Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Upcoming Events Week of February 22

Tickets are on Sale now for April 22 Roaring 1920's Gatsby Gala at the Sage Farmhouse. Tickets $125 per person, support the Middletown Free Library.
February 23-25 How to Survive in Space Hangout in Space with UK astronaut 9- 10 a.m. http://www.nasa.gov/feature/how-to-survive-in-space-hangout-1-tuesday-feb-23-9-10-am-est-2-3-pm-uk 

February 23  1696 Thomas Massey House and Marple Historical Society Present "George Washington" by Arch Hunter Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge Historian and Professor at 7:30 p. m. Marple Christian Church 475 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA. Refreshments to follow.

February 25 NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Talks One-Year Mission in Final In-Space News Conference. Live on NASA TV 12:05 p.m.

February 26 Arc After Dark Annual Fundraiser at Springfield Country Club to support advocacy work for people with disabilities 7- 11 p.m. Peg DeGrassa of the Delco News Netwrk will received the 2nd Annual Community Partnership Award

February 26 International Stand Up for Bullying Day

February 26  Hollywood Marines - History Lecture by Dr. Gary Grove 2 p.m. at the Middletown Free Library.  Hollywood Celebrities who have served in the United States Marines. Registration required!

February 26-28 Lancaster Roots and Blues Music Festival

February 27-28 Beyond Boom-Boom Sticks and Fancy-Dress Balls: Women's Lives in Early America at Washington Crossing Historic Park.  Come for a weekend of insightful formal lectures and related hands-on workshops from some of the region's most well-respected historians and interpreters in a supportive and welcoming environment.
Best Practices for Women of the Army by Carrie Fellows, Augusta County Militia and Executive Director- Hunterdon County (NJ) Cultural and Heritage Commission.
The Housekeeper with No Name: Building Character From (not quite) Scratch by Kirsten Hammerstrom, Director of Collections- Rhode Island Historical Society and a Living History Interpreter.
Tangled Thread: Weaving in 18th-Century North America by Mara Riley, Independent Researcher, Historian, and Fiber Artist.
Death By Petticoat and Other Myths About Women in Early America by Mary Miley Theobald, Historian and Freelance Writer.
The $75 registration fee for the conference day includes a resource packet with handouts from each speaker, light breakfast, lunch featuring historically-inspired dishes, and tour of the site. Also, $10 from each fee will be donated directly to the Friends of Washington Crossing to aid in their continued efforts of preservation & education.
All workshops will be taught twice on Sunday, February 28th;
Session I: 10:30am - 12 noon & Session II: 1:30 – 3pm. Fee: $15/workshop/session.
Tiny Looms: Tape Weaving in 18th-Century North America with Mara Riley.
Interrogating Objects: Material Culture, Interpretation, and Character Development with Kirsten Hammerstrom.
The Bare Essentials, or "“Do I Really Need That?" with Carrie Fellows
If you're interested in learning more or to register, visit www.boicehistorieacademie.com
February 27 Fare Festival 2016 in Warminster, PA. Beer, wine and food 1 - 5 p.m. 

February 28 The 88th Academy Awards on ABC. Play the Official Oscar Challenge presented by Kohl's.

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