits … (4 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: The Hellebores are in bloom, and I love it! - 03/27/19 07:21 PM

Thank goodness for the Balkans and China for propagating my favorite late winter-early spring flowering plants, the Hellebores.
Some people call them winter roses, Christmas Roses, or Lenten Roses, but they are not members of the rose family. I can't remember exactly when I first saw them, but I'm sure it was after I moved to the Mid-Atlantic area from Chicago many years ago. 
You can usually tell how mild winter has been by how soon they bloom. Since the Hellebores in my garden are just putting on their show in March and not in January, that may explain why I am especially … (5 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: February Historic Homes News - 01/28/19 11:44 AM
The Federal Presence in Philadelphia. The Athenaeum will host an exhibition of sketches, watercolors, prints, architectural drawings and photographs that document two hundred years of Philadelphia buildings that were commissioned by the Federal Government as well as those that housed federal offices. From Independence Square to custom houses, post offices and military installations, this show will reveal the surprising and lasting architectural imprint the Federal Government has made on the City of Brotherly Love.  Exhibition Dates: January 28-April 26, 2019. Free Admission. 216 S. 6th St., Philadelphia.
The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund will present "George Washington: First Entrepreneur: How George … (3 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: December Historic Homes Newsletter - 11/29/18 09:07 AM
Be up bright and early on Saturday, December 1 and see if you can visit any or all of the events listed, starting at 9 a.m. in Dover for:
1. The Biggs Kids:Happy Holidays at the Biggs Museum, 406 Federal St. There will be a holiday shop, crafts, performances from a children's choirs, food, plus Museum collections for fine and decorative arts open to 4:30 p.m.
2. Holidays in the New World, 9 a.m. Many different cultures left the Old World for the New, and made their home in early Dover. Learn about the holiday traditions, songs, and pastimes of the different cultures who … (1 comments)

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