Monday, September 25, 2017

Upcoming Events This Week Sept. 25 - 29

Sept. 24 First Year Anniversary of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Advance timed entry passes for individuals are released monthly. The next release for January 2018 passes is on Wednesday, October 4th at 9 a.m. ET. Passes go very quickly when released.

Sept. 25 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims 7 p.m.  at the Living Memorial Gardens located at Fuery Road and Chichester Avenue in Upper Chichester.

Sept. 26 Guided Bird Walks at Valley Forge National Historical Park 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Sept. 26 Intro to Genealogy at Middletown Free Library 6:30 p.m. bring laptop if you have one. Register to attend online or call.

Sept. 26 Grover Cleveland Bergdoll Lecture (Villain or Victim) presented by The 1696 Thomas Massey House and the Marple Historical Society at The Marple Christian Church 725 Lawrence Road in Broomall 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 The League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County and the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association  of University Women will hold a discussion on "How to Recognize Fake News from the Real Thing". 7 p.m. at the Community Room of Media Borough Hall, 301. N. Jackson St.

Sept. 28 Senator Tom Killion's Senior Expo 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Penn State U., Brandywine Campus 25 Yearsley Mill Road in Media.

Sept. 29 Indigenous Americans Series Part 2 with local historian Nancy Webster teaches the history of different regional tribes of indigenous Americans and gives an update to where they are now.5 Civilized Tribes 2 p.m. Register online or call library to attend.

Sept. 30  National Public Lands Day Find an event near you!

Sept. 30 Brookhaven Family Day noon to 4 p.m.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Upcoming Events this Weekend Sept. 22 - 24

More events this weekend

Sept. 22 "Raising Art: Attracting Money to Black Communities" at MJ Freed Performing Arts Theater located at 5th and Avenue of the States in Chester 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 23 1st Annual Philadelphia 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and 5K Walk at Lincoln Financial Field.

Onsite Registration: 0700

Opening Ceremony: 0830

Climb/Walk Start: 0845

Climb/Walk End: 1130

Sept. 23 Pro-Act Recovery Walk at Pens Landing. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

Sept. 23 Kids Fest at Springfield Mall 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Delaware County News Network and Delaware County Daily Times.  

Sept. 23 15th Annual Fine Arts and Craft Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Park Avenue in Swarthmore held by the Community Arts Centerr.

Sept. 23 Muhlenberg Living History Days at Valley Forge National Historical Park.  

Sept. 23 MY FEST at Rose Tree Park Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment.

Sept. 23 7th Great 12-Hour River to River Tour Vine to Pine Walking Tour of Philadelphia.

Sept. 23 Opera on the Mall in front of Independence Hall.

Sept. 23 -24 Civil War Battle and Camp at Colonial Plantation 11 a.m - 4 p.m.

Sept. 23 and 24 Magical Garden at Longwood Sat. 1 - 6 p.m. and Sun 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. the show will be staged in the Ballroom. Participating local garden clubs Four Seasons Garden Club of Kennett Square, Garden Class of the Woman's Community Club of Uwchlan, Garden Club of Springfield, Spade and Trowel Club and The Country Gardeners.

Sept. 25 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims 7 p.m.  at the Living Memorial Gardens located at Fuery Road and Chichester Avenue in Upper Chichester.

September 26 Guided Bird Walks at Valley Forge National Historical Park 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Sept. 26 Grover Cleveland Bergdoll Lecture  WWI slacker (Villain or Victim) presented by The 1696 Thomas Massey House and the Marple Historical Society at The Marple Christian Church 725 Lawrence Road in Broomall 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Upcoming World War I weekend events September 22-24

World War I Events this Weekend details.

Sept. 22 Delco's World War I Committee will hold a World War One era dance at Brookhaven Community Center.

Put on your dancing shoes and join the World War One Delco Centennial
Committee's Dance for Democracy on Friday September 22nd 2017 in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania.

Dress in World War 1 Era Military or Civilian clothing, or modern
Black-and-White Elegance

Cocktail hour with World War 1 era drinks.

Dance to the musical stylings of Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society.

