Monday, May 9, 2016

Events Week of May 9

May 9 Mercury Transit of the Sun follow NASA coverage.

May 9 Sign up for the National Women's Health Thunderclap before 12 p.m.

May 12 Aston Township Historical Society (ATHS) will be joined by Mr. Clarence Hickey at their quarterly meeting on at 7 p.m. Please note the change in venue to the Aston Township Community Center located south of 5 Points on Concord Road across from St. Joseph's Church.  This free event is open to the public but donations are always appreciated! Mr. Hickey, formerly of Fisher's Corner, Aston, will be speaking on The Life and Times a Country Doctor in the 1800s. This first person portrayal reflects the life and historic times of country doctor Edward Stonestreet and his colleagues when Stonestreet practiced medicine in Rockville, MD, from 1852-1903. It is based on the speaker's 2009 biography, Send for the Doctor. This book chronicles Doctor Stonestreet's life, family, medical education and his brief service as a surgeon with U.S. Army during the Civil War. It also highlights his 51 year medical practice of house calls and office visits as a local physician and surgeon. Plus the biography includes the doctor responding to accidents and injuries while serving as a family physician in Rockville and the surrounding county. Doctor Stonestreet's story is not just a Rockville, MD, story, but an American one. Many country doctors across the country lived similarly to Stonestreet and faced many of the same issues during the 19th century. Mr. Hickey will be dressed in period attire. He will also bring his 1885 medical bag with 19th century medical instruments and medicinals to share and discuss. Please join ATHS and Mr. Hickey for an exciting and enlightening evening as we step back in time!
May 12 Digging through Trash: Archeology  Tavern Talks will take place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 6030 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.
For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at or visit

May 13 Historic Waynesborough the “People Who Shaped America” series. The World’s Finest Georgian Mansions in England and America.$20 For information, call 610.647.1779 or email

2049 Waynesborough Road . Paoli PA 19301 Refreshments following presentation

Historic Waynesborough presents Stephen G. Hague, PhD, historian and former Exec. Director of Stenton. He will give an illustrated talk, followed by a book signing. He will cover architecture, landscapes, gardens and furnishings of ten Georgian houses, with special emphasis on Philadelphia connections. What houses make the “Top 10?” Ah, ‘til we meet on May 13th. Dr. Hague teaches British and European History at Rowan University. He holds a D. Phil. from Oxford University. This event supports ongoing maintenance of Historic Waynesborough.
May 13 - 15 Wilmington Grand Prix and Grand Fondo

May 13 Telling UnTold  Histories Unconference at Rutgers University in Newark.

May 13 and 14 The Dad Vale Regatta along Kelly Drive on the Schuykill River races generally begin at 7 a.m. and end 5 p.m. See website for complete details.

May 14 Stamp Out Hunger Place a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox.

May 14 The Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival at Iron Hill in Media.

May 14 Wounded Warrior Walk and Run Rose Tree Park? 

May 14 International Migratory Bird Day

May 15 DCCC Flea Market Rte 252 and Media Line Rd raindate 5/22/16

May 15 Antique Car Show and Flea Market at Linvilla 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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