On Monday, March 2 at noon, hear about a "Bridge Between Two Eras" at Delaware's Auburn Valley State Park. Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one hour journey through Yorklyn history. Participants will get to learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley's new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road. The park is located at 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn.
Fort Casimir Revealed will be the subject of an archaeology talk by Wade Catts at the Bear Library on Weds., March 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This popular speaker will tell of newly unearthed secrets from Delaware's past around Fort Casimir, a Dutch colonial fort in Old New Castle dating from 1651. The library is at 101 Governor's Place
Bear, DE 19701.
First Saturdays in the First State continue with free programs on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except Woodburn, Hall House and the Kent Courthouse).
Don't miss a talk at the Archives at 10:30 a.m. on "Delaware's Struggle for Women's Right to Vote" with Dr. Anne Boylan and Emily Green.
War of the Roses:Suffrage HQ at the John Bell House on the Green--help Suffragists make items needed for an opening rally, hear stories of the struggle for women's right to vote! Then, at 10, 12 and 3 p.m. hear from an African-American suffragist in a 20 minute talk.
Stop by Woodburn, the Governor's house, open for tours from 10-1 p.m.
At 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. in the Old State House, hear a debate on the Battle for Women's Suffrage. Show your support and let your voice be heard! Guided tours all day will highlight the suffragist movement in Delaware, the 19th Amendment, and discussions held in our historical capitol.
All day, tours highlighting the women who have been elected to Delaware public office will be held at Legislative hall, Delaware's State Capitol building. Also, all day, take the kids to the Biggs Museum for craft activities. Then look for the Women of the Green walking tours going on all day.
The Johnson Victrola Museum will also offer tours all day highlighting the female artists who recorded for the Victor Talking Machine Company accompanied by 78 RPM recordings played on authentic talking machines.
From 1:30 to 4 p.m. hear about "The Once and Future Courthouse" at the Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green.
Winterthur Museum is holding the "Influencer Lecture Series" every Tuesday evening in March and April. They will be at 6 p.m. in the Copeland Lecture Hall, $15, $10 for members. The schedule is:
March 10: “Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont," March 17: “Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life in Politics," March 24: “Resurrecting Eve: Shaker Women over Two Centuries," and March 31: “Influence and Impact: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Transformative Words." For full schedule, see Winterthur website. Buy tickets online or call 800.448.3883.
This is all in conjunction with an exhibit in the Galleries, Re-Vision 20/20:Through a Woman's Lens which runs through the end of the year.
March 19 from 6-8 p.m. the Delaware Historical Society, 505 N. Market St. in Wilmington will host a panel discussing the importance of the 19th Amendment's ratification, impact, and aftermath. Speakers will be Dr. David Young, Exec. Director of the Society, as well as Dr. Erin Zoransky of Del Tech, Dr. Anne Boylan of UD, and Dr. Jean Baker, Goucher College. Free: register here. (photo NEA.org)
The Chester County Historical Society is celebrating International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. with a musical performance. It will be held in a space that hosted the first Women's Rights Convention in Pennsylvania. The performance will open with an appearance by guest author/storyteller Susannah Brody, followed by a music-filled program by the ARTolerance ensemble. Purchase tickets here.
The Historical Society also announces their 38th Annual Antiques and Art Show will be held on March 14 and 15 at the Church Farm School in Exton, Pennsylvania. The show is CCHS's premier community and fundraising event.
And now for something completely different. The Schuylkill River Heritage Center will present "Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia", with Dr. Robert Hicks at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12. The location will be The Foundry at the Schuylkill River Heritage Center, 2 N. Main St., Phoenixville PA. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Saturday, March 21, from 7 a.m. to noon, you can celebrate the Irish at the historic Joanna Furnace with the Hay Creek Valley Historical Assn. Irish breakfast buffet. Joanna Furnace is 3 miles north of Morgantown PA.
The Radnor Historical Society and the Radnor Memorial Library will present "William Lightfoot Price: From Wayne to Rose Valley" with Realtor J. Scott Laughlin on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Windsor Room at the Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave. in Wayne. Laughlin will discuss Price, who designed over 100 houses in Radnor and beyond. Free. (Photo: Thunderbird Lodge by Price is now home to the Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society, photo from Main Line Today)
SPECIAL NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK HOME
Stonum, the country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
is now seeking a buyer to take ownership of this home begun in 1740. Located in New Castle, Delaware, Stonum is a National Historic Landmark with original distinctive millowork. Stonum has a view of the Delaware River from the upper story, and once looked directly to the River before more recent riverfront activity was constructed. (Photo C. 1910 courtesy of Delaware Historical Society).