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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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Experience some small town love in Middletown, Delaware! The 2016 Middletown Olde-Tyme Peach Festival will be held Saturday August 20, 2016 beginning at 9am with the annual Peach parade on Broad Street and will conclude at 4pm.  Many activities are centered around Main Street.  Main Street and a ...
07/16/2016
Off to the farm we go today--Highland Orchards, the little farm in the middle of Brandywine Hundred, I mean. Right across the street from Brandywine High School on Foulk Rd., “The Main Street of Brandywine Hundred.”  Lots of organic veggies (plus some non-organics from other sources) and home ba...
07/05/2016
First of all, if you are wondering where to celebrate July 4 in Delaware, check out Delaware Today’s list. Then, in Dover, the First State Heritage Park is celebrating July 4 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. There will be walking tours, children’s games, a film about Caesar Rodney’s historic ride f...
06/30/2016
The Chambers Mansion, c. 1894, is a glorious example of the Victorian Queen Anne style. Built by Miss Marion Clark on 16 acres running down to the Delaware River, it was on the trolley line from Wilmington to Downingtown PA. With a wrap-around porch, 2 turrets, 2 balconies and a widow's walk on t...
06/17/2016
The first time I saw this Bear, Delaware home, I could not believe the treasure I beheld! For an historic home “expert,”  a brick home with Flemish Bond brickwork, a brick belt course, and water table were all signs of an 18th century structure. So far, I have found deeds going back to the 1870’s...
06/14/2016
America’s Oldest Street is to celebrate Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia. Located in the heart of Old City between Front and 2nd Streets just north of Arch, the Elfreth’s Alley Museum is one of few landmarks dedicated to the everyday American. Representi...
06/03/2016
As part of the  Dover Days programs for May 5th you are invited to see: Revealing the Ridgely Family: Historic Theater The First State Heritage Park and Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew & Thespians will present 4 historic theater vignettes. The student actors will peel back the layers of tim...
05/03/2016
I just received this news Bulletin from my friend Susan at Bellefonte Vintage:  Guess who's coming back to Brandywine Boulevard? We are thrilled to announce that longtime Bellefonte merchants Sue Ellen Creech and Tonya Smallwood are returning to Brandywine Blvd, sharing space with Bellefonte Vint...
05/02/2016
May 2016 Historic Homes Newsletter Have Fun with History in Delaware and Pennsylvania this month!You are invited to a free symposium on current research dealing with African American communities in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and neighboring regions during the Era of Conflict and Resistance,180...
04/29/2016
  I agree with Gayle Rich Boxman's post about always being open to learning. I went to a meeting yesterday with people representing different townships where troops, both British and American, moved through before, during and after the Battle of the Brandywine with Cornwallis and Gen. Washington....
04/15/2016
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