Yorklyn Day: Join the fun on Sunday, June 4, from 11 am to 5 pm, as we spotlight the history, heritage and spirit of Yorklyn, Delaware. With family and all ages events, an artisan's market, live music, food, antique auto rides and mansion tours (some events have a fee). Proceeds from the event benefit the Center for the Creative Arts, the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve, and Delaware State Parks.
The Newark (Delaware) History Museum is now open on Sundays, from 2-5 P.M. The Museum has exhibits relating to all aspects of Newark History. Come and see exhibits and artifacts pertaining to Newark's industry, schools, public works, social history, military history, and many other topics. The 1877 Pennsylvania Railroad station building housing the Newark Historical Society Museum is an attraction in itself, drawing railroad buffs from around the country. Also see them on Facebook. Photo by Wesley Aubuchon.
The Delaware Ad Hoc Preservationists are meeting Friday, June 9 from 1-3 P.M. at the Middletown Historical Society, 216 N. Broad St. (Route 71). All are welcome, no reservations necessary. Questions? Contact Kim Burdick.
The Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton is going to present these 2 interesting events: Saturday, June 17 from 7:30-9:30 P.M., the American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware presents "Mrs. John Dickinson: Mary Norris Dickinson". The charming Evelyn Swensson is the speaker. And on Sunday, June 18 from 3-5 P.M. the This Place Matters series presents the Director of the Delaware Historical Society, Scott Loehr, speaking on the renovations at the Society in Wilmington. Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR. All ages welcome at both events, $5 at the door includes coffee and dessert.
And speaking of the Delaware Historical Society, how about a Pop-Up Museum? Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM. in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, you can bring small to medium-sized objects telling the story of immigration, past or present.
Lewes events -- Friday, June 9, 4 P.M. at Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street, Lewes: Phil Webster presents, "1776 Delmarva: Defending Delmarva During the American Revolution". Lecture and book signing by Phil Webster, who writes and speaks about the Founding Fathers. The annual Chatauqua Tent Shows are the week of June 18-22, starting with “Delaware and the Era of World War I: Service Suffrage, and Swing Dance.” The events will take place at a variety of downtown Lewes locations. Step back in time with musical entertainment, first-person theatrical performances, and numerous education activities for the whole family. Fees may be charged for daytime programs Tuesday-Thursday.
Separation Day--Come to Old New Castle June 9 and 10 to celebrate the 241st anniversary of Delaware's independence from PENNSYLVANIA & GREAT BRITAIN. On June 15, 1776 – more than two weeks before the fateful vote in Philadelphia – Delaware declared its own independence. The scene was set as the Continental Congress was meeting in Philadelphia, considering what soon would become the Declaration of Independence. Residents representing our three counties that were then "The Assembly of the Lower Counties of Pennsylvania" – New Castle, Kent and Sussex-upon-Delaware – gathered in New Castle, which would become the state's first capital. In 2017 this means time to PARTY!!
The 23rd annual Town Tours and Village Walks "A fortnight in Chester County" honors the 240th anniversary of the Campaign of 1777, which included Chester County's Battle of the Brandywine. These free Thursday night walks will extend through June to August, with a different location featured each week. The first is on June 15 in West Chester, with Historic Kennett Square (look for costumed guides) June 22, and Trimble's Ford on June 29. Check website for specific details.
And while you are checking out websites, make sure to stop by the brand new website for the Chester County Historic Preservation Network. And you can contact me if you have questions about the Network or our website.
Philadelphia's Friends of Independence, along with Chef Staib of City Tavern & A Taste of History and Eric & Ryan Berley of Franklin Fountain are planning a delicious salute to Dolley Todd Madison on Thursday, June 8th. Enjoy sweet treats and tasty drinks while learning about Dolley’s connection to ice cream and her fabulous pastries that can still be found at City Tavern today. Franklin Fountain will be demonstrating the use of 19th century ice cream molds while Chef Staib and Pastry Chef Diana Wolkow, demonstrate how to make Dolley’s “Fairy Butter”, which would go on top of James Madison’s favorite cake… Seed Cake! Location is the 18th Century Garden at 329 Walnut Street, 5:00 to 8:00 PM. For reservations click here.
And now for something completely different, the Chadds Ford Historical Society presents Escape Brandywine: Historic Escape Room Experience at the Chads House on select summer Saturdays - June 3 & 17, July 8 & 15. Escape Brandywine is a new historically immersive escape room presented by Chadds Ford Historical Society. Your experience is set inside John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine placing you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission! Mike Connolly, we knew you would be up to mischief when you left New Castle for Chadds Ford!
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