Thursday, April 9, 2015

Top 10 Health, History and Music Things to do this Weekend


History April 9 The Delaware River a History A Highway for Native Americans, the Fur Trade and Invasions, a presentation by noted historian Nancy Webster sponsored by the Bethel Township Preservation Society and the Concord Township Historical Society at the Rachel Kohl Library 687 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills, PA. 7 p.m.

April 11 and 12 Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park- World War II Skirmish and Camp.

April 11 Morgan Log House in Lansdale Dusty Attic and Creepy Cellar Open House. Popular annual FREE Open House focusing on the history of the restoration of the Morgan Log House. This is the only time of the year when Visitors will be allowed to walk up into our attic and climb down to the basement. Walk through the Log House and see what the rooms looked like prior to the house being saved from demolition. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

April 11 through October 31, 2015 Together Again–Danny Murtaugh and Mickey Vernon in a museum exhibit held in the Delaware County Historical Society Museum and Research Library located at 408 Avenue of the States in Chester PA. In the mid 1930s, Danny Murtaugh and Mickey Vernon were teammates on Chester’s American Legion baseball team. In the late 1930s, they entered professional baseball, playing in the Eastern Shore league. In the early 1940s, they both reached their goal of becoming major league players, beginning careers that were interrupted by World War II. During the war, they served in the United States military–Danny in the Army and Mickey in the Navy. In the late1940s and early 1950s, they were back playing major league baseball,–Danny in the National League and Mickey in the American League. In 1960, they were both part of the National League champion Pittsburgh Pirates that defeated the New York Yankees to gain the World Championship–Danny as the manager and Mickey as a player/coach. Now, eighty years after first playing for that Chester American Legion team, they will be brought together again posthumously. The exhibit combines artifacts from the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame and the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum. This exhibit is free and will open to the public April 11, 2015 and last through October 2015.

April 12 The 16th Annual Chanticleer Lecture Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden with Peter Hatch 2:00 p.m. at Radnor Memorial Library. Hatch is the author of “A Rich Spot of Earth”: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, a 2013 American Horticultural Society Book Award winner. He was Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello for 35 years. Lecture sponsored by Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden. Free and open to the public.  

April 12 Trolley Tour - A Fine Collection Explore American antiques at Mount Pleasant, Woodford, and Strawberry Mansion in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Paid tickets required $38 ($30 member).  

Music April 10 -19 Boscov's 25th Berks Jazz Festival in Reading, PA. 

April 10 Bob Dylan at the Borgata.    

April 11 Lights Out Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at 6:30 p.m.Showtime: 8:00 p.m. at The Doghouse. Price: $40 includes food and drink (food served between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.)

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