February 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter
Join the New Castle Delaware Historical Society for their Wintery Wednesdays Lecture Series: February 4, "The Story of the Delaware Continentals" speaker: Chris Mlynarczyk, President, 1st Delaware Regiment. February 18, "Seized in September: Revolutionary War Comes to Delaware" speaker: Kim Burdick, Delaware Historian. February 25, NCHS Annual Meeting, "Setting the Record Straight: Dispelling New Castle's Historical Myths" (can't wait to hear this, since I once was a guide in Old New Castle) speakers: Mike Connolly, NCHS Executive Director and Brian Cannon, Local Historian (other speakers TBA) All programs to be held at 7 p.m. at The Arsenal, 30 Market Street, New Castle, and are free to the public.
The Lewes, Delaware Public Library will host Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, a film series partnership with the Delaware Humanities Forum. These powerful documentaries include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all. The series is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. They include: The Abolitionists, Thurs, January 15, Slavery by Another Name, Thurs, January 29, Freedom Riders, Thurs, February 12, and The Loving Story, Thurs, February 26, all at 6 PM.
Fans of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley will want to see the exhibit Oscar Wilde’s Salome’:Illustrating Death and Death and Desire from February 7 to May 10 at the Delaware Art Museum.
"The Epic Journey of Engine No. 98" will be presented by Tom Gears and the Wilmington & Western Railroad on Saturday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cranston Heights Fire Hall, 3306 Kirkwood Hwy. in Wilmington. Tom has been collecting information on the WWR’s No. 98 for a future publication. Free and open to the public,Please E-mail your name, phone number and number in your party to WWRR98@aol.com. In the event the presentation is postponed due to bad weather they will contact you.
The '60s! Winds of Change opens Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:30am at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester, Pennsylvania.. This installation, initiated by community interest, will use original objects, photographs, documents, and oral histories to inspire visitors. Also, you are invited to hear “The Story of Nate Simms” by Historian, Lecturer and Teacher, Michael Payton Monday, February 16, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House 117 E. Gay Street, West Chester. . Learn about the story of Nate Simms, a young African American man who was involved in one of America’s most important evenings in American History, April 15, 1865 - the assassination of President Lincoln. Simms, later lived in Marshallton, Chester County. This special program takes place on President’s Day and in recognition of Black History Month.
The Historic Home Show and Designer Craftsmen Show will be held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania February 6-8. The event for anyone who wants to learn about how to restore, renovate, decorate, or care for old houses and preserve our architectural history. A new feature is a fee based course by Old House Journal Editor Emeritus Patricia Poore and a panel of experts who will deliver valuable information for old house owners.
Want to check out all the homes for sale in New Castle County, Delaware over 100 years old? Or perhaps homes for sale in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania over 100 years old? Is this overwhelming? You need to contact Carolyn Roland, your older and historic homes resource for help in sorting this all out! (Left, Webster House, Wilmington)