Friday, November 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. come to the many galleries and spaces open for the First Friday Art Loop all free events. Tour the Delaware History Museum at 505 North Market St., then explore entertainment and restaurants that inspire a vibrant city! Then, on Saturday, November 2 from 1-3 p.m., hear a talk on The Quaker Indian Boarding Schools (photo) at the Museum. Please click here to register for this free talk. On Street parking is free on Saturdays.
First Saturday in the First State will include an 18th Century Market Fair on November 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on The Green in Dover. It will explore an era when The Green served as the focal point of life in Dover, presenting the goods, wares, and political attitudes of the 1700's. The activities will continue inside the Old State House with special tours and demonstrations.
The Hale-Byrnes House will hold two talks in November:
Saturday the 16th from 7:30-9:30 p.m. "Our Greatest Allies: How the Revolutionary War Changed American Opinions of the French" with Norman Desmarais.
Sunday the 17th from 3-5 p.m. Walt Chiquoine will speak on "White Clay Creek Landing-An 18th C Commercial Hub of Northern Delaware." For both talks, $5 admission includes coffee and dessert. The Hale-Byrnes House is off exit 4B of I-95. Take Rt. 7 N and turn R immediately after the Morgan-Christiana Bank Center. at 606 Stanton-Christiana Rd., Newark 19713.
The 56th Annual Delaware Antiques Show will be held Nov. 8-10 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.Sixty of the country's most distinguished dealers will present offerings of antiques and decorative arts. The keynote lecture will be "The Irishness of the Irish Country House: A Private Tour" with Robert O'Byrne on Friday the 8th at 10 a.m. Hours and admissions info available from Winterthur.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. join the Chester County Historical Society for "Historic Clothing – The 1800s". The 19th century was a period of great change in fashion that is illustrated in the museum’s remarkable collection of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing. Dozens of examples will be available for up-close examination in this program with the museum staff.
Then, from November 16 to January 11, a new exhibit, Lighting the Season, the Winter Holidays will be on display. The Society is located at 225 N. High St. in West Chester.
A free lecture titled “Eyes Aloft: Chester County Civilian Volunteers in WWII and the Aircraft Warning Service” will be presented at the Sadsbury Twp. Historical Society featuring Brett Snyder on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Sadsbury Twp. Municipal Building, 2920 Lincoln Hwy., Sadsburyville PA 19369.
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“Utopia for Workers: Housing and Planning Industrial Communities” featuring Dr. Anne E. Krulikowski will be the subject at the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum, 50 S. 1st Ave. in Coatesville on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Cost:$5, free for members.
A free Veterans Day Commemoration will be presented by the Valley Forge Park Alliance on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The Commemoration Ceremony will be at 3 p.m. at the Arch, and an Artillery Demo at the Muhlenberg Brigade.
Where: Valley Forge National Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia PA 19406. For information, email@example.com
The Story of the Lenape will be discussed at the New London Area Historical Society meeting Thursday, Nov. 14,7 p.m. This free talk featuring Marshall Becker to be held at New London Academy/New London Twp. Building, 902 State Rd., West Grove PA 19390.
The West Caln Historical Society at 721 W. Kings Hwy, Wagontown, PA will hold a free talk : History of the Chester County Coroner on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. (address is W. Caln Municipal Bldg.)
You have a special opportunity to go down in the history books: Stonum, country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence is now available. His main residence, one mile away on The Strand and next to the home of his son George Read II (which is now a house museum owned by the Historical Society of Delaware) burned down in the big New Castle fire of 1826 and a garden now stands in its place. Not only is this home on the National Register of Historic Places, but is one of only 14 properties in Delaware which has been declared a National Landmark property. (photos, 1936 Historic American Building Survey parlor mantel, and National Landmark marker).
For more information on Stonum or any other historic home opportunities, contact Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource. 302-239-3000 (office) 302 234-6063 (direct) or firstname.lastname@example.org.