Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top 10 Upcoming March Events

Sundays, March 1 - 31 Celebrate Women's History Month and meet the women who helped shape Colonial Philadelphia at the Betsy Ross House! From socialites to chocolate makers, meet and talk with famous and not-so-famous women from Philadelphia's Colonial past. All Women's History Month events are FREE with admission to the Betsy Ross House.

March 3 Sue Osthoff: Working for Justice for Victims of Battering Charged with Crimes presented at Eastern State Penitentiary. Victims of domestic violence and abuse make up a large percentage of the ever-increasing number of people who are charged with crimes and/or incarcerated. Join Sue Osthoff, Director of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, as she discusses some of the ways that victims of battering end up in the criminal legal system as defendants, the detrimental impact that criminal charges can have on a survivor’s safety and options, and strategies to increase justice for charged, incarcerated, and reentering victims of battering
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Free. No reservations required.
March  3 - "Archaeology at Valley Forge" part of the Friends Speaker Series at the Washington Memorial Chapel. Archaeologist Jesse West-Rosenthal presents a history of archaeology at Valley Forge, details of recent excavations, and a show-and-tell of selected artifacts from the encampment. 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1777.

March 4 Ridley Township Public Library presents The History of Ridley Township Part 1. Local historian Keith Lockhart will illustrate with original photos.the early history of Ridley Township. Did you know that Glenolden, Prospect Park, Norwood, Eddystone and other borough were once part of the Township? Learn these and other little-known facts in this presentation. This free program will be held in Garling Hall, Ridley Township Public Library 100 E. MacDade Blvd. This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative. Contact: Mary Tobin  610-583-0593  reference@ridleylibrary.org. Part 2 is March 18. You can check out Keith Lockhart's award winning website at delawarecountyhistory.com and his blog at the Delco Times link at dtimeshistory.blogspot.com. There is a lot of good, historical stuff on there.

March 6 Jane Pauley Your Life Calling A respected broadcast journalist for over 30 years, Jane Pauley’s career has spanned morning, primetime, and daytime television. She will speak at 8 p.m. Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building Reserved Seating: Orchestra $25 • Balcony $20. Additional fees may apply to credit card and internet sales. No fees apply to walk-up cash sales.

March 6 Dress in Blue Day for Colon Caner Awareness.

March 7, 2015 Historic Play Sights: A Guided Trolley Tour with Dr. Deborah Shine Valentine 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.a guided trolley tour of historic play sites with Dr. Deborah Shine Valentine, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Saint Joseph’s University. The morning will begin with coffee and muffins at the Philadelphia History Museum where How Philly Plays: 115 Years at Smith Memorial Playground, an exhibition of Smith’s history, is on display in the Community History Gallery. Guests will then board the trolley to learn about what play looked like in early 20th century Philadelphia, driving past locations of historical significance, including Starr Garden, as well as popular new destinations like Sister Cities Park. The tour culminates in a visit to Smith and a ride down the Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide. Tickets $30; $15 for Smith and Philadelphia History Museum members. Includes admission to the Philadelphia History Museum for non-members. Purchase tickets at smithplayground.ticketleap.com/playtour. Directions and parking information available at www.philadelphiahistory.org . Please direct general questions to info@smithplayground.org.

March 7 - April 4  Join the Continental Army at Valley Forge Park 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington's soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill. Free Contact Name: Bill Troppman Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1075

March 8  Charter Day at Pennsbury Manor. Celebrating the birthday of Pennsylvania. Demonstrating colonial crafts and offering tours of the Manor House. Best of all, it’s FREE! Also hosting a food drive during Charter Day, so please bring along a non-perishable food item.

March 8 Betsy Ross House Once Upon A Nation Storytelling  Hear empowering stories of women from the 18th and 19th centuries as told by an award-winning Once Upon A Nation Storyteller. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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