February 8 “T. Chalkley Palmer’s Scroggie Valley and Glen Providence Park” lecture at Delaware County Institute of Science 11 Veterans Square, Media, Pennsylvania, featuring J. Roger Mitchell, President of the Delaware County Institute of Science, Walt Cressler, Ph.D., West Chester University, and Stephanie Gaboriault, President of Friends of Glen Providence Park. In the 1800's, the land that is now Glen Providence Park was called Scroggie Valley. Forty-year DCIS President T. Chalkley Palmer grew up exploring the valley, which he affectionately wrote about in 1889. This historical lecture will cover the Palmer family, T. Chalkley's scientific work, and the history, flora and fauna of Glen Providence Park. Doors open around 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Program: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. This lecture is sponsored by CMS Transportation, Inc.
February 8 will begin the Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Monkey.
February 9 Fat Tuesday ugh do we need a reminder after all the Super Bowl food. It is a good time to make sacrifices. Get back on board.
February 10 MURDER IN MARPLE One evening in late November 1949, two brothers killed their father. Despite pleading guilty, they were acquitted of the crime. Come learn the shocking details of this true local story from Thomas George Deitman, the author of Murder in Marple: the D'Amore family tragedy at Marple Library 7:00 p.m. Please register in advance at the front desk or call (610) 356-1510.
February 11 Robyn Young will speak at Aston Township Community Center on South Concord Road, just south of 5 Points and across from St. Joseph's Church at 7 p.m. Please come early so you may tour the new and improved Aston Township History Museum and Research Center at 6:30 p.m. Handicap parking is plentiful. Robyn Young, known as the Marker Lady for her work in installing historical roadside markers for women's history, has recently published a 200-page book, "Women in Penn's Woods: A History of Women in Pennsylvania." The book was written to introduce readers to 175 women who made a difference in Pennsylvania's history and includes a summary of the 1852 Women's Rights Convention held in Pennsylvania as well as color photographs of historical markers installed by Young. Young will speak about women in our state's history focusing especially on women in Delaware County. Come learn about women's history, an exciting subject for study in all the months of the year, not just March! Books will be available for purchase. This popular program is free and open to the public; however, donations are greatly appreciated! Please see any board member about exciting volunteer opportunities. ATHS also appreciates historical donations. Please feel free to bring old photos for ATHS to scan for their library, too!
February 12-14 and 19-21 The Philadelphia Home Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center 12th and Arch Streets. phillyhomeshow.com.
February 12 Star Trek: The Ultimate Experience: Part of the Bud Light Concert Experience at the Tower Theater 8 p.m.
February 13-15 President Birthday Bash in Alexandria Virginia washingtonbirthday.net and visitalexandria.com/gwbirthday
February 13 Sea Isle Polar Bear Plunge
February 14 Valentines Day C'mon you know that, but let me be one more female to remind you! The password is chocolate. Flowers are fun too but you will charm ANY woman with chocolate.