Come in out of the cold this February for these great events for historic home lovers and their families:
Chester County Historical Society (West Chester) Family Day will be held Monday, February 17, from 10:00am - 1:00pm. The Family Fun includes crafts, toys, dress-up and stories. Admission is $10 per family. Free for members. Schedule: 11:00am ~ Noah Lewis, Revolutionary War Re-enactor portraying Ned Hector, a hero at the Battle of the Brandywine; 10:00am - 1:00pm ~ All museum exhibits and the History Lab will be open. Benefits the New Horizons History Education Scholarship Fund.
From February 28 - March 2, 2014 the Historic Home Show will appear at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Convention Center.Talk with restoration specialists, see premier products from flooring and hardware to kitchens. Meet the artists and craftspeople whose work is for sale and whose hands are for hire for your next restoration project. Meet the firm which worked on Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Kosciusko House including extensive exterior woodwork repair and replacing the hand-split cedar shake roof. The Friday Night Preview Party is your chance to sip wine as you personally meet the artisans, and get an exclusive first look at their latest creations.
Wintery Wednesdays Lecture Series presented by the New Castle Historical Society will begin Wednesday, February 5, 7 p.m. with Gerald Kauffman discussing the British invasion of Delaware in 1777. On February 19, 7 p.m. John Medkeff will discuss the history of Delaware breweries. Come to the New Castle Court House Museum for this series which is free to NCHS members and $5 for non-members. You are also invited on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. to the NCHS Annual Fundraiser "A Night at Scully's Pub." Support local history and have a great time while doing it! Held at historic Buena Vista Mansion in New Castle, this pub night event will feature delicious food, beverages and music inspired by the magic of Ireland! Dress is upscale casual.
The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation presents its 2014 Lecture Series: Ships of Exploration, The Lost Galleons: Discovering The Secrets Of Florida's Oldest Shipwrecks by Dr. Roger C. Smith, Chief of Underwater Archaeology, Florida’s Division of Historical Resources on Sunday, February 23, 2014 Reception 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Lecture 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dravo Auditorium , Chase Center on the Riverfront 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE $8.00 Members, $12.00 Non-Members, $15.00 Question? Contact Mary Ann Connelly at email@example.com or 302.429.7447
During the month of February 2014, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be offering 18 special programs at the State of Delaware’s six museums. Eleven of these programs will be presented in commemoration of African American History Month, an annual observance celebrating the invaluable contributions that the black community has made to the culture and history of the United States. A full schedule of events (starting February 1) is listed on the website. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-744-5055.
Looking for an historic home for sale in Delaware or Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania? We have several homes waiting like the crocus to appear. There is an early 19th C. home near Hockessin, Delaware, and a mid-18th C. brick manor house on 11 acres near Dover. Both of these homes could be on magazine covers, they are so beautiful. Contact Carolyn Roland, Your Older Homes Resource for more information.