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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.,..
In my last blog entry I told you about the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Today, we will see that I wandered across the street to take a look at the grounds of its neighbor, the Mercer Museum, a  six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930...
Yesterday, I traveled about an hour north of Wilmington Delaware to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Begun in 1884 as the Bucks County Prison, it was transformed 100 years later into an art gallery.  Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton had designed a 3-story warden'...
On view now to March 22, the annual Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA  is now doing its annual thing, brightening up the space vacated by the recent Christmas display. (Full disclosure, after many years of doing the holiday thing, I stayed away this last December).  As...
 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
(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...

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