Dance performance by Tapestry Historic Dance Ensemble

Buffet dinner of authentic World War 1 cuisine.

Price $35 per person

Details and ticket information at

Sept. 23-24 Tour of historic properties in Delaware County. These sites will reflect the spirit of the World War I. 

Sept. 23 World War I Living History and Encampment 109th Infantry, Company L 28th Division, Pennsylvania National Guard Saturday Noon until 6 p.m. Thunderbird Lodge 41 Rose Valley Rd. Rose Valley, PA 19063.

Sept. 23 Radnor World War One Monument - Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eugene Hough will be on site at the Radnor WW1 Mckennzie Memorial wearing his WW1 Cavalry uniform.  Representing Saving Hallowed Ground as the Monument Education Preservation Field Specialist , he has each year provided conservation services on the monument and also conducted hands on conservation clinics with students on the monument itself. Gene will talk to people about interpreting  the wonderful images of the Doughboys featured on the monument and also about my unit the First City Troop that served in the Great War at a remount facility in Georgia, on the Mexican boarder searching for Pancio Via. Gene will have maps, books and other assorted static display items to share.

Sept. 23 - 24 Members of the 7th NJ and 186th PA living history groups will be standing Honor Guard at the Chester Rural Cemetery Soldier Circle 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Noon - 3 p.m. at the WW1 Memorial.

Sept. 23 – 24 In Collingdale, the "Day of Remembrance" starts at 10 am with the first walking tour to commence at 10:30 a.m. Members of the Collingdale Historical Society will be on hand at Collingdale Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The second walking tour will originate at Collingdale Park at 1:30 pm. The last stop on the first walking tour will be at Aldan's Historical Museum. This "trolley stop" museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with information and stories.

Sept. 23 – 24 Join John and Jan Haigis as they lead a walking tour of Darby's WWI legacy at the Darby Free Library at 11 a.m.

Sept. 23 – 24 The Friends of the Eden Cemetery will be conducting walking tours around the cemetery. Learn more about black soldiers who served during WWI. Tours are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sept. 23 – 24 PA Veterans Museum on Sate Street in Media  Noon-5 p.m. Sat and Sun for tour.
Sept. 23 – 24 The Nether Providence Historical Society will have a display of Mr. Von Byre’s diaries and other artifacts from his service in the American Ambulance Corp in Italy during WW1. We will have some information about other local residents who served in that war. The display, on the dining room table, will be at the Thomas Leiper House, 521 Avondale Rd., Wallingford. The house will be open Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m.  The phone number at the house is 610-566-6365.

Sept. 23 – 24 Lazaretto Station  99 Wanamaker Avenuem One stop with three presentations Saturday 23 September 2017 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday. 24 September 2017. Noon-3 p.m.

1. The Lazaretto (Chandler Field during WWI)
 presented by the Friends of the 1799 Lazaretto Interpretive Museum

2. Hog Island Shipyard

presented by the Tinicum Township Historical Society

3. Corinthian Yacht Club (yachts were used as Section Patrol Boat roles throughout the War), presented by the Corinthian Yacht Club Historical Society

Presented through the both days over the weekend, Rain or Shine

Sept. 23 Saturday Time:12:30 and Sunday 24 September 2017  Time: 11:00 
Location Naval Asylum Burial Ground adjacent to Mount Moriah Cemetery at the Flag Pole. Enter at the Cobbs Creek Parkway entrance to Mount Moriah Cemetery in Yeadon Ceremony honoring veterans of WW1. Co-Hosted by the VA, Borough of Yeadon, American Legion Post's 761 and 507, and the Pennsylvania WW1 Committee.


Sept. 23 – 24 Delaware County Veteran’s Memorial all day. Located at 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073.
Sept. 24 Living History Sunday at the 1696 Thomas Massey House Between 1 and 4 Enjoy demonstrations of colonial cooking, gardening, tools, candle making and blacksmithing along with tours of the 300 year house.
In addition to the usual programming they will also be featuring information about the family who lived in the house during the World War 1 years, and a blacksmith working forge. Blacksmiths were still very much part of Delaware County life during World War. Located at 470 Lawrence Rd. Broomall, PA 19008.