Monday, October 27, 2014

Top 10 Upcoming Events this Week with November Already

Linvilla Pumpkinland and Hayrides details through November 9. Autumn Harvest Moon Hayrides until November 1. Last ride to the "friendly" Witches House October 30.

October 28 Marple Historical Society and 1696 Thomas Massey House Presents "Leadership and Legacy in History”, William Penn, Abraham Lincoln, Shi Huangdi, and Mao Zedong A Comparative Study By Nicole Roper History Department Chair West Catholic Preparatory High School 7:30 p.m. Marple Christian Church, Lawrence Rd. Broomall. For information call 610-353-4967 refreshments served.

October 28 from 10:30 a.m.-12:0o p.m., Work Support Strategies Program join CLASP, Urban Institute, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for a forum offering rich lessons about the path to state reform of health and human services programs in the context of the Affordable Care Act. State participants and national respondents will take on the myths about unresponsive state and federal bureaucracies and misperceptions of public programs that support work, including SNAP, Medicaid, and child care assistance. Learn more or sign up to watch the webcast.

October 31 - November 1 Ghost Tour of the Haunted USS. Olympia at the Philadelphia Seaport.

November 1, 2014 The Pilgrim Story – 1620-21 National Conference Center at Valley Forge 6-9 p.m. Step back into the 17th Century and hear Gov. William Bradford share his eye-witness account of key events in Pilgrim history. You are sure to be entertained and challenged while receiving an accurate rendering of events and new appreciation for this band of separatists; who they were, what they did and why. Come learn the: Real reasons the Pilgrims left England and came to the New World. Record of the Mayflower journey. Realities of surviving their first Winter. Amazing relationship with the Native American Indians. Power of the Mayflower Compact. Facts concerning the “First Thanksgiving”. Speaker: DAVID BRADFORD, 13th generation direct descendant of Plymouth Governor William Bradford.

November 1 Chester County Historical Society, Back to Basics I: A Fresh Look at Tired Sources. 8 :45 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Chester County Historical Society 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA. For more information please click here or please call 610-692-4800 to register. Revisit the use of federal census records in genealogy. We will review the basics and highlight the unique information that each year provides before demonstrating how to use census data cooperatively with other records (maps, deeds etc.) to get results. Classes are perfect for researchers of all skill levels! $10 for members; $20 for non-members.
Presented by Kim Bucklaw, Assistant Archivist, Chester County Archives. Kim has over 10 years of research experience. She is the Assistant Archivist and primary genealogical researcher for the Chester County Archives and Chester County Historical Society. She has a master's degree in American History and holds certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists.

November 2 Hale Byrnes House - The Story of the 1st Delaware Regiment Chris Mlynarczyk, President of the 1st Delaware Regiment Living History group Well-behaved children always welcomed. $5 at the door includes coffee and dessert 606 (old) Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, Delaware 19713 
 November 5 Made in Delco: lunchtime factory tours at CVBI Toilet Paper factory. 

November 2 Home for the Holidays begins in Aston, noon to 2 p.m., when Aston Township Historical Society welcomes the public to it's annual Holiday Tea, Tour, and Tree Trimming event at the Village Green School House. This charming one room school house offers a step back in time. Help decorate the Christmas Tree, ring the school bell, enjoy the antique toy display, sit in a replica outhouse, sit at an old fashion desk and put your head through the story board to take pictures! Plus free goodies! What a delightful way to start off the Holiday Season and gift shopping! Village Green School House is located on Old Pennell Road, just off Pennell Road north of 5 Points next to Aston Vets. The event is free and open to the public. Aston Historical welcomes old photos, donations and volunteers. To make this day even better, the beautiful historic Cavalry Episcopal Church is conducting free guided tours of their historic cemetery which dates back to the early 1800's. Take a leisurely stroll to meet and learn about our interesting and noted "neighbors" from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be actors depicting the notable "guests" to enhance the guided tour! The cemetery is located behind this quaint and treasured church on Mount Road just off Pennell Road across from Kings Mill. This event is also free and open to the public. Donations are also welcomed.

November 14, 2014 (Plan Ahead)Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation's 8th annual Fall Fundraiser! Friday, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 Kings Mills in Media, PA
Ticket information and event details can be found on our event page: An evening of fun and high-spirited bidding at our silent and live auction!Your participation will help to keep this living history museum open to the public and provide food and medical care for the animals on the farm. RSVP by November 4th.
Please let me know if you have any questions, Joy Scott Office Manager, Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation 610-566-1725.

Prepare Yourself and check out the website
for instructions on National Write A Novel In A Month.  

This year to celebrate Veterans Day -- and the brave men and women who serve our country -- The Department of the Interior is creating a video of their images of America's public lands, and they need your help.Veterans and current service members: Send the "Department of the Interior" your videos and photos of you or your family enjoying our National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands by clicking here. ( Please send them no later than Friday, October 31 -- and be sure to include your branch of the military and the name of the public land in the photo -- for a chance to be in our special Veterans Day video. 

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