August 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter
Battles at Boone: A Revolutionary Encampment will happen at the historic Daniel Boone Homestead, Berks County, Pennsylvania, August 15 & 16, 2015, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are excited to offer another living history encampment featuring between 100-150 participants. Visitors will be immersed in eighteenth century military and home life and will witness firsthand the colonial hardships both on the battlefield and off. Cost: $10.00 Adults, $8.00 Seniors, $6.00 Children.
The City of New Castle, Delaware invites you to attend the Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on August 5, and the First Friday Art Loop at 5 p.m. on August 8, as well as an open house at the historic Bellanca Airfield and Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame Museum (near the New Castle Farmer’s Market).
The historic Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton, Delaware is open on the first Wednesday of each month, noon - 3:00 p.m., so come visit August 5! Well-behaved children always welcomed. Free, but donations are encouraged.
More fun and interesting Town Tours and Village Walks exploring historic homes and commercial structures important to their communities are coming up in Chester County for August. Scheduled are: August 6, Quakers and The Underground Railroad in the Coatesville area; August 13, Historic West Grove Borough; August 20, West Whiteland Twp., 250 Years of History by Trolley (really!). All start at 5:30 p.m. and end about 7 p.m. Meeting places are all on the Town Tours website. Light refreshments are served at all locations, but we like to sample the local cuisine in each town! (West Grove Meetinghouse, r.)
Mystery of the Kennett Shiitakes-Murder Mystery Art Stroll will take place at the Genesis Walkway, State and Union streets in Historic Kennett Square on August 7 at 6:30 pm and ending at 9 pm. The KATS theatrical group always does such a good job (so good that I can never figure out “whodunnit”).
And don’t miss the Third Thursday in Kennett Square with State St. closed off for dining in the street, entertainment, shopping, and children’s activities from 6-10 p.m.
The owners of two great historic homes are polishing the doorknobs and getting everything spic and span to be ready for putting their historic homes on the market in September. We have an 18th century waterfront home on over 3 acres in New Castle County and a Victorian confection in North Wilmington that will please all you historic home fans. Watch the Carolyn Roland website for more information on these historic homes for sale in a few weeks.