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)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: Longwood Gardens-Mum's The Word! - 11/12/18 12:47 PM

If you were thinking of visiting Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to see the Chrysanthemum Festival before the Christmas display begins, you have until November 18, 2018.
I visited a couple of days ago just to check it out, and sure enough, those thousand bloom mums were featured, along with spider mums (photo), football mums (yes, they really are called that by someone other than me), and bonsai mums (below).
If you wondered how they get 1000 blooms on one plant, you might want to check out this  mum video from Longwood.
And I do love some of the other plants … (1 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: November 2018 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 11/01/18 06:56 PM
Friday, November 2 from 5-7 p.m. is the Art Loop in Wilmington,  including 20+ galleries in Downtown Wilmington, New Castle, Arden, Bellefonte, and Greenville. Always fun, lots of original art, plus snacks and drinks are offered at most places, and you meet the most interesting people!
Saturday, November 3 is First Saturday in the First State with one of Dover's most popular themes, the First State Heritage Park's 18th Century Market Fair on the Green from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. Check out the schedule--and this event is entertaining, with pop up performances all over the place!.
Mark … (1 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: 1793 PA Gunkle Spring Mill Coming to Life - 10/12/18 02:15 PM
Last week's Chester County Day Tour introduced me to a spot which I found uniquely interesting nestled among the historic homes open for the day.  The 1793 Gunkle Spring Mill is located on Route 401 and Moores Road in East Whiteland Twp.
Jeff Dore, the Chair of the Township Historic Commission was our knowledgeable guide to this historic spot which the Township opens only Sundays from 1-3 p.m. from April to October or during special events. And lucky we are indeed that the Township has saved this mill, which was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The parcel originally included … (2 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: Stone Craftsman House Belonged to Local Environmental Hero - 09/19/18 05:02 PM
A waterfront site on the Delaware River is now a State Park, thanks to the efforts of S. Marston Fox, who lived just up the road from the River and felt it needed to be more than just a toxic dump. Thanks to Fox and his neighbors, we can now enjoy Fox Point State Park.
Not only that, but the Craftsman style stone historic home built by S. Marston's father, Charles, is now available for the first time in 22 years. Behind a stone wall and up a set of stone steps from Marsh Road, the home's orientation has been changed to … (5 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: September Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 09/01/18 08:15 AM

National News: More than 1,300 museums will say thanks by opening up their doors for free as a part of Museum Day Live on September 23. It's an annual event to celebrate museums and museum-goers across the country, organized by Smithsonian Magazine. There are museums across the country taking part, from Washington DC and Los Angeles to Hawaii and Alaska. Click for details.
Delaware’s Chautauqua tent shows, traditionally held in June, have been moved to September during 2018. Entitled “All Aboard: Delaware and the Railroad,” the three-day series of programs will explore the importance of railroads to America’s economy and way … (0 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: Tiny town with a big history on the C and D Canal - 08/27/18 08:07 AM
Settlement of Saint Georges Delaware began in the late seventeenth century when a bridge over Georges Creek was erected. This bridge became a link on what was an important north-south road between New Castle and Lewes beginning in the colonial period. In 1762, this route officially became part of the King’s Highway from Charleston to Boston. This road passed through a settlement on its main street. Because of its position on this road, Saint Georges was a stop on a regional stage coach line.
When the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal opened in 1829, Saint Georges entered a boom period that lasted until … (4 comments)

carolyn roland historic home for sale: 1850 Cottage in Historic Town on C&D Canal - 08/21/18 12:54 PM

If you are looking for peace and quiet in an historic village, this historic home could be for you.
A lovely 1850 cottage in North St. George's  Delaware overlooking the C & D Canal and the Michael N. Castle C & D Canal Trail is now available. Enjoy the leisurely life on the front porch swing or sit on the back porch and enjoy the wildlife. Walk along the side of the yard to the Canal and Trail for a waterside stroll or bike ride and watch for the large ships which frequently pass by.  Also,  if you have ever wanted … (4 comments)

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