September 2015 Historic Homes E Newsletter
Shugart’s Sunday is happening in Historic Sugartown PA starting at 2 p.m. on September 13. In 1804, Eli Shugart opened a tavern to serve weary travelers. Though he only stayed two years, the village became known as “Shugart’s Town.” He must have thrown a great party! Beneath the amazing backdrop of Historic Sugartown’s General Store and Worrall House, Shugart’s Sunday will feature a festive afternoon with live local bluegrass and mouth-watering barbecue. The day offers down-home family fun with an afternoon full of music, food and family activities at the beautifully restored village corner. Sugartown is at 690 Sugartown Road, at the corners of Spring & Boot Roads in Malvern PA. (picture courtesy Historic Sugartown)
The Philly Freedom 5K run on Saturday, October 3, 2015 is the race that will change history. Not really but you do get to choose if you want to be a Loyalist and fight for King George III or fight for freedom as a Patriot. In the past, the Patriots won and formed the U.S.A. Can they win the war again or will the Loyalists finally have their turn and change the course of history? The winning side gets to choose the fate of our nation... for the day! The Philly Freedom 5K Run supports Independence National Historical Park, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. This unique course winds its way through the streets of Old City in Philadelphia and the scenic grounds of Independence National Historical Park. New this year... you can register as a Regiment (team). Create a team and tell your friends and fellow runners to register under your Regiment name.
The Delaware History Makers Award Dinner will be held September 15 in Wilmington at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. It will honor Mike Castle, former Governor and Congressman and Bryan Stevenson, founder and Exec. Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Contact the Delaware Historical Society for information.
The Hale-Byrnes House at 606 Stanton-Christiana Rd., Newark DE invites you to Lafayette's Birthday Party on Saturday, September 5 from 6-8:30 p.m.The party is co-sponsored by L'Alliance Francaise de Wilmington & People to People. Author Laura Auricchio will speak on The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered. Well-behaved children always welcomed. There will be a covered dish dinner--please bring a dish to pass. Books available for signing.
What could make for a better History On Tap than learning about the history of beer at one of the most successful local brewing companies. Join the Chester County Historical Society and Matt Krueger, Vice President of Victory Brewing Company, on September 28 for “The History of Beer.” Learn the world history of beer, Philadelphia beer and beer in Chester County on Monday, September 28, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Victory Brewing Company, Kennett Square ~ 650 West Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
This 1856 Italianate style home outside of Middletown, Delaware has been well preserved by generations of families who honored the traditions of Andrew Eliason, a prosperous farmer and State Legislator. Locals might remember a lumber and building supply company in New Castle, founded by his descendants. While the past of this home is evident in the marble parlor mantle, 10' ceilings, Egyptian Revival millwork, plaster cornices, 6 bedrooms and 3 baths, the present brings central air conditioning, a gourmet kitchen, master spa bath, an in-ground pool and 3 car garage. Listed for $646,500. Don't miss our open house on Sunday Sept. 20 from 1-3 p.m.
Historic Homes coming later in September:
An 18th C lakefront home in Bear DE
A 1910 Queen Anne mansion in North Wilmington.
Looking for Older and Historic Homes in Delaware and Southern Chester County, PA? Contact Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource.