Monday, January 2, 2017

Upcoming the first week of January 2017

2017 is the 100 anniversary of WWI this is the year to learn all about World War I. Look for exhibits in museums and lectures locally and throughout the United States

Now through Jan. 8 Yuletime at Winterthur. 

Now through Jan. 8 Neumors Mansion and Garden Holiday Hours. A. I Dupont's home.

Now through Jan. 8 A Longwood Christmas, highly recommended ( I liked it a lot) perhaps not on the coldest night of the year that is when I went last year, but the crowds were slim. We were just about the last people to leave. Something special to see. 

Jan 2—22 World War I and America Exhibit at Haverford Library
World War I and American Art.

Feb 4 and Mar. 1 Genealogy Research Workshop at Middletown Free Library 10:15 a.m. register to attend.

Jan. 5 National Bird Day
Jan. 6 and 13 Expedition 50 astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 7 a.m. EST to perform a complex upgrade to the orbital outpost’s power system. Coverage of the spacewalks will begin at 5:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website

Jan. 6 Faces of Literacy Art Opening and Friend Raiser 5 - 7 p.m. at Swarthmore Borough Hall.  Artwork will be on display Jan. 6 - 31.

Jan. 7 Paper Marbling Class at Historic Sugartown (Malvern, PA) Learn to create marbled paper in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery! Marbling is the art of floating and designing watercolors on a base fluid then permanently transferring the design to paper. Colonial Williamsburg trained instructor, Ramon Townsend of, will lead the class through the entire marbling process. Participants will take home their finished papers. Visit Historic or call 610-640-2667 to register!

Jan 7 and 8 Historic Grange Estate Visit the Model Train Display in the Carriage House! Admission is FREE to the expanded Model Train Display. Tour the beautifully decorated Gothic Revival mansion, enjoy Chad's fabulous Santa collection, and visit our delightful Gift Shoppe stocked with handcrafted, unique seasonal gifts. Admission to the Mansion is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children and students 610-446-4958.Located at The Historic Grange Estate, 143 Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083

Jan. 8 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) educator Laurel McLaughlin presents a lecture focusing on their current exhibit World War I and American Art at Haverford Library. The exhibition explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. 2:00 p.m.

Jan. 8 The Twelfth Day of Christmas at Collen Brook Farm from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Collen Brook Farm, Marvine Avenue and Mansion Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Come join us and complete the Christmas Season with a rewarding time of music, food, fun and fellowship! Dinner is from 1:00 PM to 4:00 p.m. The music will be provided by Erika Bar-David, Violinist The dinner is an especially prepared "Early American Fare" - including Swedish Pea Soup. Space is limited so please make your reservation ASAP. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, please call: 610-924-022.

This is a repeat and back by popular demand for those 
that missed it the first time.
Jan. 11 "Water is Life: the Issues Involved at Standing Rock and Actions to Come". Presentation by Nancy Webster. The conflict between private profit and public concerns, the issues surrounding who gets to access and use "public" lands such as Indian reservations, National Parks and  BLM property has been and will remain in the headlines. From the Bundy occupation to the proposed fracking at a US World UNESCO Site (Chaco Canyon), how these areas are used affects us all. Hear from a person who was at Standing Rock for 3 months, through the much of the police vs. water protectors; give an eye witness account of controversial actions. Nancy will also outline the issues and points of view that will keep this concern in the headlines. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Register to attend.

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