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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland is a trained Architectural Historian and a Board Member of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and Friends of the Furness Railroad District as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware and Chester County Historical Societies.,..
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DELAWARE EVENTSOn 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 ...
02/28/2020
You know I am a history junkie when I get charged up over  the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Delaware, the September 3, 1777 Battle of Cooch's Bridge.  Remarkably, the home (photo)  that served as headqarters for Colonial General Wm. Maxwell, then British General Cornwallis was in the C...
02/22/2020
In my last blog entry I told you about the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Today, we will see that I wandered across the street to take a look at the grounds of its neighbor, the Mercer Museum, a  six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930...
02/20/2020
Yesterday, I traveled about an hour north of Wilmington Delaware to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Begun in 1884 as the Bucks County Prison, it was transformed 100 years later into an art gallery.  Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton had designed a 3-story warden'...
02/19/2020
On view now to March 22, the annual Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA  is now doing its annual thing, brightening up the space vacated by the recent Christmas display. (Full disclosure, after many years of doing the holiday thing, I stayed away this last December).  As...
02/02/2020
 DELAWARE EVENTS First Saturday in the First State events:  February 1, 10:30 a.m. at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N. Dover DE 19901 . Dr. Donald Blakey will talk about  1953, when  Dr. Jerome H. Holland became President of Delaware State College.  This program i...
01/31/2020
DELAWARE EVENTSOn Saturday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m. Robert Clark, president of Wesley College and former Commandant of Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy,  will present a history of the U.S. Submarine Force during World War II and reflect on how the lessons learned almost 80 years ago are still...
01/01/2020
There is a house in the Wilmington, Delaware area that would win a Christmas decorating contest every year--except there is no contest.For over 30 years, the Smith family on Prior Rd. has been mounting a display with over 700,000 lights that can be seen by traffic on nearby Interstate 95. Two yea...
12/25/2019
Eleuthere Irenee Du Pont arrived at the site of Eleutherian Mills on the Brandywine River outside of Wilmington, Delaware in the spring of 1802 to begin the construction of a black powder mill, barn, and a home for his family along the Brandywine Creek. His wife and three children joined him in J...
12/21/2019
Most people know that the duPont family was very influential in Delaware and have left their mark with many beautiful estate homes now open to the public. Most have heard about Winterthur and nearby Longwood Gardens, but how many know about Nemours, located just north of the City of Wilmington?Ow...
12/13/2019
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