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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland is a trained Architectural Historian and a Board Member of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and Friends of the Furness Railroad District as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware and Chester County Historical Societies.,..
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 DELAWARE EVENTS First Saturday in the First State events:  February 1, 10:30 a.m. at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N. Dover DE 19901 . Dr. Donald Blakey will talk about  1953, when  Dr. Jerome H. Holland became President of Delaware State College.  This program i...
01/31/2020
DELAWARE EVENTSOn Saturday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m. Robert Clark, president of Wesley College and former Commandant of Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy,  will present a history of the U.S. Submarine Force during World War II and reflect on how the lessons learned almost 80 years ago are still...
01/01/2020
There is a house in the Wilmington, Delaware area that would win a Christmas decorating contest every year--except there is no contest.For over 30 years, the Smith family on Prior Rd. has been mounting a display with over 700,000 lights that can be seen by traffic on nearby Interstate 95. Two yea...
12/25/2019
Eleuthere Irenee Du Pont arrived at the site of Eleutherian Mills on the Brandywine River outside of Wilmington, Delaware in the spring of 1802 to begin the construction of a black powder mill, barn, and a home for his family along the Brandywine Creek. His wife and three children joined him in J...
12/21/2019
Most people know that the duPont family was very influential in Delaware and have left their mark with many beautiful estate homes now open to the public. Most have heard about Winterthur and nearby Longwood Gardens, but how many know about Nemours, located just north of the City of Wilmington?Ow...
12/13/2019
DELAWARE EVENTSLombardy Hall is the colonial home of Gunning Bedford, Jr, one of the Delaware signers of the U.S. Constitution. They will be holding their annual Open House on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 1-4 PM. Lombardy Hall is a National Historic Landmark home c 1750 in Nor...
12/01/2019
(Note: I received an email from my financial advisor with this content and I just heard the presidential pardoning just happened again for 2019)WHY DO PRESIDENTS PARDON TURKEYS? A turkey may not be on the Great Seal of the United States, as Ben Franklin would have preferred, but the bird has a su...
11/26/2019
DELAWARE EVENTSFriday, November 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. come to the many galleries and spaces open for the First Friday Art Loop all free events. Tour the Delaware History Museum at 505 North Market St., then explore entertainment and restaurants that inspire a vibrant city!  Then, on Satu...
10/31/2019
A recent Saturday dawned bright and sunny--a perfect day to ride around the countryside on the annual Chester County Day which benefits the Chester County Hospital.We saw some lovely homes ranging from converted stone barns like Ivystone in West Chester to Victorian style homes like Acorn Hill in...
10/15/2019
For buyers who are looking for a significant home which was once the country home of George Read I, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. We will be holding an Open House from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019. 
10/10/2019