chester county: Christmas Parade Has Perfect Weather and Fun Time - 12/01/12 12:10 PM
West Chester, Pennsylvania held its annual Christmas Parade Friday night. It was cold, but not the brutal cold that freezes noses and toes, just a nice wintry feeling. We had dinner at a restaurant on the parade route down Market Street and could hear the booming of the drums as we ate. We came out in time to see a good bit of the parade, as you can see from these pictures. The parade ended, as is traditional, with Santa.


chester county: The People and Places of Oxford Pennsylvania and Peach Cake Recipe - 08/28/12 02:11 AM
The Town Tours and Village Walks in Chester County, PA, came up with another hit last week in Oxford, Pennsylvania, a town of 5000 people, founded in 1833, and simply overflowing with historic buildings.The northern half of Oxford was owned by the Dickey family in the 19th century. The Dickeys included the local Presbyterian minister, the Mr O'Malley of the local bank, a state Representative, and local businessmen. Reverend John Miller Dickey and his wife Sarah Emlen Cresson founded Ashmun Institute in 1854, and which later became Lincoln University. The family played a major role in re-routing the new Philadelphia and … (4 comments)

chester county: At Yellow Springs- Pretend You Are An Artist--Models, Clothes Optional - 08/03/12 05:10 AM

 Last night Historic Yellow Springs supporters led a tour of sites in the Chester County, Pennsylvania village which were important from 1917 to 1952, when the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts established the Country School for art students. Re-enactors portrayed such early artists and teachers as Daniel Garber (center), NC Wyeth, Albert Laessie (bottom), Roswell Weidner, and Arthur B. Carles, who taught here. D. Roy Miller was an early school director (top left corner), One of the revolutionary ideas was to copy the French "en plein air" outdoor painting, and even more revolutionary--they posed nude models outdoors (shielded … (2 comments)

chester county: St. Peter's Village, Ghosts, Granite, and Aunt Lena's Musical Saw - 06/29/12 09:52 AM
The summertime programs conducted by Chester County townships called Town Tours and Village Walks hit a home run last night with St. Peter's Village in Warwick Twp., on the French Creek.  Once the home of St. Peter's Quarry, established in 1880 by the Knauer family, they exported granite for all kinds of uses, including the Belgian Blocks used to pave the streets in Philadelphia and other nearby towns.
The quarry is on the opposite side of the main street from the French Creek, which rushes through town over enormous boulders. We did see a young man take a dive into the … (2 comments)

chester county: Town Tours Visits West Chester, Pennsylvania - 06/21/11 10:33 AM
The Annual Town Tours and Village Walks in Chester County, Pennsylvania began on June 23, and will continue through August 25 in a different village every week. ( The History Center in West Chester was the site of the launch of this year's walks. The building  blends two distinctive buildings in Chester County's history. Horticultural Hall, designed by noted architect Thomas U. Walter and built in 1848.  In addition to the meetings and shows of the Chester County Horticultural Society, the building was used for a variety of public events, including the first women's rights convention in Pennsylvania. Uriah … (0 comments)

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